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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:11 PM

Have you specifically checked codes on double pane (glazing) windows?

Have a family member with historic house, that wanted to remake window panels like you. Problem is that double glazing is not invisible and was not period correct for house; and was ‘banned’ by their preservation codes.
Even replacing the single pane glass with newer coated e-glass to reduce thermal losses was not allowed.

Suggest you talk to a couple of custom window companies near your historic area. They deal with these issues everyday, and have access to special seals/gaskets used to improve old window sealing.
Historical rules can be difficult to bypass. Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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