Many people believe older wood windows and doors can’t be fixed and should be replaced with modern insulated versions to stop air loss and regain energy efficiency. THAT’S NOT TRUE! Weatherstripping for windows and doors can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 30% while reducing uncomfortable drafts and keeping noise out. Well-maintained wood windows with quality weatherstripping are absolutely competitive with modern counterparts.
Interlocking metal channel weather strip is the only weatherstripping described by the Department of Energy as “exceptional”. Metal interlocking weatherstrip is by far the best choice because these products are superior to other weatherstripping materials in so many ways as our ACCURATE MACHINE MADE BLOG describes.
The Window Preservation Alliance's Annual Meeting features two full days of workshops, "shop talk with the pros" learning opportunities, and panel discussion sessions. There will be vendors on hand throughout the conference to show window restoration specific products. WPA Board Member and Accurate's owner, Marc Bagala, is hosting the conference this year at his shops in Westbrook, Maine. Accurate Shop Manager, Carl Bagala, will be demonstrating our manufacturing process and answering questions throughout the weekend. The WPA conference is open to members and non-members.
If you reach out to Accurate Machine Made, or stop by our shop, you are likely to talk with Carl Bagala. Brother to owner, Marc Bagala, Carl has been working in window restoration and weatherstrip installation for over 25 years. So you might say you’ve reached the right person! Carl operates and maintains our 100 year old roll-forming machinery that makes our metal interlocking weatherstripping products. He is here to help with your order, installation questions or troubleshooting a project.