In the winter of 2015, a client experienced a massive flood in their antique cape in Newcastle NH. They embarked on a year long complete restoration of the home. Per the clients wishes, it was absolutely necessary to retain as much of the original character of the home as possible. This included all the original wooden sashes.
They opted for complete restoration including steam stripping to bare wood. It was very important to them that the profiles were not entirely buried in ancient layers of paint.
Walking through the completed home, you get the sense of history that this home has accrued and will continue to make.