Briggs Elementary School in Santa Paula is having all their front windows restored instead of replaced. This keeps the beauty and craftsmanship of the original windows, while the windows are restored to be fully operational and functional. There is a great article about this project.  It includes details about the benefits to homeowners of choosing window restoration work instead of replacement.   Home Window Repairs focuses solely on window restoration (unless the windows are so rotted that they need to be custom replicated).  Here is the article- if you have wood or steel windows that don’t work well, this will bring up some interesting points and possibilities. Ventura County Star: Ventura Window Restorer Has a View on History