Replace loose or failing glazing with new glazing. Broken panes are replaced with new or antique glass if the customer requests. Work is priced per pane.
Involves unsticking both sashes to make operable, replacing broken sash cords with cord or chain, tuning existing or installing new weather stripping. We replace broken panes as needed. Work is priced per window.
Re-glazing and Mechanical Tune-up plus minor structural repairs. Priming and painting of sash exterior. Sashes are brought into our workshop for this process.
Window sashes are removed from their opening, cataloged and taken to our workshop for restoration. All glazing and glass panes are removed from sashes, and the remaining paint is stripped. Damaged and/or rotted pieces are repaired. If a particular wood part is not repairable, it is replaced by a new part milled to match the original window profiles (limited replacement in kind). Sash joints are strengthened. Sashes are re-assembled, fitted for weather stripping then primed.
Stops, jams and casings (if included) are stripped of paint, repaired or replaced, then primed and painted
Glass panes are re-glazed to their original position. Interior and exterior of sashes are painted. Sash locks and other hardware are restored, repaired or replaced.
The restored sashes and stops are re-installed. Broken or worn sash cord is replaced with new cord or chain. Weather stripping, sash locks and other mechanisms are installed.
Window is tuned and left fully operational with most of its original components intact and returned to their original positions.
“Good to Knows”
Our window restoration and repair services adhere to standards established by the National Park Service.
Click here for their brief regarding "The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows".
Click here for the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation Treatment-guidelines-2017
Except for Re-glazing, all work is done from the inside. We prefer to work on windows that have storm windows protecting the house from the elements. If storm windows are not present, alternate options will be offered to temporarily close an opening.
We make every attempt to minimize glass breakage. In the event there is breakage, we will re-purpose as much of your broken antique glass as possible before supplementing with new or antique glass if the customer requests.
For all services, highest quality paint is used to prolong the life of glazing putty and window components. Having your paint color(s) chosen in advance will contribute greatly to the process.
Pricing depends on window size, the number of glass panes, and general condition