Window Refurbishment

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WINDOW REFURBISHMENT


 

FOR WINDOWS WHERE FUNCTION, NOT DECAY, IS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM

Refurbishment is recommended when there is no significant material decay, operation is compromised by negligent painting, or hardware, ropes, pulleys and weatherstripping are missing or damaged. Only loose paint and putty are removed. Sash must present 90% of their putty intact to qualify for this lighter process. Removing calcified putty and paint from the glass risks glass breakage and scratching and this is not in this scope. All the same high quality materials and skilled craftsmen are applied to this sequence as they are with a complete restoration.

 

SCOPE OF WORK


 
  1. All work carried out on site

  2. All replacement parts to very closely matched originals

  3. Sash, parting beads, and stop beads removed from frame

    • Loose paint and putty scraped from jamb and sash

    • Sill, jamb, and trim parts repaired as necessary with Abatron epoxies or real wood

  4. Sash benched at work area on site

    • Broken glasss replaced

    • Historic glass used on request

    • Loose putty and glass replaced or resealed — traditional putty used

    • Meeting rail or stile cleaned and repaired as necessary

    • Damage to sash repaired with real wood and/or epoxy

    • Sash machined for interlocking weatherstrip as necessary

  5. Sash rehung in jamb

    • Pulleys scraped, lubricated, and replaced with similar if necessary

    • Interlock metal weatherstrip wire brushed and waxed or replaced with same as necessary

    • For double hung windows, top sash set and fixed in position, and bottom sash hung on weights and pullys with new braided nylon rope or brass sash chain

    • For casement windows, sash hung on original hinges, as possible, fit for 5/32” perimeter gap, and spring bronze weatherstrip installed

    • Parting beads and stop beads replaced as needed with same

    • Finish painting with sash in place