Wood Window Restoration
Reasons to Restore:
- Environmental – Extends the life of old growth lumber, a non-renewable and superior resource.
- Historic Details – Preserves the original look of your home that cannot be duplicated with replacement windows.
- Effectiveness – It works as well and lasts longer than any replacement window.
- Provide dust protection in the work area around the window unit as needed.
- Remove the existing window stops, remove fasteners and set aside for reuse.
- Remove the upper and lower sash for the opening.
- Remove the existing weather stripping on the jambs and sills. Remove loose paint and caulk at the jambs and sills. Any work on the exterior millwork is not included.
- Repair the existing exterior sills as required. Caulk gaps at blind stop, etc.
- For both sash restoration, remove the existing parting stop. Fabricate and install new parting stop. Adjust parting stop size and required.
- Remove loose glazing putty and replace with new.
- Replace broken glass as required.
- Remove the existing pulleys and hardware. Remove the paint or finish and lubricate as required. The existing hardware to be reinstalled unless otherwise specified.
- Clamp the existing joints tight and fasten with glue and dowels or screws as required.
- Prepare the sashes as required for weather stripping. Apply weather strip at the perimeter of the sashes and at the meeting rail.
- Reinstall the refurbished pulleys. Provide and install sash chains and hardware as required. Reinstall window sashes in the existing opening.
- Check for ease of operation and adjust as required.
- Clean the work area and haul away debris.