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Window Restoration - Double Hung

Total restoration of existing sashes, frames and single pane glass

 

  1. Nearly all parts reused. All new parts to be same as existing in material, profile and proportion.
  2. Sash removed from building, catalog per opening.
    White corrugated plastic panels installed for light transmission and weather protection.
  3. Jambs restored with sash removed.
    Scraped of all loose paint.
    • Abatron Epoxy consolidant used where fibers are weak.
    • Real wood Dutchmen repairs where pieces are missing.
    • Final sanding with Hepa filter vacuum attached.
    • Period style zinc interlocking weather-strip retrofitted to operable sash for sound and lasting seal.
    • Sash pulleys stripped of paint, wire brushed and lubed.
    • Jambs primed before sash installation.
  4. Sashes restored in shop.
    Each sash is steamed to soften old putty and release historic glass form sash.
    • Remaining paint is chemically stripped at a specialty stripping shop.
    • Epoxy consolidants and Abatron resin fill used as necessary to secure loose fibers. Wood Dutchman and replacement parts fabricated as necessary.
    • Glass cleaned of paint and dirt, replaced if damaged. Historic glass reused whenever possible. Replacement glass to be in kind.
    • Glass is bedded on modern silicone acrylic sealant.
    • New, traditional linseed oil based glazing putty at all mullions.
    • Sashes prime painted on all surfaces prior to installation
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  5. Sashes installed.
    All restored parts reused in installation.
    • Sashes hung on new brass chain with new stop bead and parting bead to match existing.
    • Top and bottom sash to operate with ease, latch with authority and seal well
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Window Restoration

Total restoration of existing sashes, frames and new insulating glass

 

  1. Nearly all parts reused. All new parts to be same as existing in material, profile and proportion.
  2. Sash removed from building, catalog per opening.
    • Every other window, so as not to darken rooms completely.
    • Plywood installed for security and weather protection.
  3. Jambs restored with sash removed.
    • Scraped of all loose paint.
    • Abatron epoxy used where fibers are weak.
    • Real wood Dutchmen repairs where pieces are missing.
    • Zinc interlocking weather-strip replaced with same for sound and lasting seal.
    • Sash pulleys stripped of paint, wire brushed and lubed.
    • Jambs primed before sash installation.
  4. Sashes restored in shop.
    • Each sash pressure chemically stripped, removing all loose paint, glazing putty and glass Epoxy consolidants and abatron resin fill used as necessary to secure loose fibers. Wood Dutchman and replacement parts fabricated as necessary.
    • Sashes re-machined to receive insulating glass.
    • Glazing options: frosted, tempered, bronze and others. Insulating units to receive mullion divisions between glass panes to align with existing historic mullion profiles for a continuous site line creating the impression of a divided light.
    • Glass set in silicon sealant with mahogany sticking on exterior to replicate profile of traditional glazing putty.
  5. Sashes installed.
    • All restored parts reused in installation.
    • Sashes hung on new chain, new stop bead installed and parting bead to match existing.
    • Top sash to be fixed.
    • Bottom sash to operate with ease, latch with authority and seal well.
    • Final painting coat by others with sash in place.

 

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