Residential Window Repair
Your original windows are the eyes of your historic home and one its most prominent historical features.
Sure, they're drafty and showing their age. Sure, they are painted shut and the ropes are broken and the paint is failing. But that doesn't mean they are "beyond repair" as you might have been told by some window replacement salesman. The problems they are exhibiting indicates they are simply "ready for repair". That's what we do, and we do it very well.
If it is your dream for your historic home's windows to suffer the indignity of vinyl replacements, you have stumbled across the wrong website. But if you appreciate and value the extraordinary craftsmanship, authenticity and timeless beauty of your historic home, retaining and improving your original windows ought to be high on your list of improvement.
Can your original, single glazed windows ever be made as easy to operate and energy efficient as replacements with their insulated glass and fancy balance systems? Maybe not... but we can definitely get real close, let us take a look. Utilizing expertly installed weather stripping to each operable sash, we can greatly reduce a main source of energy loss: air infiltration. To decrease thermal energy loss, we may also prescribe "secondary glazing", aka "energy panels", or what used to be known as "storm windows". But we aren't talking about your grandmother's old ugly aluminum "triple track" storms here... there are some very elegant and unobtrusive new products that can actually enhance the look of your historic home. These can be installed either to the interior or the exterior of your original windows, depending on the look you want.
Is it more expensive to repair or restore your windows than to replace them with vinyl or some such? Probably.... but even that depends on many factors. We offer a wide range of services depending upon what your windows need balanced against your budget (see "Services Offered"). Maybe they only need a mechanical tune up to get them functional, which is quite affordable. Or maybe they are in need a full restoration including the complete removal of years and years of built up paint - that can get more expensive. But in any case, we can help you find a way for you to keep and enjoy your home's original windows for another century or more.
Keep this in mind: They call them replacement windows, because you have to keep replacing them. Don't get caught in that cycle. Let us take a look and see how we can help you retain the original eyes of your historic home