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What would be entailed in having my beautiful 1939 double hung windows and storms restored

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I would like to know what would be entailed in having my

beautiful 1939 doublehung windows and storms restore
(reglazed, repaired, replace hardware) and painted!



Hi Juliet,
I am writing in response to your inquiry regarding your
1939 double hung windows and storms. The best way for us
to give you an idea of what your windows entail is by
assessing them. Depending on the size, amount of lights,i.e.,
one over one, two over two, six over one, six over six, and 
condition thereof,a full restoration can run $300.00 - $700.00
per window. The storm windows also depend on the condition,
amount of lights and size.However,storm windows are usually
2 over 2 or 1 over 1, and therefore cost about $250.00 -
$400.00 per storm.
After we provide a window assessment, free of charge, we
give you an estimate. If you decide to hire us, we remove
the window/s bring them to our shop where they are steamed,
to soften the glazing compound. The glass is carefully
removed and numbered, cleaned and set aside for installation.
The window sashes get stripped, sanded, primed. The glass is
then bed-glazed, then glazed. After the glazing compound skins
over, we apply two exterior coats of paint and the interior
side is also coated twice. If the sash needs repairs, i.e.
dutchman repair or epoxy (depending on the wood rot), it is
done after the sash is stripped, before it is primed.
Hardware: Also depending on the condition of the hardware and
if they match, we strip and polish the hardware, and replace
the rope with sash chain. We can also help find hardware to
match your existing hardware if some of the original hardware
has been replaced.
When the window/s are complete they are returned to their
original beauty and function.
I usually suggest to clients that they "do one room at a time"
when they opt to restore their windows.
I hope I answered your question/s sufficiently. Please feel
free to contact me or Ron with any other questions or concerns
you may have about your windows or any aspect of your 1939
We teach a window restoration workshop at our shop for
Preservation Burlington two times yearly, if you are
interested I can inform as to when the next workshop is
taking place.
Thank you,
Amy Mentes

Tags: maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

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