live in their vintage or antique
home for many years and never know what it's like for the
work properly. You don't have to put up with drafty, rattling, and just
not working windows.
windows have been replaced because
owners felt there was no alternative to replacement. I am pleased to
say you can have your windows restored to better than original working
condition and preserve the aesthetic look of your vintage or
antique home and improve energy efficiency
In addition to basic mechanical
refurbishment, OWR provides complete structural and cosmetic
restoration. We use
antique wavy glass where appropriate to preserve the historic quality
of the windows. Your windows have lasted for decades and with proper
maintenance they can last for many more.
Removal of window sash, stripping of old paint and putty, repair of any
damage by replacment parts or wood grade epoxy, prime, reglaze, and
final paint Window frame is stripped of old paint, parting beads
replaced as needed, sills repaired and painted.. . Restoration
Repair of rotted
window sash and sill
are accomplished with state of the art wood
reconstruction epoxy. Severely damaged sections can be replaced
new wood. Only the most severely deteriorated windows are candidates
To improve energy efficiciency OWR uses contemporary
weather stripping solutions that provide a weather seal around the
perimeter of the window.. Once applied the window will be draft and rattle free.
Some older windows have
no balance system or way to hold the window open (1700's - mid 1800s).
The only way to keep these open
is to place an object such as a stick under the sash. Sound
familiar? We can convert these windows to an invisible balance system mounted in
the edge of the sash. Your window that will
work smoothly and hold the window in place without danger of
For rope and pulley style
windows, a constant force spring balance can
be installed. It
mounts similar to the traditional rope pulley but uses a steel tape
attached to a precision spring mechanism matched to the sash weight. To
enhance energy efficiency, the weight pockets are filled with
OWR strives to restore each window as
close to original as possible. So if you are looking for a
window fix then search no further.
Window restore consists of 3 general categories:
Once your windows are restored
to their proper operation and condition, minor routine maintenance will
keep them working and looking great for many more years.