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Friday, January 16, 2009

Wood Window Repair





















7 comments:

Quaker Channels said...

Why Replace Windows, when you can "FIX Them" for a Fraction of the cost. 90% of Old windows are just in need of a Tune Up due to Wear & Tear. Quaker City Manufacturing has helped FIX over 40 Million Satisfied Window Owners, throughout North America since 1958! Average cost to fix a window, is $34.99 & about hour of your time. Average cost to replace ONE window $250. Average home has 12-16 Windows. Spending the money you Save on your Family, PRICELESS.

juliana inman said...

Hello "Quaker Channels" I realize this was a "sales opportunity - not to be missed" - but perhaps you did not read the slides in the presentation. The first slide after the title slide (and also after the links slide) quotes the Secretary of the Interior standards for rehabilitation:
"6. Deteriorated historic features will be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature will match the old in design, color, texture, and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features will be substantiated by documentary and physical evidence."
The presentation was on how to FIX windows. However, in the interests of presenting information on replacement, if required, additional information was also presented. Cost to repair all windows in my house was the cost of new sash cord, by the way. Labor was "sweat equity".

John Poole said...

Hi Juliana!

Nice blog you have here! Window repair, by the way, is a BIG TOPIC in my particular effort. This posting is a great resource for me. Though I don't expect to get underway until spring time, I'll set aside some time this week to go through the presentation. And I'll post any feedback I might have here.

Thanks again!

- John

juliana inman said...

You are welcome, John. I'm working on posting three power point presentations, and found an app. through LinkdIn that seems to have a good viewer. I will see if I can add it to the blog.

Terry said...

Hello,

I just came across your blog. If you and your readers are interested in wood window repair, please see my book, "Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows," Lyons Press. It's very thorough and has been well received over its 12 year publishing history.

Thanks.

Terry Meany

Rosati Windows said...

Before I read this blog I used to replace my windows but now I fix them.Thank you for help.

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Chris Harrison said...

Looking forward to seeing what you did with the shutters. The only reason I rolled my eyes was because shutters are hard to paint!!! You did a great job on them.
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