Name: Window Restoration
Location: Milwaukee – Walker’s Point
Problem: The home’s original windows needed extensive paint removal and wood restoration.
Solution Provided: First we began by removing all of the windows and bringing them to our shop for repairs. In our shop our team began by removing the hardware and stripping the existing paint to near bare wood on both interior and exterior sides of the window sashes. Once stripped any rotten/deteriorated/fissured wood, stripped screw holes, nail holes or gauges were repaired with Abatron Wood Restoration Epoxy. For areas with Badly damaged wood it was replaced as needed to match. Then we re-secured any loose joinery and replaced any broken or frosted glass. We removed the existing glazing on the windows and replaced it with Sarco Dual M Glaze, with the Glazing painted to match the sash after it has hardened or “skinned”. Once the sash was prepped, it was thoroughly cleaned and received a coat of oil based primer. The existing and new hardware was cleaned and on the windows we applied 2 coats of paint to all of the windows on both the interior and exterior.
Prior to re-installation the jambs were stripped of existing paint that was inhibiting proper function, sanded, cleaned, primed and painted. To re-install the windows we attached the top sash fully up into its opening and sealed it for airtightness, making sure top and bottom sash meeting rails lined up and latched fully. We replaced the sash cords as well as any damaged window stops. Around the sides of lower sashes we added metal interlocking weather stripping, and between the sash meeting rails we installed a vinyl gasket. To complete the install we lubricated the weather stripping, cleaned the glass, and ensured windows operate smoothly and latch tightly.
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