Are my Wood Windows Worth Saving?
In most cases, YES! Your current windows are likely excellent products that just need some concentrated attention and care. This is especially true in older homes that have beautiful or custom window designs. Window Makeover can help you retain the character of your home while dramatically improving functionality and efficiency.
Remember, just because your current windows might be hard to open, drafty or deteriorating does not mean they need to be replaced. Getting your windows in good working order could be a simple process. Window Makeover has restoration experts that are capable of replacing broken or cracked panes, re-installing sash cords and freeing-up any sashes that may have been painted shut through the years.
Replacing hardware is a common functional and cosmetic fix as well. The same can be said for reglazing – or, replacing the putty that holds the glass panes in place. Window efficiency can also be restored by replacing old or missing weather-stripping with new and pliable materials. These old windows may wind up nearly as efficient as brand new ones.
At Window Makeover, we’ve been at this for 20 years, and we know that not all windows in the same home deteriorate at the same pace. Typically, we see increased rot or aging on south and west facing windows. North and east facing windows seem to sustain less damage over time. This can be a variable in calculating restoration costs – however, all situations are unique.
Our process brings significant value to our restoration clients. We have our own mill and workshop at Window Makeover and can custom manufacture any needed components to match original window aesthetics. This is especially critical with windows that are discontinued and out of production.
These are just a few of the reasons why it makes good sense to restore and not replace the windows in your home. Window Makeover can help our clients save substantial money and get their windows looking and performing like new.