Window Resteration Technical Assistance Related Articles

WINDOWS GLOSSARY

MAKING SENSE OF THE MERCURIAL EPOXY

  • Source: historichomeworks.com
  • Author: Leeke, John
  • Summary: Provides general information about epoxy for wood repairs (what it is and how it works). Also covered are two common methods of wood repair using epoxy: decay consolidation and decay removal. Keywords: epoxy resin, catalyst , rate of cure, consolidant, primer.
  • Web Address: http://www.historichomeworks.com/hhw/library/OHJEpoxy2004/OHJEpoxy2004.htm

PUTTY ANALYSIS

HOW TO REPAIR AND REPAINT OLD WINDOW SASHES

RECENT WINDOW WORK

HOW TO REPAIR OR REPLACE WINDOW SASH CORDS

HOW TO REPLACE SASH CORDS

HOW TO ADD WEATHER STRIPPING TO WINDOWS

HOW TO ACCESS WINDOW SASH CORDS IN DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS

DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOW CONSTRUCTION

REPAIRING AND REMOVING GLAZING PAINT

  • Source: Fixing Our Historic House
  • Summary: A step-by-step guide on removing glazing and paint with an infrared paint stripper and a triangle scraper. Several photographs are included. Keywords: paint, glazing, putty, primer, epoxy consolidant, epoxy filler.
  • Web Address: http://www.hereandthere.org/oldhouse/windows-repairing-steps.html

WINDOW GLAZING COMPOUND

  • Source: The Natural Handy Man
  • Summary: This question and answer page discusses the pros & cons of using latex glazing product vs. traditional glazing putty. Keywords: glazing putty, oxidation, skinning.
  • Web Address: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/04/04apr19j.cfm

GLASS REPLACEMENT - HOW TO REPLACE A SINGLE-PANE WINDOW OR REPAIR WINDOW GLAZING

  • Source: The Natural Handy Man
  • Summary: How to replace window panes and reglaze. Many useful tips are given thoughout the article including; which source of heat is best to use to soften putty and which type of putty to use. Keywords: putty removal, points removal, glass removal, priming, glass installation, putty application.
  • Web Address: http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infwindows/infgla.html

REPAIRING WOODEN WINDOWS

  • Source: North Wiltshire District Council
  • Summary: What should be done to bring deteriorated windows back to "sound working condition". Keywords: inspection, repair methods, glazing, painting.
  • Web Address: http://www.northwilts.gov.uk/repairing_wooden_windows.pdf
  • Publication Date: March 2002

REGLAZING A HISTORIC SASH WINDOW

  • Source: RenovateDSM.com
  • Author: Des Moines Rehabbers Club
  • Summary: 50 minute video goes through the window repair process from removing the sash, removing old glazing, taking out the glass, cleaning/repairing the sash, to reinstalling the glass and reglazing. Keywords: sash removal, Sash repair, glass removal, glazing, glazing points.
  • Web Address: http://renovatedsm.com/node/248

HISTORIC WINDOW REPAIR

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

PHYSICAL EVALUATION

HOW TO FIX A TIGHT OR LOOSE WINDOW SASH

  • Source: eHow
  • Summary: This "how-to"has a supply list, and list of tips and warnings (tips and warnings are at the end of the article). Keywords: stuck window , friction, paint build-up, friction channels.
  • Web Address: http://www.ehow.com/how_115265_fix-tight-loose.html

HOW TO REPAIR SASH WINDOWS

  • Source: This Old House
  • Author: Baker, Thomas
  • Summary: Improve the operation and energy efficiency of single-pane double hung windows from the 19th century. Article features a drop-down tool and supply list (found just below the article title). Navigate quickly from topic to topic by clicking on any of the numbered picture tiles (to the left of the text). Keywords: sash, freeing glass, cleaning joints, bedding, points, putty.
  • Web Address: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20228807,00.html

SAVING OLD WINDOWS; REPUTY, REGLAZE,REPAINT, REPAIR

  • Author: Baker, Thomas
  • Summary: Master carpenter, Norm Abram takes readers step-by-step through one of his window restoration projects. Tips, best practices, and common problems to watch out for are included. Keywords: reglaze, sash, epoxy, sill repair, glass.
  • Web Address: www.dahp.wa.gov/pages/HistoricSites/documents/SavingWindows.pdf

WEATHERIZATION OF HISTORIC WINDOWS

STABILIZATION OF DETERIORATED WINDOWS

SASH WINDOW SECRETS

REPAIRING WOOD WINDOWS

REPAIRING WEATHER CHECKS IN A WOOD WINDOW SILL

  • Source: Old House Web
  • Summary: A how-to primer from the U.S. General Services' Historic Preservation manual. A detailed step-by-step guide on how to repair weathering checks in wood window sills and how to maintain them. A definitioin of weather check is provided; a description of what a window sill that is in good shape should look like is given; helpful notes on things to avoid, things to look out for, or what to expect are provided. Keywords: maintenance, products, manufacturers, materials equipment, execution, examination, preparation, erection, installation, application.
  • Web Address: http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/repairing-weather-checks-in-a-wood-window-sill.shtml

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HISTORIC WINDOWS

CREATING WINDOWS OF ENERGY-SAVING OPPORTUNITY

  • Source: Home Energy Magazine Online
  • Author: Shapiro, Andrew
  • Summary: Energy savings & costs analysis of different window renovation strategies. Keywords: air leakage, infiltration, thermal losses, costs and savings, lead abatement.
  • Web Address: http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/97/970908.html
  • Publication Date: September/October 1997

THE TRUTH ABOUT WINDOWS

  • Source: Preservation People, Vol. 17 #1
  • Author: DiSano, Sarah
  • Summary: Benefits of keeping old wooden windows. Also addresses common misconceptions about wood window conditions. Keywords: restoration vs. replacement, old-growth wood, heart wood, energy efficiency, lead paint.
  • Web Address: http://www.scribd.com/doc/24094152/Preservation-People-PM-Newsletter-Spring-2002
  • Publication Date: Spring 2002

TIGHTEN UP THAT WINDOW!

  • Source: OHC Magazine
  • Author: Decatur, Stephen
  • Summary: How to upgrade windows to achieve the maximum in energy savings. Low-E glass, storm windows, weather stripping, and glazing repair are covered. Keywords: sash, reglaze, weather strip, low E-glass, sash locks, stripping, vinyl jamb liners.
  • Web Address: http://www.oldhousechronicle.org/archives/vol02/issue07/masthead.html
  • Publication Date: 1999

A LAST LOOK AT HISTORIC WOOD WINDOWS

  • Source: Traditional Building Magazine
  • Author: Corbett, John M
  • Summary: Over time, restoring or repairing wood windows is usually more cost effective than vinyl or aluminum replacements. Keywords: wood windows, production windows, restoration costs, reproduction.
  • Web Address: http://www.marlowerestorations.com/window_restoration.html
  • Publication Date: 2001

PRESERVATION BRIEFTS: 9 THE REPAIR OF HISTORIC WOODEN WINDOWS

  • Source: U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Cultural Resources, Heritage Preservation Services
  • Author: Myers, John H
  • Summary: A step by step guide with photographs showing how to disassemble and repair windows. Keywords: physical evaluation, routine maitenance, stabilization, splices and parts replacement.
  • Web Address: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/TPS/briefs/brief09.htm
  • Publication Date: 1981

RESTORING WINDOW SASHES

  • Source: Fine HomeBuilding
  • Author: Gibney, David
  • Summary: Advantages of repairing existing windows and adding high-quality storm windows. Step by step guide with photographs showing how to disassemble and repair windows included. Keywords: putty, paint, window sash, window frame, epoxy, disassembly, parts, patches, preservative, primer, caulking, storm windows, weather stripping.
  • Web Address: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/PDF/Free/021161084.pdf
  • Publication Date: February/March 2004

HISTORIC WOOD WINDOWS A TIP SHEET FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION