Asked by Rachel Van Andel at 1:03pm on Oct 29 2016
I'm looking to have the original wood windows on my 1941 home restored. I have already had one contractor do a poor job, and another (who came in to fix the job) leave it unfinished.
Hello, I restored all the wood windows on my 1923 home, and enjoyed it so much, I've been considering offering my services to other homeowners. I can restore painted wood to natural, repair and fabricate leaded glass in lead or zinc came, weatherstrip, replace broken or missing glass, etc. Over the years, I've gathers quite a large book of resources, methods, and vendors. Not sure I can post pictures here, so I'll send you a message on here with my contact info. Lots of my work is posted on my blog www.dreamingdetroit.com
Check out Amy swift from Building Hugger. She has done all of the windows at a friends house and will soon be doing all of ours. Www.buildinghugger.org
Andrea Sevonty of Sevonty Restoration ([email protected]) is also an expert in window restoration. Brick + Beam also has a lot of DIY resources for wood window restoration if you want to try and take it on yourself. Good luck!
I think you can search online and also take references from your friends and family members.
@David Goodwin thank you for the offer, but because of the issues we have had, we would like to go with a reputable company.
@Betsy Murdoch I have been in touch with building hugger, but they've simply stopped returning my messages and emails.
@Emilie Evans We're currently working with Andrea Sevonty, hopefully she'll be able to get the project done for us!
@Hilary Andrews Of course we have already searched online and asked friends and family for resources. I've turned to a public forum as a last resort.
I had the same issue with Building Hugger. Ended up doing the windows myself. Time consuming, but not as hard as you might think.
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