Monday, June 15, 2015
Restoring a Weighted Window
All three vintage weighted windows in our Cape garage were weather beaten and dysfunctional. Replacing them with new wooden windows was more than $500 each, so Bill repaired the remaining North side windows this visit to Old Farm. First the windows are removed, the glazing and glass taken out, and the entire parts heavily sanded using an electric sander when possible.
All of the glass, glazing and pulleys (where broken) were replaced and the entire window parts were painted except for the outer window edges, before they were re-installed and finish painted in place.
Repairing these windows in three days was a challenge, but they are beautiful now and only cost a small amount of money to replace several pieces of glass that broke in the process! Soon they will be surrounded by "Endless Summer" blue hydrangea blooms.