wood windows

Window Restoration or Replacement Windows: What's Right for You?

When deciding whether to restore your windows or to replace them, the answer will lie with what sort of property owner you are. There are two types: the historian and the pragmatist.

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Acetylated Wood for Windows

Although wooden windows have a unique character and beauty all their own, some owners struggle to justify keeping them when the issue of refurbishment arises. When historic buildings intended to see an extended service life confront the issue of window repair, modern advances in chemistry may be able to provide a long-lasting remedy. 

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How Weight and Chain Windows Work

How Weight and Chain Windows Work

Weight and chain windows employ a counterbalance system that is quite simple. On a basic level, the weight and chain window system involves a pulley, a chain, and a weight. This highly efficient system leverages mechanical advantage to harness a simple machine to make everyday life easier, especially when operating weight and chain windows.

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How To Clean Wood Windows

Over time, windows accumulate quite a bit of dirt and grime. This is especially true if they haven’t been cleaned twice a year as experts recommend. Air pollution, car exhaust, and general gunk build up over time and cause windows to look dingy.  Although all windows can be cleaned in the same basic way, older glass and wood windows do require some special consideration.

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