Historic preservation of a property includes regular upkeep and repair. The goal is to keep the building as close to its original, historic design as possible. Historic window replacement involves installation of an entirely new window (frame, glass, etc.) that fits the overall historical style of the building. As many manufacturers make windows in a classic style, these replacements are thematically suitable.
Window restoration is a more involved process. Restoration of a window means repairing the existing historic window. Repairs can include new glass panes, masonry repair around the frame, sill replacement, replacing wood parts, glazing putty replacement, and repair or replacement of sash cords or chains.
When considering historic window replacement or repair, property owners should keep in mind that a historic property may have several associated tax credits, incentives, and in some cases grants available.
When restoring a historic building, a property owner needs to carefully consider the company they hire. At Elite Doors & Windows, we have the expertise, products, and experience to handle the delicate work involved with restoring or replacing historic windows.
This includes precise restoration or installing windows that fit the style and time period of an historic property. We carry top brands in the industry such as Windsor, Milgard, IWC, MI, and others. Please contact us today for more information.