Windows have been called the “eyes of a building.” Their profile and proportion are as essential to a structure’s appearance as elements such as the cornice, siding, and trim. Although historic windows have sometimes been removed and replaced in the name of energy efficiency, our window conservation process can make old windows function as efficiently as replacements, while retaining the look and authenticity of an original historic facade. We offer comprehensive wood window conservation & restoration services, including paint removal, epoxy consolidation, frame repair, sash conservation and repair, sill repair, glazing and weather stripping.

Related Projects

Window Conservation & Restoration: Gore Place

Waltham, Massachusetts

The windows at Gore Place are a combination of double and triple hung units with period interior storms and upper level Palladian sash.  This wood window restoration project began with the south elevation windows, which were in an advanced state of deterioration.  Extremes of temperature and wind-driven moisture resulted in...

Historic Wood Window Restoration: Fairbanks Museum

Dedham, Massachusetts

The Fairbanks House is well known as the oldest wood frame structure in the United States, dating to 1637.  For this historic wood window restoration project, Blackburn was brought in to conserve and restore the window sash. We were also asked to restore the decorative interior trim work, which had...

Wood Window Restoration: Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

This project involved the wood window restoration for Sparks House, on the campus of Harvard University. Built in 1838 and moved to its current location in 1968, the house retained most of its original mahogany windows. Although the majority of the sash could be conserved with dutchman repairs and epoxy...