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pasdetrois
Where to find new windows that reproduce the look of old windows?
pasdetrois

I've taken good care of my 1923 Craftsman bungalow's original wooden windows, with much of the wavy glass intact. (Storm windows have helped protect them.) However, a single guest bathroom window has gotten away from me with extensive sill and frame rot from water. It either needs to be completely re-built/restored or replaced. I took a class on window restoration and understand the process. However, given the continuing use of a shower near this window, I'd like to look into replacement with a new window that can withstand water.

A neighbor replaced all her old windows, having located "reproduction" windows that mimic the look of the originals. However she has moved and I cannot consult with her.

Is it possible to find new windows that mimic the look of original wood, double-hung, sash windows with muntins? What's throwing me is mimicking the look of the original wood sill/frame. The window is surrounded by original plaster and tile on the inside, and vinyl siding on the outside.

If a window can be found, how complicated is the replacement process?

I am in northern Virginia. The local place that specializes in old-window restoration, as well as numerous handymen, tried to sell me new windows.

Thanks in advance.

A. Spruce
Re: Where to find new windows that reproduce the look of old windows?
A. Spruce

Depends on what you want to do, if all you need are replacement panes, then virtually any glass shop will be able to do that for you. If you need frames restored or replaced, then you're going to need to find either a specialty window contractor or general contractor with the capabilities. Unfortunately, we do not likely live in your area, so guiding to a specific person will be impossible.

Quick question for you, TOH recently redesigned their site and all but removed a link to the forum, how did you manage to find us?

Clarence
Re: Where to find new windows that reproduce the look of old windows?
Clarence

You can contact the following.
Shenandoah Restorations Inc. in Quickburg ,VA
I have worked on commercial buildings in Charleston,SC with this company.
They have a well respected reputation.

JosephGon
Re: Where to find new windows that reproduce the look of old windows?
JosephGon

What about rustic wood window?

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