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Uncover The Environmental Positives Of Sash Glass Restoration

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Nathan Thompson


Having older windows in your home might lead you to think about getting them replaced, but you might not realize that you can get them restored. By getting restored you will find the environmental benefits of sash window restoration versus getting them replaced. You might not think that you are going to locate benefits by doing this, but here are quite a few of them that exist and will help the environment at the same time.

If you are going to be doing any home improvement project make sure that you have a price limit in mind. Having a price limit in mind will keep you from overspending and will help you out so that you can work on other projects around your home as well.

One thing that you will learn is that if you get new windows they might not fit into the same old space properly without having to be shimmed up. This problem is one that you will want to take care of by having your older ones restored. By having them restored you will know they are going back into the same space properly because they came out of that spot.

Another benefit is that the materials are not going to be wasted. The windows when you get them pulled out of your home will be taken to the dump unless you specify to have them recycled. Still they are going to be wasted which is not very beneficial for the planet at all.

If you buy new ones you are going to spend a fortune. However, by having them restored you are probably going to end up saving quite a bit of money. If you are able to save the money you can take and put it towards other projects in your home. Some of the projects that you could put the savings towards could be new doors or other functional items to help you save money on a monthly basis.

The resources that are going to be used to make the new windows are not going to be needed. That is because when you are getting them restored you are not going to have to worry about these being taken from the planet. So you are going to be saving wood because you are not going to need new frames.

Having your windows restored is a great thing for many reasons. However, you might not realize that you can find the environmental benefits of sash window restoration are numerous. By finding these you are probably going to want to get all of your windows restored rather than replaced each time.




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How To Repair Rot And Decay On Wooden Windows Really Easily

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By Roger McNiel


You probably want to know how to repair rot and decay on wooden windows so that you will not have to replace your windows. When you discover rot and decay on the frame and windowsill, you should complete a repair that costs a fraction of a window replacement. This is a do-it-yourself job that anybody can finish.

First, you want to make sure the window is prepared for the job. You are going to repaint the wood when you are finished, and that means it's over to scrape away paint and rotten wood. You will need to pull out all of the wood that has rotted to keep the rot from continuing. Sand the wood when you are finished to prepare for painting.

The next step is to mix your epoxy or putty. You have to use some kind of substance to fill the gaps that have been left by the rotten wood you removed. Some people use wood putty, a strong epoxy, or even auto-body epoxy. Use the substance you're most comfortable with, and make sure you have enough to fill all the holes.

You may find that the space you're filling is larger than you anticipated. Drilling small holes that will allow your putty or epoxy to sink into the wood more effectively. Drill far enough to let the putty seep in without drilling through the frame.

Pack the putty into the space as tightly as possible to make the hole completely disappear. You make have creases and splotches left over, but you could sand those or refill them if you need to. You'll also be painting over the spots with your new window color. Allow your epoxy to dry until it feels hardened like the wood on the window.

When you're done with the holes, you can commence with the painting aspect of the job. Caulk the window, prime, paint, and check on the finished product. If you find small patches that are not complete, you can refill them with putty, re-sand, and re-paint.

Repairing your windows saves you a lot of money replacement windows that can be several times more than a simple do-it-yourself repair. You will also find that other windows may need the same repair. The same thing works on doors and door frames. Follow the steps listed and you can get these repairs done on your own with very little trouble.




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Wooden Sash Windows For Modern Interior Design And Style Are An Attractive Choice

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By Peter Thompson


Windows are an integral feature of the architectural design of a home. They can range from the simplest rectangular to more ornate multi-paned arches. The design and composition of a window is of key importance to the ambiance of the home. A colonial home would be best suited to wooden sash windows for modern interior design and style. These many paned windows are a central feature of this majestic architectural design.

This type of window is created by placing large pieces of glass between delicate segments of wood. This forms a rather graceful piece. Wooden windows give a home charm and character, especially to certain time period homes. Some people using these want a classic elegance in their rooms.

There is a lot of maintenance to be done on the wood for it to last longer. Repairing or replacing these can be costly, but most people think it is worth the money. Period houses are perfect for hanging wooden frames because it fits and makes it beautiful. They also can add a lot of value to the home.

Tastes and likes of different house owners decide the various styles adopted. There are two types of window frames: single hung and double hung. Six by six glass panel designs is found to be the most favorite. Although various materials are now found used as window sashes, the aesthetic beauty provided by wood is unmatchable.

Window sash is a double hung window and is probably the most well-known. Transparent glass that has a wood or aluminum border or frame is popular. If you choose opaque, there are designs available, such as decorative frosted glass, tinted glass, or designer stained glass. Any of these can add color or beauty to any room.

No matter what kind of window you opt for, once they are up you can use any type of treatment you want or need. They can be used in any type of setting. To spruce them up, many accessories can be used including drapes or sheer curtains. Blinds can also be used, whether they are horizontal or vertical.

Centuries of refinement and modification have been involved to keep abreast with modern tastes and techniques. Wooden sash windows for modern interior design and style are unique. The interior decorator finds it difficult to cope with the change, though.




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How To Decorate Children's Room With Wall Decor

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By Victoria Mieler


It has never been easier to spice up a room with out a whole lot of fuss or expense. I've always cherished the appearance of wall murals. When I visit some restaurants and I see the walls painted with designs or I see a kid's room in magazines with painted murals I always think I wish I could manage to achieve that in my children's rooms.

I would love a tree with flowers and animals or perhaps a whole wall with Thomas the Train and his pals. I even contacted some artists that promote in our local kid's magazine however the price was just way more than I could afford.

Today you don't have to sacrifice the space of your dreams since it's too expensive. You can get the look you want for less with wall decals and murals for a fraction of the price of painting. You can find so many designs to select from for both kids and adults.

I started experimenting in my room to make sure it was easy and that it would look appropriate. The tree and cherry blossoms we added to our decor look wonderful. They add a brand new dimension to the space and the fantastic part is if I decide to change my room they peel right off without mess up the paint underneath.

Doing this with my daughter was so enjoyable. She made the decision on the combination of stickers to develop an eclectic style. She got Peace Sign Wall Stickers created by Roommates to match her peace sign pillow cases and the Large Daisy Peel & Stick for an extra pop of color.

She also wanted the Peace Dry Erase Wall Decal so she could make notes and keep herself organized. At 9 years old she definitely has her personal ideas about how her room should appear like. It was enjoyable to look at her think and create.

Needless to say, the very best part was to spend time with her while she chose her designs and then as we place them up together we noticed her creation come to life.

Considering that every set she selected was less than $30.00 we completely modified the look of her room, spent time with each other on an enjoyable task, and did not break the bank in the whole process.




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Working With Sash Window Refurbishment And The Vintage Home

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Jason Wood


Vinyl windows, energy efficient and easy to use and maintain are seen in new construction everywhere. When an older home is remodelled using these casements the authenticity of the home can be lessened. A better choice would be sash window refurbishment. With patience and effort these great wooden framed panes can be restored to their original usefulness. Sash windows are the older movable type panes with counter weights and pulleys hidden in the case to make the frame easier to open and close.

Many times the frames for the glass have been painted over making the assembly immovable. Taking this paint off and freeing the frame is a required task. The person doing the restoration must deal with it before any other restorations steps can be taken

Clearing the casement, frame and guides of paint can be quickened by using an electric sander, preferably the rotary kind. Paint remover can be used as well. Paint remover is a caustic chemical and wearing eye protection is a must. Sanding paint will put particles in the air. Remember old paint contains lead. For both the paint remover and sanding a good quality respirator is required for safety.

Once most or all the seams are fully exposed you can work the seams with a utility knife or other narrow metal tool to penetrate the remaining paint. Patience is key here. If you rush the job or get frustrated you can crack the glass or even break the wooden framing. Though you can get this frame replaced it can be time consuming.

The guides that allow the frame to move up and down should be taken out. If the channel allowing movement has been painted that too needs to be cleaned and sanded. Any paint could impede the future moving of the assembly. Removing the guide will allow easier access to the framework below.

Guides can be easily replace by similar lumber from the local home improvement centre. Breaking one or both of the guides should not be a concern. Cutting through the old paint where the guide meets the casing with a utility knife is the first step. Then loosen the guide with a flat pry bar. The now open groove should have any surplus paint removed and the bare wood treated with a preservative. Repainting the groove is not recommended. The restored window, as it is opened and closed will wear the paint off. Coating the guide with paraffin or wax to assure smooth operation is recommended.

Once you have removed the guide you will have better access to the wood frame beneath. Check for any sign of weather damage. If moisture has been allowed in then you may see some mold or mildew. This usually presents as a black stain on the wood. More sealing will need to done on the exterior to prevent further damage.

Sash window refurbishment will restore your classic home to its original design, look and feel. On vintage homes this can add not only owner satisfaction but true value to the property. Restoration vary in effort and score an can require care. Find a contractor who does restorations like this for advice and guidance.




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