Window Restoration

The first round of the Window Restoration Project began on Monday, April 11th 2016 when House Revivers of Bangor came to remove all twelve windows on the front of the building. House Revivers specializes in restoring wooden windows in old historic buildings. The process involves heating up and steaming the wood in kind of a giant pizza oven type machine, which helps loosen the paint, glazing, etc. They remove all the paint, glazing, and glass panes. They allow the wood the time it needs to dry, and then begin the process of replacing and repairing any of the wood pieces, broken panes, and resetting the panes and reglazing and repainting everything. They also replace all the ropes in the sashes. They then bring the windows back and reinstall them. The end result is beautifully restored windows with improved function and energy efficiency!
Here you can see a hole and crack in a window pane, deteriorated paint and glazing, and the reflection of a member of House Revivers working on removing more windows.
Here you can see a hole and crack in a window pane, deteriorated paint and glazing, and the reflection of an employee of House Revivers working on removing another window.

Here you can see three cracked window panes, broken woodwork, and deteriorated paint and glazing.


Here is a shot of House Revivers at work, having removed some of the windows and replacing them temporarily with plywood. You can also see out front our "thermometer" measuring how much we have raised for the window restoration project to date!
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