The Full Restoration Process

Each restoration project starts with a window assesment and condition report. During our initial consultation we will discuss how to best care for your window, and the space, time, and budget constraints of the project. If we decide a full restoration of your troubled window is necessary, we will schedule a removal.

Each restoration project starts with a window assesment and condition report. During our initial consultation we will discuss how to best care for your window, and the space, time, and budget constraints of the project. If we decide a full restoration of your troubled window is necessary, we will schedule a removal.

Removed windows are carefully transported to the studio, and a temporary filler is installed into the window frame.

Removed windows are carefully transported to the studio, and a temporary filler is installed into the window frame.

We lay out the panel on the workbench and make a rubbing of the leadwork, so that we can put it back together quickly and precisely. Broken pieces are counted and lead size is noted.

We lay out the panel on the workbench and make a rubbing of the leadwork, so that we can put it back together quickly and precisely. Broken pieces are counted and lead size is noted.

The panel is then taken apart piece by piece, the old lead is disposed of and the glass is carefully cleaned.

The panel is then taken apart piece by piece, the old lead is disposed of and the glass is carefully cleaned.

Broken pieces are accounted for and decisions are made about whether a piece can be glued together with hxtal, or needs to be replaced with the closest available match.

Broken pieces are accounted for and decisions are made about whether a piece can be glued together with hxtal, or needs to be replaced with the closest available match.

Once all pieces have been repaired or replaced, the panel is reassembled with new lead according to the pattern made at the beginning.

Once all pieces have been repaired or replaced, the panel is reassembled with new lead according to the pattern made at the beginning.

Once rebuilt, the panel is reattached to its support bars. If it came with a frame, the frame is sanded and reprimed to be as good as new.

Once rebuilt, the panel is reattached to its support bars. If it came with a frame, the frame is sanded and reprimed to be as good as new.

The window is reinstalled, and ready to shine for the next 100 years!

The window is reinstalled, and ready to shine for the next 100 years!