Restoring old picture frames

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Restoring old picture frames

I love how much work went into old picture frames. They often told as much of a story as the picture inside. I see lots of frames in my business that have not been treated well, that have been stored badly in sheds or sat in rooms with smoke building up on them for years. It's great to be able to get the frames back to their glory days and let their beauty shine on through. If you are looking to do some restoration of your own, my site has a collection of the tips and tricks I've learnt over the years to get the best effects.

The Different Repairs You Can Get For Your Timber Sash Window

Timber sash windows are great for any property, old or modern. However, due to age or neglect, timber sash windows do need to be worked on from time to time in an effort to ensure they stand the test of time. If you have a timber sash window that is falling apart or not working properly, you can get it repaired without having to replace it.

Read on to learn the different repairs you can get for your sash window:

Weather proofing

If your sash windows are getting drafty due to cold air escaping, or a cold draught is seeping in from the outside, weatherproofing your windows can help control the comfort in your home. To get this done, the sashes and beading is first removed. Better-fitting beading is then installed to seal any gaps in between. In some cases, thicker glass panes may be installed for better insulation.

Cracked/shattered glass

If your sash window is cracked, a repair process will restore the aesthetics of your home and give you better sight views. This is done by taking apart the sash and beading. The glass panes are then replaced, beading re-installed or replaced and the sash put back together onto the window frame.

Loose/worn cords

Sash cords are vital to ensure your windows open or close properly. If your sash window is not opening or is closing by itself, the cords may be loose or worn. To replace them, the frame has to be opened and new cords attached, the framing is then sealed again to cover up any construction damage.

Rattling glass

If your sash windows are rattling, a repair process can eradicate the noise interruption. This is done by taking apart the sash frames and replacing the beading. The right beading ensures the window panes fit snugly to prevent any movement whatsoever.

Jamming sash panes

Jamming sash panes are common. This can be caused by a few things, namely: warped frames or improper weighting. To correct the problem, the sashes are removed from the frame and the edges planed, sanded & lubricated. The window frame is then opened and the sash weights inspected and balanced, if necessary. When put back together, your window will function fluidly without jamming or squeaking.

Reframing rotten sash window

Due to dilapidation or weather damage, timber sash windows can rot. This not only hampers the window function, it also poses a security threat to your home and ruins the window aesthetics. Rotten sash windows are first inspected, taken apart carefully and the frames disassembled. The rotten parts are replaced with hardwood pieces and the entire frame is smoothed and treated before being re-attached back on the window.

In addition to the above, you can also get your sash window fitted with new locks or child safety locks. You can also replace with entire sash window, if badly damaged beyond repair or restoration. Contact a company such as Stop the Rot with any questions or concerns you have.