If you are a homeowner, and especially if you house has a history, you certainly have to get acquainted with the process of repairing old windows in the event of damage. Repairing and restoring your windows is far less expensive than replacing them. If the damage is minor, you may even attempt to fix it yourself, so here are the steps you need to take.
First, remove the stop, and if you see stripping on the window screws, simply remove it with a pry bar. Then remove the sashes: cut the paint line where the stop meets the window frame. Once this step is completed, remove the parting bead that separates the bottom and the top sashes.
Repair of the window jambs requires the removal of paint from the internal window surface. Use speed heater to soften the paint and then take paint from the metal pulleys. One of the ways to do this is to soaking them in a mixture of ammonia and simple green. A few days later, wash it off with water. Also, make sure you check for any other damaged jambs, and use an epoxy repair system to fix them.
Anything beyond these very basic steps should be done by professionals. To get a quick and honest estimate for window repairs in Downers Grove, IL, please can contact us at a convenient time. We offer top-quality window repair services with 100% customer satisfaction at an unbeatable price.