BEFORE & AFTER
Double Hung Windows Before & After
A split or decayed window frame, also referred to as a jamb, is one of the few locations in a traditional window where a water leak is likely to reach the structural members of a building. The following method of repair is one that we rely on. Unlike the simple application of fillers, even epoxy-based, this approach creates a repair that will last decades into the future, and not obstruct full function of the window.
The following images demonstrate how we replace a damaged section of jamb where it intersects the sill on the exterior of a home. The splice is made to lap the remaining solid section of the jamb where it has been cut off. Both parts are then saturated with a specialty marine product which waterproofs the wood and reinforces the intersection where the new and old parts are joined.
Step 1 - Measure for new wood parts. A rotted window frame or jamb, doesn't necessitate window replacement.
Step 2 - We repaired this rotted Victorian window frame by creating a joint and splicing in a new section.
Step 3 - To make a lasting repair to the window frame, fasten the new section in place with marine adhesive.
Step 4 - smooth seam between parts and seal in oil-based primer.The fully restored window frame has only a faint line at the intersection with the new part. Bronze weatherstrip installed here, right.