What & When to Repair
The Wall System Windows
Re-Connecting. This window is 250 years old. Routine maintenance of the paint coupled with glazing putty repairs have kept the sash in good condition. Plan your work: Assess conditions every five years, looking for proper and complete operation, broken glass, crack or missing glazing, paint film cracked or peeling to bare wood, loose or open joints, or cracks in the sill. Make spot repairs as needed with a priority on sash and sills. Maintenance Tip: If you have many windows that need work, but have limited time, repair the worst two or three windows each year. Do not paint the sash shut. Make certain they operate freely after painting to avoid stuck sash and broken glass.