Ben Franklin took tea in this historic house, the Quincy Homestead, in Quincy, Massachusetts, built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Cleary and Son, Inc. restored the windows that he looked out of to rigorous museum quality standards, replacing hundreds of panes of broken hand blown glass and restoring the windows' plank frames and sills. Matching glass was sourced from Germany, manufactured by a process identical with that used in the colonial period. Not all the damaged glass was replaced as an early resident had etched his or her initials into a single pane using, most likely, a diamond ring.
We executed epoxy and carpentry repairs to the exterior window sills, including reorienting and pegging the plank frames back flush to their original position in the building walls. On this project, we worked with contractor Michael Lange.
We restored the windows at the Quincy Homestead to rigorous museum quality standards.
Contact Cleary and Son, Inc. by email, or call us at our office at 800-893-0728. Ask to speak to Kim Cleary about your window restoration project. Our office, showroom and store is located at 192 Felton St., Waltham, MA 02453.
We are a registered Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor, license HIC #159812.
(Click here for an important article by noted architect Walter Sedovic, AIA, which dispels some of most common misconceptions held about the relative life cycle costs of window restoration vs. replacement windows!)