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WOOD WINDOW RESTORATION PORTFOLIO

To discover how our expertise and experience made a difference for specific clients, scroll down this page and click on any image or text link to see more info and larger images for each project. Further details about these projects are available upon your request. To view a list of institutional projects, click here.


COLONIAL PLANK FRAME WINDOWS

The earliest part of the Thomas Pellet House in Monument Square in historic Concord Center was constructed in 1670, the balance being built in the early 1700's.

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COLONIAL PLANK FRAME WINDOWS

COMPLETE REPRODUCTION REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

A catastrophic fire damaged many of these double hung windows so that they required complete replacement. Location of the building in a historic Beacon Hill neighborhood across from Massachusetts State House required that the replacements be wood true divided light units approved by the historic commission. We furnished complete restoration of all surviving existing sash and windows.

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COMPLETE REPRODUCTION REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

REPLACEMENT OF BROWNSTONE SILLS

Brownstone is a porous stone which can suffer freeze thaw damage when exposed to moisture. After well over a century of exposure, some of the lintels and sills of the windows on this Beacon Hill brownstone building required replacement. Cleary and Sons, Inc. is used to addressing all issues at the window opening and so engaged the mason we customarily use for these projects who fabricated and installed these large brownstone elements.

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REPLACEMENT OF BROWNSTONE SILLS

REPRODUCTION OF SASH WITH CURVED WINDOW GLASS

The towers and turrets which are so representative of Victorian architecture are dependent for their dramatic effect on the curvature of the wall surface and, by extension, the window surface. This, of course, is a difficult effect to achieve and maintain in the medium of glass and millwork. When we came on this Newton project, 2 windows had already been replaced with sash without curved glass. We replaced these windows with true curved reproduction windows which completed the effect that the architect intended.

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REPRODUCTION OF SASH WITH CURVED WINDOW GLASS

FULL RESTORATION OF CURVED WINDOW SASH

Due to water penetration into the walls, some of the windows required even more extensive repairs, including jamb replacement. The source of the water penetration turned out to be a defect in the gutter and adjacent roofing. Cleary and Son, Inc. made the necessary repairs using a roofing tradesman who has done work for us for many years. We don't seek out work apart from window restoration, but we are qualified and motivated to do whatever it takes to insure that our project is complete and that our client is completely satisfied.

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FULL RESTORATION OF CURVED WINDOW SASH

GREEK REVIVAL WINDOW RESTORATION

Coordinating with an exterior painting crew, Cleary and Son, Inc. performed a full restoration of the windows of this Greek Revival style Weston home. We removed the window sash to our shop where it was fully restored, reglazed and painted by us as specified by the painting contractor. In order to address all painting issues behind the existing storm windows, the painter removed them as the work progressed.

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GREEK REVIVAL WINDOW RESTORATION

QUEEN ANNE CURVED STORM WINDOWS

Cleary and Son, Inc. performed full, in shop window restoration for most of the original windows, curved and straight, in this elegant Queen Anne style Newton residence. When we arrived, also found some new windows had replaced some of the original windows, and these new windows had already sustained weathering damage to the exterior sills. Since there was still some life in these new windows, we restored the damaged sills.

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QUEEN ANNE CURVED STORM WINDOWS

APARTMENT BUILDING: WINDOW RESTORATION VS. WINDOW REPLACMENT

Faced with drafty and poorly operating original wood windows, residents of this Brookline co-op apartment building attempted to resolve the age old controversy: to restore or replace? To make it a fair contest, they elected to engage two contractors to produce an example of each, in place, to review the result and to vote on which course they preferred the co-op association to adopt.

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APARTMENT BUILDING:  WINDOW RESTORATION VS. WINDOW REPLACMENT

NATIONAL REGISTER, MUSEUM RESTORATION

Ben Franklin took tea in this historic house, 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 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.

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NATIONAL REGISTER, MUSEUM RESTORATION

CHURCH WINDOW RESTORATION

Cleary and Son, Inc. has produced window solutions for numerous church buildings. We post a few examples here.









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CHURCH WINDOW RESTORATION




Contact Info:

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.





LIST of PUBLIC and INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS:

Advent School, Beacon Hill
Commonwealth School, Back Bay
Milton Academy, Milton MA
Levi Standish House, New Bedford
Shaker House, Harvard MA
Quincy Homestead, Quincy
British Consulate, Boston
Gibson Museum, Boston
St. Julius Church, Weston
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, South End, Boston
First Church of Christ Scientist, Quincy
Temple Israel, Boston
Dimock Comm. Health Center, Boston