Woman's Club of Concord

The Woman’s Club of Concord (NH) contacted us about restoring the windows from their top floor. This was an involved project — a classic example of what we refer to as “deferred maintenance.” These attic windows had been severely damaged over the years by a combination of UV rays and moisture.

With sash restoration, our goal is always to save as much of the original wood as possible. We were able to consolidate most of the damaged parts with Abatron Epoxy, but some parts were beyond repair. Michael Wise of Woodworks in Portsmouth perfectly matched the original profiles, and milled new stock for us. Once the sashes were reassembled, oiled, primed and painted, you really couldn’t pick out the original stock from the new. Now the original beauty of this stately victorian will be preserved for another generation to enjoy.

We’re grateful to Nadine Miller for entrusting us with this project.

Portsmouth Historic District

This is another project within Portsmouth’s Historic District. The windows were a combination of different eras, some that date back to the early 1800’s, others from the 1950’s. They’re all wood, true divided lites that fit the look and character of the house. We did a full restoration, which included steam-stripping, epoxy repairs, oil priming, glazing and new paint. We also installed new brass hardware and weatherstripping to make the windows as efficient as possible. It always feels great to preserve old windows right here in our hometown.

My house is an old colonial with windows of various ages and designs, and very few of them functioned well any longer. After Sash and Solder restored them, they looked almost new and functioned much better than I ever thought they could. In addition, they are much better insulated and close tightly, which makes a big difference in cold weather.  Tom Driscoll was extremely thorough in explaining the restoration process, patiently answered my questions, and was flexible about scheduling the actual work.  I am very happy that I went with Sash and Solder for this process.

— Paul Langford, Homeowner