Restoration vs. Replication
The debate between restoration and replication is always a difficult balance. This balance is always weighted by the drive to retain/re-use the original materials, maintain the original building appearance, stay in compliance with the SHPO, the ever-present need to meet energy performance requirements that are expected in the modern world, and of course, BUDGET.
Single Pane to Insulated Glass Conversion
As discussed above, there is a balance of budget and energy performance, but even more so, it is a question of math. Can the historic sashes receive an insulated glass unit? IG units create different sightlines and their thickness can necessitate different stile, rail, and muntin specifications.
Learn from Re-View
Complete the form below to access sample PDF and CAD files of our standard insulated glass unit specifications, including details of stile, rail and muntin bars. Files will be delivered via email.
Complete this form to receive specifications for a standard 5/8” overall thick Insulated Glass Unit:
True Divided Lite and Simulated Divided Lite Examples.dwg
True Divided Lite and Simulated Divided Lite Examples.pdf
Custom Replicated Wood Sash/Frame
Accoya, Sapele Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, Quartersawn White Oak, Douglas Fir or a blend. Yes, we will put a ¼” thick veneer on a Sapele Mahogany or Accoya. The two recommended options are Accoya for paint interior/exterior, or Sapele Mahogany for stain interior/paint exterior.