Re-View was selected to restore the windows on the Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is on the National Register. Our field carpenters removed the window sash to be sent back to our window restoration plant. We believe that taking the window components offsite makes sense since all abatement, restoration, glazing, and finishing is done more efficiently in an organized shop environment.
While the sash were being restored in the plant, our carpenters restored the wood frames in the field. We used a combination of restoration epoxies and component replacement parts to bring the frames back to life. Many people believe that a wood window must be replaced if the sill is damaged. The Re-View carpenters can replace the sill with new material and save the window and the associated trim.
The sash went through our extensive window restoration procedures at the plant where all glass and finishes are removed from the sash. If you don’t remove the existing finishes from the sash, you cannot identify problems with the wood or make repairs using restoration epoxies. Every stile, rail, and muntin is meticulously restored back to its original structural condition and the profiles are repaired. The sash then receive a factory finish and are putty glazed with new linseed-oil based glazing putty.
The Arkansas Baptist College project is another example of how Re-View can perform a complete restoration of historic wood windows for commercial buildings.
History of the Arkansas Baptist College
The Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas is one of the oldest surviving academic buildings in the State of Arkansas. This structure that was originally built in 1893, is the only historically black Baptist schools west of the Mississippi River.