Re-View was selected to restore the historic wood windows on the iconic Cheyenne Depot located in Cheyenne, Wyoming back in 2006. We worked with a local restoration contractor who managed all of the field restoration and installation. This company shipped the sash to the Re-View plant for restoration.
Re-View removed the glass and finishes taking special care to save as much of the glass as possible. We restored every element of the sash using a combination of restoration epoxies, wood dutchmen, and component replacement. A great deal of effort was taken restoring the many lineal feet of delicate muntins, repairing structural defects and damaged profiles. We also worked on refurbishing the freight doors and manufacturing replica door panels.
After the restoration of the sash, we applied a factory finish with two coats of primer and two finish coats of a custom green color. The glass was glazed with glazing putty like the originals. Re-View shipped the sash back to the site to be installed in the respective openings.
The design team wanted to improve the energy efficiency of these single pane window units. The problem with most aluminum storm windows is that they detract from the appearance of a historic window. If you install them on the exterior, the single lite detracts from the shadow lines of an offset double hung sash and the perimeter trim. If it is installed on the interior, the aluminum frame compromises the interior wood finish. Re-View solved this problem by manufacturing wood framed storm windows of the same species as the window and we stained them to match. We installed the storms with brass fittings so the storm windows actually enhance the look of the opening.
History of the Cheyenne Depot
The Cheyenne Depot located in Cheyenne, Wyoming was built in 1887 and now serves as a museum and retail location. The station was originally a Union Pacific Railroad depot and was built from blocks of sandstone quarried from Ft. Collins, Colorado.