Quick Fix / Temporary Stabilization

Removing & installing sash, temporary boardup, frame & sill repairs, wall sealing, frame & trim painting.
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Quick Fix / Temporary Stabilization

Postby johnleeke » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:42 pm

Sometimes the best durable work cannot be done because there is not enough time, or money. Maybe all the best window specialists are booked out months in advance.
I have a whole series of temporary stabilization treatments that I use, are low cost, quick, easy to reverse, and don't cause problems for future repairs. Here are some of them.

Cracked Glass: Seal one or both sides with clear UV-resistant thick packing tape, lasts 2-3 years. Use repair tape for inflatable greenhouses for 5-8 year service life.

Sill Decay Pockets: Seal with blue masking tape and two coats of paint, service life 3-5 years.
Video: https://youtu.be/ww2gVC4HakU

Weak Sash Joint: Screw on an "L"-plate. See Save America's Windows page 34 for step-by-step, materials & tools.
Book: http://saveamericaswindows.com/get-the-book/

Limited Peeling Paint: Spot Paint Maintenance. See Window Preservation Standards book, page 80, for the standard. Service life: 10-20 years.
More here: https://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/v ... php?p=5219
Video: https://youtu.be/tHoVAv7PBmo

Limited Putty Failure: Spot Putty Maintenance, page 82. See Window Preservation Standards, page 82, for the standard. Service life: 10-20 years.
More here: http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1574

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