What we do
Three criteria must be met in order for property owners to choose to restore rather than replace their windows: pricing, turn-around time for completion and market education about the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of restored windows.
The price for lead-abatement and restoration of windows in controlled, high-production shops, then re-installed by efficient carpenters, can be half the price of replacement windows. Generally, one person can restore 4 to 8 windows per week, depending on their condition. In fact, the price with window insulation panels can be a fraction of the cost of historically consistant new windows.
The turn-around time for completion of large quantities of windows can compete with window manufacturing companies through local partnerships with workforce development programs, unions or private contractors.
OWW, in partnership with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department, can meet the need for affordable restoration and timely production of large quantities of windows, doors, interior trim and architectural components especially for historically significant public buildings.