the Secretary of the Interior's "Standards for Rehabilitation",
Leeds Clark has developed a turn-key historic steel &
hollow metal window restoration service based on tested and
proven methodologies and restoration products. With
over 30 years experience, Leeds Clark is confident that no
other firm will rate as high in timely completion and within
budget, while providing the craftmanship and expertise expected
in historic stee & l hollow metal window restoration.
Below is the prefered methodology Leeds Clark incorporates
into historic steel & hollow metal window restoration
historic steel / hollow metal window sashes and frames in
place, unless sashes or frames are to recieve new components
pieces. Remove existing finish coatings, glazing, and exterior
sealants to bare metal using
neutral PH based chemical paint stripper.
of April 22, 2010, a new law governing renovations that contain
lead paint became effective. Aimed at protecting against lead-based
paint hazards, the EPAs new rule applies anytime a lead
paint surface is disturbed by renovation or painting projects,
including repairs, maintenance, electrical, plumbing, carpentry,
demolition, and window restoration / replacement. The rule
also requires renovation firms to be certified by the EPA,
and that they assign at least one EPA Certified Renovator
to the job to ensure that lead-safe work practice standards
are observed. Leeds Clark Inc. is an "EPA
Certified Firm", and both Tom & Chris Clark are
"EPA Certified Renovators". Go to www.epa.gov/lead
for additional information about the new EPA rule and other
Lead Programs. Leeds Clark is not a licensed or insured asbestos
rust and unsound metal back to sound material.
moderately damaged and deteriorated components by welding
or brazing new pieces to existing window sash / frame.
exposed welds smooth, inspect welded connections and fasteners,
and replace damaged / stripped fasteners.
minor damage and deterioration with epoxy / patching compound
to fill voids, pitting, and other imperfections.
/ Prep window sash and frame to smooth, flat apperance.
/ Reuse existing window hardware and provide new hardware
to match where existing is damaged of missing.
all operable window parts and adjust for smooth operation.
Tack weld in a closed position all fixed windows.
all scratched, broken, or missing glass and install new
glass to match existing. * Incorporate IG, Low-e, etc...
all window units with specified glazing compounds.
exterior sealants to seal openings and gaps between window
frames and surrounding masonry.
adequate time for the curing of all glazing compounds and
exteriors sealants prior to the application of finish paint.
two coats of direct to metal paint on all interior/ exterior
surfaces of the sash, frame, trim and glazing compounds.
weatherstripping into window unit if specified.
window glass and complete any punch items submitted.
two steel / hollow metal window restoration projects are
the same. Tom
Clark believes inspection of the historic windows and its
components is vital in developing an historic window restoration
plan. Condition assessment of the historic windows helps
the architect/owner establish needs, offer realistic solutions
and specifications, then develop a plan and budget to determine
feasibility of the proposed project.
inquiries on Leeds Clark's steel / hollow metal window restoration
services, email: firstname.lastname@example.org