Paint Removal and Restoration of Windows
The original windows in older homes are part of the fabric and character of your home. Old Village specializes in restoring the over-sized and specialty architectural windows often found on the older homes in Chestnut Hill,the Main Line and the historic homes of Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley - like the beautiful palladian windows shown above on a home on
St Martin's Lane (registered with the Chestnut Hill Preservation and Historical Association)
On the fence about whether you should Restore or Replace your old windows?
Read our blog post
Window Restoration vs Replacement on which choice might be best for you.
Read our blog post
Stripped, repaired and repainted ~12 window sashes for original double-hung windows on 110 year old house, stripped repainted and weather stripped 2 doors, and repainted walls and ceilings of three rooms..... We are supremely satisfied!
New EPA Lead Threshold Standards Proposed!
The Environmental Protection Agency on June 22, 2018 proposed to lower the dust-lead hazard standards on floors and window sills. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day care centers and kindergarten facilities. (
Old Village Window Restoration
Old Village restored 25 windows in this c1840 townhouse on Rittenhouse Square
- We remove the paint and glazing off-site using our new EnveloStrip™ process (see below).
- Replace broken panes - using antique glass where appropriate
- Reglaze the windows
- Repair rotted or damaged wood
- Repair and restore the sashes/sash cords
- Add or Replace weather stripping
- Fit the window so it is both weather tight and opens and closes as expected
- Finish paint - matching your vintage colors with high quality, long lasting paints like
Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams or for a super high gloss we can also offer Fine Paints of Europe
- Leave you with an original window that matches your home and looks and works like new (or better)
- Save the windows from the landfill and improve energy efficiency - the Greener Solution
- Old Village can also offer the highest quality architectural storm windows (see below)
- Old Village does not use hazardous Methylene Chloride
(Old Village) took excellent care of our home, which is over 120 years old, and comes with lots of "surprises", like shutters that have been rigged up with wire for 50 years or the rotted window sills that couldn't be seen during the proposal phase. These "surprises" never seemed to bother them; they knew exactly how to handle each issue without a big production being made of the problem. Our home looks absolutely beautiful. We would highly recommend Old Village Master Painters and will certainly be calling them again for our next project."
Tight and Energy Efficient
Compare to Replacement
A Greener Choice!
Energy Efficient Internal Storm Windows
Older Windows + properly fitted storm windows are very energy-efficient and long lasting. Old Village can provide excellent Velva-Lume storm windows that are not only extremely energy efficient but are installed on the interior - preserving the look and character of your home.
Restore ~ Don't Replace!
Old Village removed all lead paint then restored this beautiful sunburst window in Chestnut Hill
The original wood windows in your older home are likely made of old growth wood that just isn't available today. According to The Old House Guy these windows should last about 50 years before needing maintenance - and if properly maintained should continue to protect your home for 200 years or more. Replacement window manufacturers offer warranties of 10 years and independent sources estimate the life span of replacements at only 10-40 years. Old Village can restore your old windows, maintain the character of your home and allow your windows to continue protect your home for many years.
We Preserve the Details
The millwork on the mulliion and the carving on the mintons after we removed the paint from this window on
St Martin's Lane in Chestnut Hill shows the exquisite care that Old Village Master Painters takes when doing this kind of work on your fine home
EPA and PA Certified for Lead
Old Village is
EPA Certified for Removing Lead Paint and PA Certified for Lead Abatement and has a great deal of experience restoring older doors and windows with lead paint issues. See Proposed lower thresholds on lead dust exposure)
Specialty Storm Windows
Historic Building in Virginia with Velve-A-Lume storm windows (West Window Corp)
"The preservation and renovation of homes and buildings of historic and architectural significance presents a singular challenge involving windows. Often, due to restrictions and guidelines enacted by localities, existing architectural details, such as windows, must be preserved. The VELV-A-LUME Storm Window has been used extensively in these situations. Designed to fit flush within the existing window opening, it's often difficult to detect that a storm window has been installed." (West Window Corp)
Interior windows and trim finished in luxurious black from
Fine Paints of Europe
Repair and Preserve
Old Village used a dutchman to replace part of this damaged shutter and reproduced several new louvers
Lots of details in this pedimented entrance to our clients fine home in Chestnut Hill. We removed all lead paint from this home while preserving the beautiful details and fine woodwork around these windows, the front columns, and the arched window to the left.