If you need windows fixed in your house, Doug at Windows Repaired & Restored is the person to call.
We recently bought a 1951 Park Estates home with a total of 10 windows that would either not open (many years of being painted over) or would not stay open without a shim. In addition, the cold drafts kept our house like a refrigerator.
Once I called, Doug came out to take a look at the work we needed done. He was very friendly, and he was full of wisdom about the ins and outs of old windows... He got back to me with an estimate within a day or so. I like supporting Long Beach business when I can, so going to a craftsman like Doug was good for me and the community. The work was clearly defined in writing, and basically provided a "tune up" and repair of all of our existing windows.
Quoted work included:
* Removal of all stops & sashes
* Remove paint from friction surfaces
* Lubricate all friction surfaces with wax
* New sash balances & springs
* New parting bead
* New locks
* Install weather-stripping
On the day of work, Doug arrived on time with two very friendly and professional guys, who went over each window, telling me what they would do to remedy the problems. Good care was taken to cover our floors and furniture and they were off to work. A full 10 hour job! Every spot in the house where they worked was thoroughly cleaned up with a vacuum.
It is absolutely wonderful to have the windows restored! No more propping up the window with a stick, and our windows remain true to the house. The windows are now airtight and I can open and close them with one finger. I'm glad I restored the original windows rather than replacing the windows with something new.
Doug at Windows Repaired & Restored has an excellent quality of service and excellent customer service... very fair prices too. Five stars!!!