"I have a 1923 house in Anaheim; most of the 28 double sash windows did not work. I really wanted to keep the windows because they make the house unique. I found Doug on Angie's List. He came out, gave me a quote and stuck to the price quoted. He had great communication skills and showed up on time, when he said he would. When Doug came out, he re-roped, fixed the weights and pulleys, sanded and scraped the jambs (I guess you are not supposed to paint them...who knew??) replaced some of the cracked panes and lubricated the jambs with orange oil and beeswax. When Doug finished the windows he offered to come back out after we painted the windows and put the hardware on at no additional cost. Hiring somebody to do work in your house can be a little scary at times, but I promise you with Doug, you are getting an A++ human being and you will not be disappointed with the work he does... Thank you Doug!!!"
Heather O. - Anaheim, CA
"Doug is the best!!! We can't say enough about him. We have a house from 1932 and Doug had a window built and installed in an upstair's bedroom and it looks beautiful. Doug's work is amazing and his pricing for the excellent work he does is more than fair!"
Lisa B. - Long Beach, CA
"Doug refurbished all 13 of our casement (swing out)windows so that they all work with single-hand operation. He favors restoration and use of existing materials vs. replacing since old growth wood that is generally found in older construction tends to be better than the new growth wood commonly used today. He is very dependable and did a great job in getting even our most problematic windows (warped frames, painted over hardware) fully operational. Highly recommended!"
Rachel Q. - Long Beach, CA
Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. We couldn't be happier with work performed!,
- Clemmie Webb. 9/13/2018
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!!!