Lamb Studios can create new custom window frames made of wood or aluminum that will enhance a window’s beauty and function. Window frames will be made to the architect’s specification and will be designed to last. We can also restore existing wood window frames to make them look new again.
New Wood Window Frames
New Aluminum Window Frames
Restored Wood Window Frames
Lamb Studios can also painstakingly restore your existing window frames. Without protection and constant maintenance window frames can quickly deteriorate. Lamb Studios can restore and repaint your existing wood frames while maintaining historic character of your building.
Window Frame Replacement: Wood vs Aluminum
Regarding the wood frames in your building, it is important to properly maintain them before they get to the point where they might need to be restored or replaced. If, however, your wood frames have deteriorated to the point that they need to be replaced, the decision as to whether to replace them with wood or aluminum must be made. The following is a list of the advantages and disadvantages of using each material for you frame replacement:
- Maintain the architectural integrity of the building for historic purposes.
- Stained Glass window sizes do not need to be altered.
- Easily painted/stained any color.
- All details of existing frame can be replicated precisely.
- High cost for replacement frames.
- Need for future maintenance.
- Not made to receive insulated glass units.
- Less energy efficient.
- Often use steel ventilators which add to energy loss by not shutting properly and lack of weather-stripping.
- Repairs can be more difficult to perform if both protection glass and stained glass need to be removed to access damaged piece.
- No maintenance.
- Energy efficient: Can receive insulated glass units, can be made with a thermal break within the frame, and ventilators close tightly and are weather-stripped.
- Low cost for replacement frames.
- Repairs can be made more easily; only damaged glass needs to be removed for repairs.
- Not acceptable for historic commissions; does not maintain architectural integrity of the building.
- Stained glass sizes need to be altered.
- Limited colors and finishes.
- Limited design options, some original design elements cannot be reproduced.