Case Studies

Window Case Studies

Marvin Casement Windows

Unity Temple Windows
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Project Location: Unity Temple, Oak Park IL
Challenge: Windows that had been replaced only years earlier in the national landmark were already failing.
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Venting Picture Windows

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Project Location: Michigan Lake House

Challenge: his lovely lakeside cottage had everything required to take advantage of the magnificent views of Lake Michigan – everything that is, but windows as nice as the view they framed. The old picture windows with flanking casements had definitely seen better days. 
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Replacement Casement Windows


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Project Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: The windows in the living room of this house, having been replaced in the 1950’s or 1960’s, were completely out of character with those throughout the rest of this bungalow.
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Full Frame Double Hung Replacement


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Project Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: The original windows that graced the front 2 story bay of this home – known as “The Tarzan House” for its onetime resident, author, & originator of the Tarzan series of books, Edgar Rice Burroughs – had long since vanished, replaced with casement units that were of both poor quality & installation.
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Oriel Window


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Project Location: Chicago (Beverly Neighborhood) IL

Challenge: This 1880’s Victorian house originally had an oriel window in the same location as the one we built. According to the owners (who many years ago were lucky enough to speak with a 1920’s inhabitant of the house), the window was removed during a prohibition-era renovation & replaced with simple double-hung units.
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Casement Sash Replacement


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Location: Chicago (Beverly Neighborhood), IL

Challenge: This 1930’s era house had been the victim of a remodeling that stripped the living room of much of its character, including the 2 inswing casement windows flanking the fireplace.
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Egress Window Replacement

Egress Window Replacement
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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Replace the old windows in this second floor bedroom while preserving the appearance of the original double hung units & meeting modern egress code requirements.
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Replacing Vinyl Replacement Windows

Location: Chicago (Logan Square Neighborhood), IL

Challenge: This vintage 1910 house had been the victim of a misguided attempt to replace some of its original windows with cheap, poorly fitting vinyl units. Although these windows were only around 8 years old, they were already failing.
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Stained Glass Window Restoration

Location: Chicago (Beverly Neighborhood), IL

Challenge: Restore damaged stained glass windows after a fire in this vintage house.
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Transom Window Fabrication


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Permit light & airflow throughout the second floor bedrooms of this house while allowing doors to be closed for privacy.
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