How to Protect a Window Opening During Sash Restoration
If you don't have storms, you'll need to close off the windows while repairing the sash. Here's an easy and secure system.
Proper sash repair takes a few weeks. It’s not that much work, but there’s a lot of waiting for primer, glazing, and paint to set up. In the meantime, you’ll need to close the window opening to protect the house from the weather. In this video, Ben Brunick shows us his method, which uses OSB strips inserted into the groove that holds the window’s parting bead. The beauty of the system is how secure it is, without the need to drive any screws into the window frame.
Read Ben Brunick’s full article, “Restore a Wood Window Sash,” in FHB #273, and check out more exclusive videos from the article shoot: