Metal window or Crittall window restoration usually involves removing the old rusty metal windows including the glazing from either timber frames or stone surrounds, the lower part of the metal window is where most of the damage and rust occurs, The glazing will have to be removed to get to the problem arias, before the window restoration process begins.
All window furniture is removed or protected before the windows are blasted with a fine bead to remove all the old paint and rust
The metal windows are repaired by repairing the damaged metal work or in some cases cutting out the badly damaged rusted aria and re-welding new sections in place.
Missing handles and window stays that may have broken off or lost over the years can be replicated or off the shelf furniture can be adapted to fit.
Windows are then painted, the most common and recommended would be powder-coating which a primer is backed on to the metalwork and the top coat can be any RAL colour you choose, this process is carried out by a trusted and established specialist who we have used for many years. Other paint options can be wet sprayed and hand painted, all processes give different finishes.
The metal window is now ready to be installed back into the existing aperture with its new glazing or leaded lights that have been restored.
The Timber sub frames or timber windows that the leaded lights or steel windows are installed into, will sometimes need replacing or repair. Craft Glass will be able to help either by recommending a local carpenter or using our own, depending on location and size of project.