Don’t forget, we are SWAM certified

As a reminder, aside from being a Class A Contractor, we are also SWAM certified as a Small, Woman owned, and Micro Business! We are happy to help you with your historic restoration projects!

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Willard Hall at the University of Mary Washington

We are excited to be tackling a large #historicwindow and #historicdoor #restoration project at Willard Hall @marywash @kjellstromandlee
#contractor #Classacontractor #carpentry #historicrestoration #historictaxcredits #windows #windowrepair #doublehung #doublehungwindows #renovation #commercialrenovation #woodwork #woodworking #rva #va #vamade

Bellona Arsenal Work

We have recently been privileged to work on the Bellona Arsenal building in Chesterfield. The Bellona Arsenal predates the Civil War and was second only to the historic Tredegar Iron Works. It’s historic use as a foundry and arsenal is finished, but is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is now a private home.

We helped restore the double hung windows.

Above are pictures of the windows we restored. These were in relatively good condition when we started our work.

Below is the historic Bellona Arsenal

Getting jobs like this, where we are able to be involved in the preservation of unique historical sites, really gives our work meaning. We are proud of what we do, and the role we play in keeping Virginia’s historic buildings in good shape.

Of course, not every job is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Don’t be shy about reaching out, we are always happy to meet new people and see how we might be of service in your renovation project.

New Logo and Business Cards

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New logo and business cards coming! The house pictured is one we did a ton of work on! It’s Avondale, a Lewis Ginter house in Richmond. It was originally the Deep Run Hunt Club and is now owned by some really great folks!!

 

 

#rva #cville #va #construction #contractor #carpenter #carpentry #renovation #restoration #historicrestoration #historictaxcredits #historiccontractor #historicwindow #historichomes #historichouses @council_of_historicrichmond @historicvirginia @petersburghistorichomes @historicrva #oldhouses #oldhouse #oldhome #oldhomes #lewisginter

 

New Study Shows Restored 200 Year Old Windows Are As Effective as Brand New Replacements

​We have been saying it for years. I have even done a presentation on the environmental sustainability of restoring wooden windows over buying new. 

Restore your old windows instead of buying cheap, unsustainable, plastic ones!! Here is some proof. Hire us to help you maintain the historic and envoronmental integrity of your houses!!!

 My company is Karnage Creations LLC and you can find us online at Richmond Window Repair  Call or text or email us today to get started on your window restoration process.

 Read the full article for yourself here:

New Study Shows Restored 200 Year Old Window As Effective As Brand New Replacement

We have been saying it for years. Restore your old windows instead of buying cheap, unsustainable, plastic ones!! Here is some proof. Hire us to help you maintain the historic and envoronmental integrity of your houses!!!

 Read the full article for yourself here:

New Study Shows Restored 200 Year Old Window As Effective As Brand New Replacement

Selling a house? Buying a house? Let us worry about the windows.

The Richmond Real Estate market is booming. Many people selling and buying houses are finding out that they need their windows to be functional in order to pass inspection.

Window functionality is a safety issue. If sashes have been painted shut or the ropes have been cut or broken, those windows can prevent people from making a timely egress in case of a fire.

Additionally, many people want the option of opening their windows to enjoy the breeze or ventilate a bathroom or kitchen.

Karnage Creations LLC specializes in wooden window restoration. We do a lot of historic windows as well. If your home has wooden windows you need tuned up, get in touch.

We work for resident clients as well as for other contractors. We can fix just a few windows, or work with you during a whole home renovation.

We can unstick, rehang, reglaze, replace glass, and more. Don’t let windows mess up your timeline for selling or moving. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to bid your work.  

We’ve Signed the Equality Means Business Pledge – Have You?

 

We have recently signed the Equality Means Business Pledge, in support of the LGBTQ community and taking a stance against discriminating in regard to either our employees or our clients. We are supporters of this campaign and encourage you to support businesses taking this stance on this issue.

We will be added to the business directory soon, which you can find here: http://virginiafairness.org/equality-means-business-2/emb-online-directory/

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From the Virginia Fairness website, here is mire about this campaign: Three southern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations in North Carolina (Equality NC), South Carolina (SC Equality), and Virginia (Equality Virginia) have launched “Equality Means Business,” a coordinated, multistate campaign designed to showcase businesses that know how vital LGBT employees and customers are to their success in a modern economy. Continue reading “We’ve Signed the Equality Means Business Pledge – Have You?”

Need to Comply to Historic Standards? We’ve got you covered!!

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On the left is the before, an oval #historically inaccurate #window that was part of a #renovation. On the right is the #historic recreation by #karnagecreationsllc did today! To satisfy the historic requirements our client had to have this double hung window (but non functional) installed in #churchhill #churchhillpeoplesnews

I am so proud of our work today and so proud to be part of #historicpreservation of #oldhouses #rva #contractor #carpentry #karnagecreations #richmondwindowrepair #windows

We built an upper and lower sash, installed blind stop, parting bead, and sash bead, and gave the whole thing a couple layers of paint. The home owner was happy and we think the historic review folks will be too!

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Eco- Friendly Restoration

At Karnage Creations LLC we are always looking for ideas to help make the window restoration process more environmentally friendly – in the short and long terms.

We eschew vinyl as being an inferior product, with a shorter functional lifespan, and a longer decomposition time (does it ever go away?!?!l) than the more traditional wood.

We also keep chemicals in mind. Harsh chemicals are destructive to the environment, our clients, and us! We use alternatives as often as possible.

For instance, we have shifted from using windex or similar products to clean glass to using white vinegar. Just that much less toxicity in the world, and we think, a more streak free product.

When it comes to certain aspects of restoring windows we might not have a choice, but for paint removal from hardware we do. We use no chemicals to strip paint from pulleys, sash locks, sash pulls, screws, old door knobs, miter locks, hinges, and rim locks. Its less harsh on the hardware, ourselves, and the world we have to share and protect for our children. If you have old hardware, even non window related, let us bid cleaning it for you.

We are always open to ideas on how to improve the eco friendly aspects of our job, feel free to get in touch if you share a passion for doing things in a healthier way.