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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.
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.
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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.
There are several good reasons to consider hiring Karnage Creations LLC to restore your windows.
We specialize in windows, they are our bread and butter. Other contractors do windows sometimes, but we do windows all of the time, allowing us greater expertise on all aspects of their renovation. Windows are our passion, and we believe it shows.
We are local and highly connected to our community. Our reputation matters to us, because we have family, friends, and our business network right here in the Richmond area. We source as many of our products from other local businesses as we can, to keep the money with good people we can trust. We strive to be good people that you can trust as well.
We are a small business. We are Small, Micro and Women owned certified in terms of being a SWaM business through the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprises. For government entities, that means we are eligible to work for you. For others, what this means is we have much lower overhead than many of our competitors. Keeping it small keeps out the bureaucracy, for which clients end up footing the bill.
There are many other reasons to consider Karnage Creations for your window repairs, whether it be a few panes of glass, rehanging a window or two, or doing a full historic renovation of a gorgeous old home. We treat our clients, and our windows, with respect. Hopefully you appreciate that.