More than just windows

Yall,

We do more than just restore windows. We are contractors and carpenters, and have experience in full home renovations and restoration.

If you are looking for a General Contractor for your next project, look no further.

We also have experience working with the Department of Historic Resources and handling tax credit paperwork. Let’s talk!

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.  

History, Environment, Style, and Your Windows!

Why restore your old windows? The answer to this question brings together subjects that seem initially disparate to many. History, the environment, style, and even your bank account. We appreciate each of these factors that go into making window restoration a wise choice, and are happy to discuss them further with you!

Historic requirements, or out of respect for the history of your house. Their are many great things about old windows – from the wavy glass to unique shape they add immense character to homes. Certain houses, neighborhoods, and tax breaks require you to maintain the historic integrity of your building. Windows are a major aspect of that historic look, they are your house’s eyes. Save yourself time, trouble, and money and make sure you are restoring windows in a historic manner if you live in one of these districts.

Environmentally friendly – keeps vinyl out of the landfills. Even 200 year old wooden windows can be repaired. Vinyl just really can not. Ask my mom, her dog chewed a hole in her vinyl window mullion and the entire sash had to be replaced – no repairs possible. We have never heard of a vinyl repair man yet! But old windows are made out of materials that have been around for centuries, are available still today both new and used, and when finally disposed of do actually decompose. Restoring old windows fits in well with the old Reduce, Reuse, Recycle model of being environmentally responsible.

Worried about energy loss with your heating or cooling? Add storm windows instead of replacing old windows. This is the main argument we hear from proponents of new windows. We do not manufacture or repair storm windows, but we will happily measure for them and install them for you. Certain companies provide higher quality historic storm windows to make sure your windows still shine!

Solar light! When vinyl windows are put into older homes, they place their frame within the old window frame. Which results in a loss of total square inches of glass, and therefore light. It is poor craftsmanship, and results in a visible change to the look of your house. Other aspects, like old wavy glass, antique sash locks and more all add up to create a charm and style that vinyl has yet to replicate.