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

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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?”

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.

Why Hire Karnage Creations LLC?

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.