However, there are still plenty of historic buildings in Midtown Manhattan that are private properties and when it comes to repairing old buildings, even if it is just replacing windows, you want to make sure that you are allowed to execute your plans. Any sort of façade restoration falls under the jurisdiction of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Fortunately, Original Window’s long-term working relationship with the LPC means we can help speed up and ease the process for you.
Your windows are important visual and functional components of your NYC home. As such, care should be taken to ensure that minor repairs are taken care of before they can lead to more serious damage. Delicate moving components such as hinges, catches, and cranks can become damaged over time and adversely affect the operation of the window and the look of your home. They can also cause ongoing damage if not rectified quickly.
Storm windows are an effective measure against bad weather and the sub-zero temperatures of winter, and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. These are mounted either on the inside or outside of a building’s current windows and in many cases can be removed or mounted when necessary. Storm windows provide an easy solution to insulation troubles and can also be used for aesthetic effect.
When having windows installed, or work done by any contractor, it’s always a good idea to ask a few questions to make sure you know what you’re getting into before making a commitment. The key, however, is asking the right questions. A professional and trusted window company should be forthcoming in answering any questions you might have about the process or their background.
French doors are characterized by their elegance and as well as dual function as both window and door. The high ratio of glass to frame and full wall nature of french doors make them an excellent choice in matching a number of different styles, increasing levels of natural light within living spaces and allowing free flow of air and movement within the home and between interior and exterior spaces.