Orange County has some of the nicest historic homes in all of Southern California. Especially in Old Towne Orange, where the windows look as pristine and original as they did in the 1940’s.
But like all things that have stood the test of time, those windows need a little tender love and care to keep them looking their best. And that’s where Window Restoration & Repairs founders, Ed Sanchez and Scott Goldfarb, who’ve been manufacturing and restoring windows since 1983, found their passion.
“Repairing windows is all we do” says Ed Sanchez
For the last ten years, Ed and Scott have restored windows in the historical communities in Orange County and Los Angeles. And in the process, they’ve used their wealth of knowledge to keep windows looking and fitting perfectly. They also understand that, while there’s value in keeping the home as original as possible, there is nothing wrong with some of the current comforts of today. Which is why they’ve discovered ways to fully weather strip older windows that insulate homes.
“With new techniques you can now weatherstrip a 100 year old double hung and casement window with modern silicone (no glue)”
Most importantly, Ed and Scott try to use original supplies and techniques to restore and repair the windows. For the rope pulley windows, they use the original rope company, Sampson Rope. For double hung windows, they try to restore the current weights but have replicas on stand-by to bring the same feel to all of your windows. Knowing that wood from the 30’s to 50’s was stronger, due to the fact it was older wood and not grown to be cut, they try to use and restore the original wood in an attempt to bring forth the best quality and most durable window possible.
“If it lasts 70 to 80 years it can last another 70-80 years, plastic will not”
Apart from taking care of windows in Old Towne Orange, Ed and Scott have also worked on hundreds of homes in Santa Ana’s Floral Park and the Anaheim Colony. But no matter where they’re working, their love for breathing life into the windows of historical places continues to inspire them.
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