Creating Energy Efficient Windows
This DIY Basic will provide tips on creating energy efficient windows.
Begin by using a utility knife to free the joint around the transom frame. Using a plastic headed mallet, begin tapping the transom frame until the pivot is restored (Image 1). Remove the paint from around the pivot pins, and pull forward to release the transom (Image 2). Prepare the transom for paint removal using the Speedheater. Use carbide paint scrapers to strip all the loosened paint and glazing from the window (Image 3). Carefully remove the glass and the push pins (Image 4).
Re-prime or prep the stripped wood for finish. Using latex back bedding, replace the glass in the transom. Secure the glass with glazing points every 6" to 8" (Image 1). Reinstall the transom window (Image 2).