I've got a window that's leaking through the glass/wood joint (it's a
non-opening window in a high dormer). What's the best way to seal it?
Same window: sunlight during part of each day shines through and strikes a
table filled with photographs, which are fading with this direct light. I'd
like to put some kind of UV film on the glass (it's probably 15-18 feet
high, so a shade is impractical). What's the best way to go about that?
(I've looked under Glass and under Window Films in the Yellow Pages, etc.,
but can find nothing but autoglass shops.)
Glass does a good job of blocking UV but not 100%. I understand the
newer multi pane windows with the heat film inside do a much better job.
What kind of photos do you have? There are very large differences in
how resistant to fading. A good archival processed silver based and
properly toned print will last a very long time. A typical inkjet print
will have a very short life.
another solution to the photo problem would be to leave the window
glass alone and change out the glass in the photo frames with UV glass.
I know that custom framing shops carry this, but I'm sure you could
get it cheaper through an auto glass place.
my cousin owns a Glass Doctor franchise, which does auto glass and home
windows etc. I'm sure you could go to a similar place and have some
pieces cut for your photos.
http://www.glassdoctor.com/ you can put in your zip code to find a
glass doctor near you.
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