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Are there certain windows that can not be restored?

Yes.  Windows with insulated glass, windows that have aluminum clad exterior, windows that have been previously replaced, double hung windows that do not operate with the weight and pulley system, casement windows that do not operate on standard hinges, windows that you know the manufacturer of - typically any window that was built after 1940 is not ideal for restoration.

Is there a difference between window repair and window restoration?

Yes.  A window repair could mean anything from replacing a piece of glass to a sash cord missing or fixing hardware on a new window.  We do service modern windows.  Our restoration is a thorough process that addresses every aspect of your old wood window.  New windows are meant to get replaced; old windows get restored.

What about storm windows?

Storm windows are an important part of proper window restoration.  We offer a variety of storm window options.

Will you install storm windows without window restoration?


How long does the restoration process take?

Mechanical restoration is completed on site and typically takes a day per window.
Full restoration takes about 4 weeks.

Will our home be open to the elements when you take our windows to restore them?

No.  Your window openings will be secured to your satisfaction and weather-tight while the sashes are at our shop.

How far will you work from your shop?

Generally, if you are within an hour’s drive radius of Skokie, IL, we would love to restore your windows.

Will you restore a single window?

We will do full restoration on anywhere from one window to one hundred.

Can you restore windows that have broken stained glass?


Can you replace the old single pane glass with insulated glass?

It is possible in some cases, but we discourage it for a number of reasons that we will happily explain.

Do you work with architects and/or general contractors?

Yes.  We are happy to look at any blueprints or building plans you have.

Do you restore doors as well?



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TMC Windows provides window restoration for Chicago and the surrounding suburbs including:

Evanston, Wilmette, Winettka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glenview, Hinsdale, Oak Park

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TMC Windows, Inc.

8041 Ridgeway Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076

Call us! 847-329-8000

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