Good Questions: How Do I Repair These Window Vents?

Good Questions: How Do I Repair These Window Vents?

Gregory Han
Nov 12, 2008

AT reader Seonna lives in a midcentury era home with glass window vents that need to be repaired and writes in:

Dear AT, my home is surrounded by these wonderful glass window vents that allow me to control the interior temperature throughout the year here in scenic Mt. Washington by opening or closing them accordingly. But one of the window segments is now broken and won't close at all. Where/whom would I contact for a repair? Would a regular window repairman be able to handle this job or is this the job for a specialist considering the age and style of these windows?

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Anyone know where Seonna could have her broken vent-style windows repaired here in Los Angeles? We think her best bet might be contacting some of her fellow modernist dwelling neighbors online at sites like the Eichler Network or Lotta Living, who might have a few other folks who've run into similar repair jobs. We're going to contact former house tour participant and midcentury guru, Greg McKinney in hopes of finding a local specialist who can repair the windows with preservation in mind.

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