I think what is becoming obvious is the documentation of what has been done to each window will serve the structure and owner and subsequent owners in the best manner. Maybe helping the homeowner establish a structural history of repairs should be part of our education of our customers. A special part of the standards could give guidelines for doing this. I like this idea and I think it can be used to help our customers in choosing us as their professional of choice for restoring their windows.
In fact, on some preservation projects it is a requirement to provide documentation of the treatments used, or "work as done". With these Standards that might be more easily done by simply using the standard treatment names or numbers and then including a copy of the Standards in with the completion report.
Amy, I know you do this level of "work as done" documentation. Could you comment here?