Wood Window Restoration

Save Your Wood Windows

Did you know that historical wood windows are one of the most vulnerable and at-risk elements of our architectural heritage? Preservation Virginia has proclaimed historical windows endangered, saying, “Historic wooden windows are destroyed daily in lieu of new, inferior windows.  Salesman convince owners and architectural review boards members that replacement windows are superior to historic …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring John Stahl of Next Generation Systems

John Stahl of Next Generation Systems joined the Practical Preservation podcast to discuss his epoxy system, preservation contracting experience and services, plus his window evaluation program of surveying, documenting, and providing recommendations to building owners. A Practical Preservation first – John launched his new product ‘on the air’ – cold weather epoxy for wood: Contact …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Alison Hardy from Window Woman of New England

Alison Hardy from Window Woman of New England joins me to discuss the state of window restoration.  If you’d ever wondered what preservationist discuss this episode is for you.  We discuss: Can your windows be saved or are they really beyond repair? Repair vs. Replacement mindset The education process to combat the replacement window marketing …

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Wood Window Restoration Project at Anselma Mill

  We recently completed a historic wood window restoration project at the Mill at Anselma. Those who are into vintage and historic architecture can check this out as this mill is a gem of historic architecture in our country – the most complete example of a functioning historic grist mill in the entire country. History …

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Energy Efficiency and Historical Wood Windows

Wood windows are an integral part of the innate energy efficiency of historical buildings. If we have learned anything from history it is that sometimes with all our modern advancements we do ourselves more harm than good. Most site here and constructors have started to adopt them because of the numerous benefits. Advancements in technology …

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Put Plastic Windows to Shame

  Even if you decide I’m too long-winded, or that I’m preaching to the choir, to read this entire post – MAKE SURE YOU SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM to get your free copy of a report on how to make wood windows last for generations¬†we recently wrote.   Why Save Historic Wood Windows? Did you …

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