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Entries from March 2011

TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

By ANDREE BROOKS Published: November 12, 1989 Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page FROM almost every source – television, radio, direct mail and print ads – homeowners are being bombarded with promotions for thermal-pane replacement windows. A homeowner with an aging house and no restrictions on exterior modifications can find all this quite tempting. The […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Window Restoration and Chemicals?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Does this make any sense to you? Window restorers in Vermont that are working on one of my projects want to dip windows to remove the glaze & paint. I say dipping the windows makes me nervous & that I’d rather have them use steam of a speed heater. They say they’ve never heard of […]

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Tags: lead paint · maintenance · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Champlain Byways “Ask an Expert” about architecture

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

 Having been asked the question “What do you like about the Champlain Valley’s architecture?” I responded… …the thing I find most interesting about the buildings of the Champlain Valley, is how well represented every style and type of architecture is. From the historic high style Victorians to vernacular farmhouses, all the way through the post […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration