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LinkedIn discussion, Historic Restoration and Preservation group

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

“How do you feel about replacing original windows in historic building with new in the name of “energy efficiency”? “Why do they call them replacement windows? Because you have to replace them in 15 years.” As an architect specializing for over 30 years in historic renovations and the “greening” of historic homes, I have never […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

Storm Windows & Energy Efficiency

July 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

LinkedIn Groups Group: Historic Restoration and Preservation Subject: New comment (15) on “How do you feel about replacing original windows in historic building with new in the name of “energy efficiency”?” July 1, ’09 I just talked with Andy at Green Mountain Windows and learned that on June 15 the feds changed the performance standards […]

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What would be entailed in having my beautiful 1939 double hung windows and storms restored

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I would like to know what would be entailed in having my beautiful 1939 doublehung windows and storms restore (reglazed, repaired, replace hardware) and painted! Best, Juliet Hi Juliet, I am writing in response to your inquiry regarding your 1939 double hung windows and storms. The best way for us to give you an idea […]

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Debunking the Replacement Window Myth

May 24th, 2009 · No Comments

We had a great time teaching the Window Restoration Workshop for Preservation Burlington yesterday. If you couldn’t make it fear not we will be running it again late in the summer or early in the fall. Also, keep checking the Preservation Burlington website for other workshops and forums throughout the year.   In a related […]

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2009 Historic Wooden Window Workshop

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

     Sponsored by: Wanamaker Restoration, Champlain Valley Millworks, and Green Mountain Window Topic: Historic Wooden Window Restoration Place: 16 Kilburn Street (next to Conant Custom Brass), Burlington, VT Date: May 23, 2009 Time: 9AM-4PM Price: $70 members / $80 non-members Workshop Overview: Due to a dwindling amount of craftspeople with the skills to properly […]

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Tags: lead paint · maintenance · windows

A Great Presentation by Another Old Window Lover

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Hisoric Windows

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Tags: lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

Cleaning Glass and anything else for that matter

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

“The house we are buying has some windows that are stained on the outside with what looks to be a fine spray of white.  I”m not sure if it’s paint or what it is.  Anyway, it is the original glass and how should I go about cleaning it?” Amanda   Hi again Amanda, and thanks […]

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How to Restore an Old Window

April 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Stay tuned for a video on “How to restore and maintain old windows.” 

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · lead paint · maintenance · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Wet Basements ?

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Hi Amy & Ron:    The house we purchased was built in 1890.  I am wondering what to do with the basement as it is wet.  Is this a major concern?  Is the house going to crumble in on itself?  What are Vapor Barriers?  Would a Dehumidifier help?  We are going to extend the drains […]

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