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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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Another CCTV Preservation Burlington Show

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

 I had the chance to speak with David Keefe from Efficiency Vermont, http://www.efficiencyvermont.com, about warming up our old houses for the winter. http://www.cctv.org/node/100134 Always a great conversation. Thanks to David and Preservation Burlington for the opportunity.

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Even more on windows from the National Trust

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

 Richard Moe talks again about efficiency and sustainability and the role of preservation. http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2009/september-october/presidents-note.htmlWe look forward to the results of this long term study about the energy efficiency of original windows.

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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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A Great Presentation by Another Old Window Lover

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Hisoric Windows

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Champlain Valley Millworks

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Wanamaker Restoration has expanded business, combining historic restoration with Champlain Valley Millworks, a showroom and distributer for Green Mountain Windows and Doors. We are still in Burlington, Vermont, but are now located at 16 Kilburn Street, facing Pine Street. Our Green Mountain Window showroom features an array of  quality windows, both Classic and Milestone series, […]

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Preservation Nation “green” tips for our homes

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

 I was thinking it might be helpful to post relevant links from preservation minded organizations that could offer real tips and insights for living in old houses. Here’s a start from the National Trust’s Preservation magazine. www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2009/march-april/how-to-green-your-home.html Let me know if this is something that people enjoy or find useful. Sort of an Utne Reader […]

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Much Appreciated Client Comments

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Ron and Amy were far more than just contractors; they were our guides.  They helped us understand that many of best parts of the house we had bought were hidden, not ruined: the woodwork covered in paint, the tilted and seemingly unrepairable windows,the stained and bashed floors. But they also listened carefully to what was […]

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Historic Wooden Window Workshop

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Preservation Burlington presents Historic Wooden Window Workshop Sponsored by Freeman French Freeman, Inc. and Wanamaker Restoration     Place:  462 South Willard Street                      Date:  October 18, 2008              Time: 9AM-4PM                                                Cost: $70 Members/$80 Non Members (bagged lunch included) Instructors: Ron Wanamaker and Amy Mentes – Wanamaker Restoration Contact: presburl@gmail.com or call 802-578-5837   Workshop Overview:  Historic […]

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