Historic Windows

Windows are character-defining features of historic properties and can often be repaired for less than the cost of replacement windows. Check out the following material on historic window restoration and repair.

Deciphering the Guidelines: Window Preservation  - Cory Edwards, Office of Historic Preservation
Saving Windows, Saving Money - 2012 study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Regular Window Maintenance/Repair Can Offer Long-Term Investment - Christine Vina - SA Express News
Saving Windows - John LeekeHistoric window
Top Ten Reasons to Repair Windows 
Guide to Wood Window Restoration
Historic Wood Windows - Tip Sheet from the National Trust
Old Windows Find a Following - New York Times
Match Windows to Your Home's Architecture - Arrol Gellner
Best Windows - Vinyl, Aluminum, or Wood? - Aarol Gellner
Repairing Windows Can Beat Replacing - The Washington Times


Window Restoration Workshops

The Office of Historic Preservation periodically offers Window Restoration Workshops to teach the basics of wood window care and repair. The workshops provide a hands-on opportunity for homeowners, students, and contractors to learn do-it-yourself techniques and proper maintenance for wood windows.  For more information about upcoming workshops see our Events & Announcements page or call 215-9274.

Window Workshop Slideshow