March 23 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Harrisburg Resource Center,
1230 N 3rd St,
Join us for our monthly lecture series on:
“Preserving and Restoring Old, Original Windows”
On Monday, March 23, 2020 The Historic Harrisburg Association and nationally renowned restoration expert John Lindtner will present a guide to restoring and preserving historic windows. The multi-media presentation will include guidelines, instruction and advice to help you rejuvenate and protect this important feature of your home.
Your existing windows have done their job for many years. They may be a little creaky and perhaps are not as attractive as the used to be, but it’s a far better investment to repair a proven performer than to sink money into a new window with a limited warranty. With proper maintenance your antique windows will last for generations and help preserve the value of your property!
This evening’s discussion will be of interest to homeowners, real estate agents, designers and market watchers because:
1. Your windows fit your house. Care was taken to match the weight and style of window to the building, the trim, etc. They have expanded and contracted with the seasons. With proper restoration they can be made to fit and seal even better.
2. You want more light. Replacement windows are set into the window opening, the sash is smaller than the originals, therefore you get less viewing area and less light. No one wants less light!
3. You appreciate good craftsmanship. Many unique window shapes were created because of the craftsmanship with wood joints. Antique windows were built to last, to be repaired as needed and to remain in use for as long as the house might stand.
4. You value good materials. Antique wood windows are constructed of old growth timber. The wood is more dense and more weather resistant than today’s tree farmed softwoods. The reason these windows are still around, even with years of neglect, is because the wood is of very high quality requiring no cladding or additional materials to give them weather resistance.
5. You love the character of antique glass. Even the glass in antique windows tells a story. It may be roundel or cylinder glass, each indicating a certain era of manufacturing. Vintage glass has varieties of color and texture that are a delight to the eye.
6. You really can save 30-40% on heating costs. Some government studies show that the estimated first year energy savings between a restored wooden window with a good storm window vs. a replacement window was negligible. The decision to renovate or replace a window should NOT be based solely on energy considerations. Broken glass, failed glazing, missing weather strips – these small and repairable items are what really affect energy efficiency in windows.
We invite your active participation in the evening’s FREE presentation scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30pm at The Historic Harrisburg Resource Center 1230 North Third Street. Refreshments will be served. This “how to” program is generously sponsored by the Auchincloss Family Fund.
*This is a free event. Registration is not required but is appreciated!
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