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Historic Window Tip Sheets

There is an epidemic spreading across the country. In the name of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, replacement window manufacturers are convincing people to replace their historic wood windows. The result is the rapid erosion of a building’s character, the waste of a historic resource, and a potential net loss in energy conservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has prepared this excellent PDF document for homeowners considering window replacement. View Window Tip Sheet. Fine Homebuilding magazine has another good resource, Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved? And the National Trust for Historic Preservation has Weatherization Guide for Older and Historic Buildings.

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