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Understanding & Maintaining Historic Windows (Webinar)
January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Windows are a key part of the character of a historic building, but for a surprising number of buildings the original windows have already given way to replacements. If historic windows survive, what are the issues we face in trying to keep them, and how should we evaluate a needed replacement? Reasonable cost, operability, durability and energy efficiency are all typical goals. This webinar, presented by John Sandor, will help attendees evaluate their choices and weigh the inevitable compromises involved in both repair and replacement. By sharpening our skills in observing windows, perhaps we can better appreciate the richness that compatibly detailed windows, both new and old, can contribute.
John Sandor has worked as an architectural historian in the Technical Preservation Services Branch of the National Park Service since 1996. He reviews rehabilitation projects seeking certification for federal tax credit and provides assistance to the users of the program and the general public on technical aspects of preservation. He previously worked as the architectural coordinator for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and has experience as a preservation consultant and a carpenter. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in architecture. John is a past president of the DC Preservation League and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
This program is free and open to the public. Join the webinar here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87926716019