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N.H. Preservation Alliance Presents ‘Saving the Sash: A Hands-on Window Restoration Workshop’ on June 29

Do you live in an older house with wood windows that could use a little TLC? 

Join the N.H. Preservation Alliance and the Exeter Heritage and Conservation Commissions at the Raynes Barn in Exeter for a hands-on workshop presented by Jade Mortimer, Heartwood Window Restoration, to learn how to restore your wood windows to their former glory.


Paint removal, glass cutting, glazing, sash rope replacement, weather stripping and storm window choices will be covered. Participants may bring their own sash or use one provided, and will be guided through the necessary steps of a complete wood window restoration that they can then replicate on their own.  If you are interested in learning how to restore the wood windows in your older home, this workshop is not to be missed! All materials and lunch will be provided.


Repairing and re-tuning older wood windows can often be equally or more energy efficient than installing replacement windows, and avoids the problems of landfill disposal and purchase of new products with relatively short life spans. “In addition to being the greener choice, preserving your historic windows is the best choice to retain the architectural character of your home,” said Beverly Thomas, program director at the Preservation Alliance.


Lead sponsors of the N.H.Preservation Alliance’s Old House & Barn Program include: Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC; Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation; Ian Blackman LLC, Restoration & Preservation; and TMS Architects, PA.


The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places which strengthens communities and local economies. More information visit www.nhpreservation.org.


Established in 1965, the Exeter Conservation Commission manages over 2,800 acres of conservation lands in town, including Raynes Farm with the goal of cultural and natural resource protection. The 50-acre property and barn at Raynes Farm was acquired in 2002 with support of town voters and a grant from the Land and Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).


The Exeter Heritage Commission, established by town vote in 2006, serves as a valuable resource to guide manage, recognize and protect and educate residents about historical and cultural resources. 


Photo captions:Participants in a recent workshop learned the steps of restoring their own wood windows.


An image of a typical old barn window that can be restored – rather than replaced – after attending a window workshop.


Wait! Don't Replace Your Old Windows!

Workshop offers practical solutions for wood window restoration.


Sponsored by the N.H. Preservation Alliance in partnership with the Exeter Heritage and Conservation Commissions

When: Saturday, June 29, 9am-3pm
Where: Conservation Center at Raynes Farm, 61 Newfield Road, Exeter, NH

Cost: Preservation Alliance Members $60; non-members $70; Preservation Alliance new-member special $80 (includes workshop and one-year Alliance membership).


For more information visit www.nhpreservation.org, or toregister contact the Preservation Alliance at (603) 224-2281. Space is limited, so sign up now!