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Wooden Window Repair Methods- Ridgefield, CT
Tue, May 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – Fri, May 12, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Thousands of wood windows are ripped out of this country’s older and historic buildings each year. This astonishing loss is due in part to the fact that few people remain skilled in the repair and maintenance of wooden windows. In this three-day workshop, Instructor Sally Fishburn will guide participants through practical and economic methods to deal with sash stuck in place with paint, broken glass, rotten sash joints, weathered sills, bowed meeting rails, and frame joint decay. Learn how windows were originally constructed, why some last for centuries and others rot and fall apart after just a few years. Participants will learn to conduct assessment surveys on windows at the Gilbert Memorial Library building, evaluate window treatment options, plan and cost window repair projects, complete repairs, and how to plan for scheduled window maintenance.
18 AIA HSW Learning Units available for architects.
What can I bring into the event?
Time: Tuesday evening lecture: 7-9 pm: Wed-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
Cost: $150 for tuition and lunch daily and $55 for materials and disposable N100 respirator, coveralls, booties, and gloves.
Note: We recommend that you have completed a Lead RRP training certification prior to enrollment.
Recommended Advance Reading: National Park Service “Preservation Briefs:”
#9, the Repair of Historic Wooden Windows
#10, Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork
#28, Painting Historic Interiors
#37, Appropriate Methods for Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing
#39, Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings
Text to be included in class: John Leeke’s Saving America’s Windows
Light refreshments in the morning and lunch will be provided Wednesday-Friday.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email: email@example.com Tel.: 802.674.6752
What's the refund policy?
If you are unhappy with the course we will refund your fee less food costs. If you become ill or there is a death in the family, we will refund the funds. If you cancel for other reasons, we will issue a credit applicable to another course.