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Windows For Your Historic House: Making Informed Choices
August 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Whether or not your house is subject to design review by the City, there are a host of concerns most of us have–maybe even some we should have but don’t–when it comes to our windows. In this presentation we will look at issues of comfort, operation, energy efficiency, safety, cost, maintenance, and appearance.
Neither repair of historic windows nor replacement with new ones is likely to ideally address all concerns. Any course of action will involve some measure of compromise. By understanding what all the your choices are and how to evaluate them, you can make these compromises wisely.
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. In addition to his work with DCPL he serves on the board of the Latrobe Chapter of SAH.
This program is available free of charge thanks to support from HumanitiesDC. Funding has been provided to the DC Preservation League from HumanitiesDC and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.