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Sustainability or Planned Obsolescence, We Decide

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

As we all consider the rules and guidelines for our Comprehensive Ordinance and specifically what we say about historic building materials, it is important to really think about what “modern” materials offer as an alternative. We know that most of our housing stock is around 100 years old and, except for hazardous paint and deferred […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

“Contractors Perspective” Missisquoi Masonry

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Hello Again, just wanted to upload the latest PBTV “Live at 5:25” show. http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/contractors-perspectives-masonary I had the chance to speak with my friend Charlie Delaney of Missisquoi Masonry about his experience and expertise in working on historic buildings. This is one of a number of “Contractors Perspective” series we will be doing throughout the year […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation

Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com. Some great press for Jim Cameron and the Saint Albans House project. We had the pleasure of helping out on this facade restoration and providing Green Mountain Windows for an authentic recreation of the lost details.

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

By ANDREE BROOKS Published: November 12, 1989 Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page FROM almost every source – television, radio, direct mail and print ads – homeowners are being bombarded with promotions for thermal-pane replacement windows. A homeowner with an aging house and no restrictions on exterior modifications can find all this quite tempting. The […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Poor Old Windows!

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Dear friend, Cast aside…Rejected… Craving your attention as you look RIGHT THROUGH THEM! What did beautiful, old windows ever do to deserve such heartless treatment? As you read this, homeowners across America are ripping innocent, unsuspecting, character-rich, older and historic windows out of their homes; casting them aside for new models. http://www.savethewindows.org Their despair is […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Energy Answers for Old Buildings from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I just wanted to share this link from the VDHP on ways to make our old homes more comfortable and energy efficient. http://www.historicvermont.org/energy%20for%20historic%20building.pdf Happy Winter everyone

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration