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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

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

Ron, Need your advice on paint and primer ASAP please!

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Ron, Need your advice on paint and primer ASAP please! Guys started scraping today. Thanks! Hey Norm My professional opinion and current practices are to scrape to bare wood where necessary and spot prime the bare wood with raw linseed oil and then a good oil based primer. Only where there is bare wood exposed. […]

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Window Restoration and Chemicals?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Does this make any sense to you? Window restorers in Vermont that are working on one of my projects want to dip windows to remove the glaze & paint. I say dipping the windows makes me nervous & that I’d rather have them use steam of a speed heater. They say they’ve never heard of […]

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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

2009 Historic Wooden Window Workshop

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

     Sponsored by: Wanamaker Restoration, Champlain Valley Millworks, and Green Mountain Window Topic: Historic Wooden Window Restoration Place: 16 Kilburn Street (next to Conant Custom Brass), Burlington, VT Date: May 23, 2009 Time: 9AM-4PM Price: $70 members / $80 non-members Workshop Overview: Due to a dwindling amount of craftspeople with the skills to properly […]

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A Great Presentation by Another Old Window Lover

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Hisoric Windows

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How to Restore an Old Window

April 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Stay tuned for a video on “How to restore and maintain old windows.” 

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“My Paint is Peeling”

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

“Why is my paint peeling in spots and what can I do about it?” We hear this all of the time so here are a couple of thoughts and suggestions. Old houses inevitably have original oil paint as the sub-straight beneath newer latex top coats. My perennial suggestion is to paint oil on top of […]

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Risk for asbestos and lead in plaster and paint!!!!

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Hi Ron,    Today we decided to rip off wallpaper in our bedroom down to the plaster.  Later reading about old plaster we discovered there is a risk for asbestos and lead in plaster and paint!!!! We are concerned about being exposed! How can you tell if our walls contain asbestos/lead? We only took off […]

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