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Saving the Sash: A Hands-on Window Restoration Workshop

Sponsored by the NH Preservation Alliance in partnership with the Exeter Heritage and Conservation Commissions

Where: Conservation Center at Raynes Farm, 61 Newfield Road, Exeter, N.H.
Cost: Preservation Alliance Members $60; non-members $70; Preservation Alliance new-member special: $80 (includes workshop and one-year Alliance membership).
Register: Contact the Preservation Alliance at (603) 224-2281. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Contact: Beverly Thomas, 603-224-2281; bt@nhpreservation.org

Wait! Don't Replace Your Old Windows! This workshop offers practical solutions for wood window restoration.

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 New Hampshire 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.

And additional sponsors include: Crown Point Cabinetry; Hubbingtons; Levasseur Electrical Contractors; and Brooks Post & Beam, Inc.; Cedar Mill Group, Inc.; Decatur Co.; Fisher Engineering, P.C.; Frank Anazalone Associates; Garland Mill Timberframe; Harrisville Design; JLT Painting; Millrace Builders, LLC; Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A.; Selectwood; Steppingstone Masonry; The H.L. Turner Group; and The Lumber Barn.

The Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places, which strengthens communities and local economies.

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 Land & Community 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.