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Cincinnati Preservation Association Presents:

‘Restore Your Wood Windows’

September 12, 2015, 9:00 am

John Hauck House, 812 Dayton St, Cincinnati, OH 45214

On Saturday, September 12 at 9 am, Cincinnati Preservation will present “Restore Your Wood Windows”: the latest in the “Old House Maintenance” series. The program will take place at the historic John Hauck House, 812 Dayton Street, West End

Cincinnati Preservation Association - WindowPreserve historic character, conserve energy, save money: repair and restore your historic wood windows!  Learn the basics of wood window repair including how to re-rope weights in double-hung sash, replace broken glass, and reglaze sash. Improve the efficiency of your windows with weatherstripping and appropriate storm windows.  And find out how to make worn windows good as new with epoxy consolidants. Afterward, tour the Hauck House to see the latest discoveries in the restoration of the exquisite Victorian murals.

Original wood windows are important to the character of historic buildings. Most are built of old-growth wood and will last for many years if properly cared for.  When parts wear out, they can be repaired or replaced. Replacement windows, while heavily marketed, typically have a short life span and can’t be repaired. So, when high-performance units quit performing, they end up in a landfill.

Featured presenter will be multiple-award-winning restoration contractor Ken Hughes of Decorative Restorations. Ken has over two decades’ experience in the field and has worked on some of Cincinnati’s greatest historic homes. Ken is supervising the ongoing restoration of the Hauck House, which includes repairing the original wood windows and doors.

Admission to “Restore Your Wood Windows” is free to CPA members and students, $15.00 for guests. Reservations are required: 513-721-4506,  Parking is available along Dayton, Linn and Baymiller streets.

Founded in 1964, Cincinnati Preservation is a nonprofit organization working to save historic sites, buildings and neighborhoods through education, advocacy and technical support.