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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures

Spectitle:

Selected Reading On Wood Windows

Procedure code:

0861009S

Source:

Preservation Technology Source Book

Division:

Doors And Windows

Section:

Wood Windows

Last Modified:

02/02/2015

Details:

Selected Reading On Wood Windows


 

Selected Reading On Wood Windows

Procedure code: 0861009S

ARTICLES/PAPERS

-    Closs, Christopher W.  "Windows No. 16:  Repairing and Upgrading Multi-light Wooden Mill Windows."  Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows16.pdf

-    Eisenberg, Donna T.  "Identifying Wood Rot."  Building Renovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.

-    Feist, William C.  "Windows No. 4:  Replacement Wooden Frames and Sash:  Protecting Woodwork Against Decay." Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows04.pdf

-    Fisher, Charles E.  "Windows No. 1:  Planning Approaches to Window Preservation."  Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division,         National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows01.pdf

-    Fisher, Charles E.  "Windows No. 2:  Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Steel Windows."  Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows02.pdf

-    Fisher, Charles E.  "Windows No. 11:  Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Wooden Sash Incorporating the Historic Glass." Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows11.pdf

-    Fisher, Charles E., and Thomas A. Vitanza.  "Windows No. 10: Temporary Window Vents in Unoccupied Historic Buildings."  Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows10.pdf

-    Houze, William.  "Making and Hand-Fitting Wooden Storms."  The Old-House Journal, September 1989, pp. 22-26.

-    Labine, Clem.  "Seeing Clearly Into Historic Windows."  Traditional Building, July/August 1992, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 29-39.

-    ________.  "Revival of the Wood Window."  Traditional Building, September/October 1989, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 7- 12.

-    Labine, Clem, and Larry Jones.  "Rescuing Those 'Hopeless'  Windows."  The Old-House Journal, April 1992, pp. 84-86.

-    Leeke, John.  "Sash Window Work-Shop."  The Old-House Journal, September/October 1991, pp. 30-35.

-    McConkey, James.  "Fixing Double-Hung Windows."  The Old-House Journal, December 1979, pp. 133, 138-139.

-    ________.  "Rotten Window Sills."  The Old-House Journal,  January 1980, pp. 7-8.

-    Myers, John H.  "(The) Repair of Historic Wooden Windows."  Preservation Briefs #9.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1981.  See http://www.nps.gov/TPS/how-to-preserve/briefs/9-wooden-windows.htm

-    O'Donnell, Bill.  "Troubleshooting Old Windows; What To Do With Neglected Double-Hung Windows."  The Old-House Journal, January/February 1986, pp. 16-23.

-    Park, Sharon C.  "Windows No. 8:  Thermal Retrofit of Historic Wooden Sash Using Interior Piggyback Storm Panels."  Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows08.pdf

-    Parrot, Charles.  "Windows No. 6:  Replacement Wooden Sash and Frames with Insulating Glass and Integral Muntins."  Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows06.pdf

-    Smith, Baird M.  "Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #3.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1978.  See http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/3-improve-energy-efficiency.htm

-    Stomes, Paul P., Eng.  "Windows No. 14:  Reinforcing Deteriorated Wooden Windows."  Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.  http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/Tech-Notes-Windows14.pdf

-    Technical Staff, OHJ.  "Care and Repair of Window Sash."  The Old-House Journal, January 1976, pp. 10-11.

-    ________.  "Notes From the Readers... More About Double-Hung Windows."  The Old-House Journal, February 1980, pp. 14.

-    ________.  "Curing Problems In Double-Hung Windows."  The Old- House Journal, August 1976, pp. 1, 10-11.

-    ________.  "Painting Doors & Windows."  The Old-House Journal, December 1980, p. 201.

-    Trelstad, Derek H.  "Eyes on the Yard."  Building Renovation, Summer 1994, pp. 18-23.

-    Trissler, Wayne, and Charles E. Fisher.  "Windows No. 3: Exterior Storm Windows:  Casement Design Wooden Storm Sash." Preservation Tech Notes.  Washington, D.C.:          Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and Atlanta:  Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.   http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/tech-notes/tech-notes-Windows03.pdf

BOOKS

-    Addleson, Lyall.  Building Failures, A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy and Prevention.  2nd ed. London:  Butterworth Architecture, 1989.

-    Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of         "Architectural Graphic Standards".  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

- Window Rehabilitation Guide for Historic Buildings byCharles E. Fisher, Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service. Published in 1997.

This publication is the most comprehensive guide available on the preservation and rehabilitation of windows in historic buildings. Containing over 600 pages of valuable information, it covers appropriate window treatments and provides technical guidance for architects, building managers, contractors, and property owners. Topics include code compliance, energy conservation, maintenance, custom fabrication, repair techniques, and historic technology. It includes a glossary, bibliography, and special 40-page directory of companies. It was published in 1997 by HPEF and National Park Service.  It is available for $50.00 plus $10 shipping.  Its Table of Contents may be found at http://hpef.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Windows-Rehabilitation-Guide-for-Historic-Buildings-Table-of-Contents.pdf

 

- The Window Handbook: Successful Strategies for Rehabilitating Windows in Historic Buildings   Revised edition, 2008.

Technical guidance and a series of brief-well-illustrated case studies (NPS Preservation Tech Notes) are included in this popular 190 page handbook. It covers both innovative and traditional methods for restoring and rehabilitating windows. Subjects include maintenance, repair, weatherization, double glazing historic windows, window replacement, standards and guidelines, and window accessories. It is available for $38.00 plus $10 shipping.  Its Table of Contents may be found at http://hpef.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/HPEF-1991-WindowHandbook-TableofContents.pdf

To obtain a copy of these last two publications, visit The Historic Preservation Education Foundation website at: http://hpef.us

OTHER REFERENCES

-    Avrami, Erica C.  "Preserving Wood Features in Historic Buildings:  An Annotated Bibliography."  Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN:  Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.


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