Selected Reading on Storm Windows

Procedure code:
867001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Doors and Windows
Section:
Storm Windows
Last Modified:
08/12/2016

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Articles/Papers

  • Bock, Gordon. "(The) Sash Window Balancing Act; Sash-Weight and Tape-Balance Systems." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1989, pp. 31-34.
  • Fisher, Charles E. "Windows No. 9: Interior Storm Windows: Magnetic Seal." 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 Fisher, Charles E., and Christina Henry. "Windows No. 15:Interior Storms for Steel Casement 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.
  • Houze, William. "Making and Hand-Fitting Wooden Storms." The Old-House Journal, September 1989, pp. 22-26.
  • Labine, Clem. "Storm Windows: Avoiding the Moisture Trap." Traditional Building, September/October 1991, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 26-30.
  • Muchenfuss, Laura A., and Charles E. Fisher. "Windows No. 5: Interior Metal Storm 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.
  • Poore, Patricia. "Replacing Old Windows, Good News and Bad News." The Old-House Journal, April 1982, pp. 71, 89-91.
  • ________. "Storm Windows, Do You Really Need Them?" The Old-House Journal, April 1982, pp. 71, 80-83.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Restoration Products News: Interior Storm Windows; Unusual Glass; Shutters, Shades, & Blinds; Prime (Replacement) Windows; Storm Windows; Old-Fashioned Miscellany." The Old-House Journal, April 1982, pp. 92-95.
  • ________. "Talk to Me of Windows." The Old-House Journal, April 1982, pp. 73-76.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Storm Windows: Meeting the Needs of the Historic Market." Traditional Building, September/October 1993, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 42-45.
  • 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.

Books

  • 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.
  • Fisher,Charles E, Window Rehabilitation Guide for Historic Buildings Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service. 1997
  • The Window Handbook: Successful Strategies for Rehabilitating Windows in Historic Buildings Revised edition, 2008.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13