Selected Reading on Metal Windows

Procedure code:
850001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Doors and Windows
Section:
Metal Windows
Last Modified:
12/26/2017

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This document includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

English Heritage. Metal Windows, Framing Options 3. London: English Heritage, 1997.

Fisher, Charles E. "Windows No. 1: Planning Approaches to Window Preservation." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.

Fisher, Charles E. "Windows No. 2: Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Steel Windows." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.

Fisher, Charles E. "Windows No. 12: Aluminum Replacements for Steel Industrial Sash." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.

Fisher, Charles E., and Christina Henry. "Windows No. 15: Interior Storms for Steel Casement Windows." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.

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

Muchenfuss, Laura A., and Charles E. Fisher. "Windows No. 5: Interior Metal Storm Windows." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.

Park, Sharon C. "(The) Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows." Preservation Briefs #13. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1985.

Powers, Robert M. Repair and Retrofitting Industrial Steel Windows. Preservation Tech Notes. Windows No. 17. Washington, DC: NPS, 1989.

Randl, Chad. Repairing Steel Casement Windows. Preservation Tech Notes. Windows No. 19. Washington, DC: NPS, 2002.

Staveteig, Kaaren. Maintenance and Repair of Historic Aluminum Windows. Preservation Tech Notes. Windows No. 22. Washington, DC: NPS, 2008.

Trelstad, Derek H. "Restoration Case Study: The U.S. Realty and Trinity Buildings." Building Renovation. September/October 1992, pp. 30-35.

Zingman-Leith, Elan. "Historic Metal Windows, Their Architectural History." The Old House Journal, November 1986, pp. 422-424.

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.

Other References

Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, DC: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.

Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13