Historic Window Restoration

Date and Time: 
September 29, 2016 - 8:00am - October 1, 2016 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
Location: 
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies 203 E. Seminary Street Mount Carroll, IL 61053 www.campbellcenter.org 815-244-1173

Historic Window Restoration at The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.

Instructor: Bob Yapp. Date: September 29, 30 & October 1,  2016.  

Early-Bird Registration Fee: $950 (Before August 29, 2016)Includes on-campus lodgingRegular Registration: $1,000 (After August 29, 2016)Includes on-campus lodging


In our constant struggle to preserve original materials in historic homes, buildings and museum properties, original wood windows present one of our biggest challenges. The pressure to replace is backed up by multi-million dollar advertising campaigns perpetrated by the replacement industry. In the preservation movement's effort to lead the "Green Movement", we must constantly show the world that nothing is greener than an original window or existing property.This course is an intense three- day, hands-on workshop that deals with these very issues. Students will learn by doing as they work side-by-side with instructor Bob Yapp. Every aspect of efficient and cost effective wood window restoration will be addressed. Students will work in teams. Each team will completely restore two double hung wood window openings including: sash removal; safe lead paint & putty removal; historic glass retention; painting; glazing putty installation; weather-stripping; re-installation of the sashes including how to re-string sash weights.

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