Window Preservation Alliance

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    • 25 May 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Is the beauty of your historic windows buried under layers of paint? It’s not hard to find it again! But if your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance those windows are coated in lead-based paint.

    Catherine Brooks of Eco-Strip, a former board member of Lead Safe America, consults with homeowners and contractors on how to safely remove lead paint from old growth wood windows without creating toxic lead fumes and dust.

    Catherine will be joined by Duffy Hoffman, a nationally known, third generation painter and restoration craftsman. He continues to suffer the irreversible side effects of his 2007 lead poisoning.

    To Register https://indowwindows.com/register-window-hero/

    • 02 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Belvedere School for Hands On Preservation


    Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective restoration & weatherization of original, double-hung, wood windows.

    You will be part of a team restoring original wood, double hung windows in a historic house or building in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.  

    This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 12 students. You will be working side-by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration & is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. Bob has restored over 6,500 windows in his 43-year career.

    Window Boot Camp is an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn sash removal, safe paint & glass removal, wood repair, glazing putty application, complete weather stripping & sash installation which includes re-roping the sash weights.

    At the end of the three days you and your teammates will have restored and weather stripped a double hung window unit from beginning to end. Every student completing the workshop receives a "Certificate of Completion".

    Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, preservation students, architects and historic building owners all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

    Tuition for this three-day workshop is $400 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, beverages and lunch. Space is limited to ten students in each session and pre-registration is required 

    Affordable hotels and bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp,

    217-474-6052 or email him, yapperman@msn.com

    June 2, 3 & 4, 2017

Past events

20 May 2017 Sash Revival at Bagala Window Works - Maine
20 May 2017 Sash Revival at Window Woman of New England - MA
19 May 2017 Sash Mob Cincinnati
06 May 2017 Historic Window Restoration Workshop - VT
17 Apr 2017 Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Window Workshops
08 Apr 2017 Wood Window Restoration Workshop
01 Apr 2017 Preservation in Action - Portland Maine
01 Apr 2017 Historic Ithaca Window Workshop
10 Feb 2017 Historic Homes Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Second Annual Meeting of the Window Preservation Alliance
28 Jan 2017 Historic Home Show - Valley Forge, PA
25 Oct 2016 Steel Window Workshop
09 Sep 2016 International preservation trade workshop
19 Jul 2016 Traditional Building Conference - New Haven, CT
15 May 2016 Sash Revival at Takoma Park Farmers Market
14 May 2016 Sash Revival - Austin Home Restorations
07 May 2016 Sash Revival - Historic Albany Foundation
07 May 2016 Sash Revival - Window Woman of New England, Inc.
07 May 2016 Repair and Renovation - Windows 201 Workshop
07 May 2016 Sash Revival - CCS Restoration
07 May 2016 National Sash Revival Day
06 May 2016 Sash Revival at Wood Window Makeover
02 May 2016 Window Weatherization and Restoration Boot Camp
29 Apr 2016 Old House Fair - Bellefonte, PA
12 Apr 2016 Traditional Building Conference - Chicago IL
12 Mar 2016 Old House & Barn Expo - Manchester NH
19 Feb 2016 WPA Annual Meeting
05 Feb 2016 Historic Home Show - Valley Forge, PA
03 Nov 2015 National Preservation Conference 2015
15 Sep 2015 WPA meeting at Window Preservation Standards Collaborative - Summit II
23 Jul 2015 IPTW Meet Up
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