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The evolution of historic architectural details

This past Thursday I attended a lecture by architect Matthew Bronski about the year in Italy he spent studying the architecture of that country.  He wanted to see why some ancient buildings have survived to this day while others failed miserably.

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Topics: Historic Preservation, Old House repair, materials and techniques

5 Reasons Not to Buy New Windows for Your Historic House

As an old house renovation contractor I am often approached by homeowners who want to replace their old windows. Sometimes this is the first item on their list when they buy an old house. They reason that the old, drafty windows are inefficient and hard to use and- quite honestly- often they are correct. But is trading in the old windows for new ones the best option?  I don't think so and I'll tell you why.

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Topics: Historic Preservation, Window restoration, Old House repair