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Window Preservation Standards

Older and historic windows can be saved with ordinary maintenance, repairs and energy saving upgrades.

Olson House Window

Olson House Window, Cushing, Maine (photo courtesy John Leeke)

In the Fall of  2010 five window specialists realized the time was right to create national standards for the repair and weatherization of old and historic windows. The Window Preservation Standards Collaborative (WPSC) now includes over one hundred and fifty other window specialists from the United States, Canada, England and India.

Window Preservation Summit IV

Save the Date: October 6th to 11th, 2019
At: Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, Kentucky

6 Responses to Home

  1. Michael Gallina says:

    Would like to see how much a Window Preservation Standards Book is?

  2. can you put me in touch with someone with knowledge on metal window restoration. I am a contractor. i have a customer with a historic mansion that has what i call Hopes metal casement windows. someone went to all the trouble to glaze in insulated glass units in them years ago and they are all failing. I was told that the glazing compounnd caused the seals to fail on the insulated glass. My question is do i go back with insulated glass units or do i just use single pane glass and glaze it in. I have restored hundreds or wood double hung windows but never metal. i have searched on line and found some stuff but I’d like some more opinions.

  3. Karen Howard says:

    Can you suggest contractors in the Boston, MA, area that use these standards to refurbish old windows?

    Thank you, Karen Howard

    • Thank you for contacting us.

      The WPSC does not make recommendations. However, as an owner of a window restoration company on Cape Cod, and a member of the wider community of window restorers across the country, I will email some names from Saver America’s Windows, and Preservation Massachusetts from my personal email

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