Standards Book Now Available

Cover2-Graphic-med-lowresFor information on the Window Preservation Summit II click here.

See the compete description of the book below.

We are pleased and amazed that so many of the Window Preservation Standards books have sold to date. This has helped us recover most of the expenses for this not-for-profit endeavor. Our goal has always been to get the book in as many hands as possible in order to stop the needless destruction of old and historic windows. As a result we are now able to give you a significant discount to help reach that goal. Please use this discount code when ordering: 7L2SAWGK

Original price:   $48.50
Your discount:  – 19.00  with 7L2SAWGK discount code

You pay:            $29.50   plus shipping

Copy down the discount code and enter it when ordering. Order the book online with credit card or PayPal by clicking right here:  Order Online

Click here to download and view sample pages in a PDF file.

If you would like to buy the book wholesale and sell it retail, please contact Bob Yapp, WPSC co-Founder, at 217-474-6052, for the reseller’s discount code. This offer is only available for online purchases.

To pay by check or if you are an institution and need invoicing, vendor forms,  etc. call Steve Schuyler at 978-664-5959 (Mon. thru Sat.).

Window Preservation Standards Book

The national Window Preservation Standards book catalogs specific methods for the assessment, maintenance, repair, preservation and weatherization of older and historic wooden windows. Many detailed methods, procedures and materials are included, as well as basic strategies for saving older and historic windows. The Standards were developed and written by more than 100 window specialists who collaborated from all across the United States and Canada. 107 pages with 49 illustrations, color cover, black & white interior, 8.5″ x 11″.

Topics include the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative, guiding principles for window preservation work, window part names and definitions, organizing and planning window preservation projects, and how to use the Standards.

Methods include surveying and assessing conditions, glazing, painting, wood repairs, weatherization updates, storm windows and maintenance with many more. Each treatment standard has a brief description of a specific method with appropriate use, a step-by-step procedure that shows what is done and materials are listed. A special section describes how to judge the character of the completed work with easy observations and simple tests to assure the best quality work.

The results of energy performance testing done at the 2011 National Window Preservation Summit are included. They confirm what we already know:  Save the primary sash and frame, add weatherstripping and a storm to make the window meet or exceed current performance standards for air infiltration. Get all the details in the book, including which energy upgrade methods worked best.

The Appendix includes a listing of all the one-hundred and two Collaborators who developed and wrote the Standards, how to participate in the Collaborative and help develop the standards, how to write a standard, and a review of other window energy use studies.

When you buy the Window Preservation Standards book you are supporting the costs of developing and publishing of the Standards. Development and publication of the book is a non-profit project done in partnership with the Preservation Trades Network, Kentucky Heritage Council and Kentucky Preservation.

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4 Responses to Standards Book Now Available

  1. Nicole Poletika says:

    Hi There,

    I have a couple of questions for you about the Window Preservation book. We are a state agency hoping to sell a few copies in our shop. Could you tell me what discount you offer retailers? If we are unable to sell the book can we return the copies? In order to be a vendor with the state, we would need you to complete a vendor form. Is this something you could do? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Nicole Poletika
    Indiana Historical Bureau

    • John Leeke says:

      Thanks for your interest in the Window Standards. Currently, the only discount available is 15% on orders for 10 or more copies, placed directly on the order page here at, with no vendor form services.

      In the future discounts for retailers may become available. You will always find the most current announcements for these developments right here at the website. Also, I’ll notify you.

      John Leeke
      WPSC CoFounder

  2. Nicole Poletika says:

    Thank you for getting back to me.

  3. Old Window Workshop says:

    Please keep the Old Window Workshop in Springfield, MA on your email list. We don’t have a website yet but our facebook page is: oldwindowworkshop.

    Thank you for the work you do.

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