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Restoring Wood Windows Workshop

June 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am July 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

One of preservationists’ most common cries is to ‘Save Those Wood Windows!’ Understanding how to implement vital maintenance and repair of wood windows conserves their functionality and helps preserve a building’s historic character. Through this workshop, attendees will attain crucial insight from an expert and gain hands-on experience in saving wood windows. Join AARCH at our historic office building, neighboring 1849 stone mill, and the Ausable Valley Grange in Keeseville for this hands-on workshop to learn how to repair, restore, and preserve wood windows with experienced window restoration specialist, Kurt Riegel. Participants will practice window restoration techniques and learn about proper maintenance for extending the life of historic windows. Techniques covered in this workshop include properly removing wood sashes, repairing, and replacing deteriorated sash pieces, using epoxy, paint stripping and sanding, glazing, and lastly, painting. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of basic window parts, how they properly function, how to best maintain them to prevent decay, and how to make them more energy efficient.


This workshop is led by Kurt Riegel of Riegel Restoration.This two-day workshop runs from 9 AM to 4 PM for both days.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

The fee is $135 AARCH members and $150 non-members. This workshop requires pre-registration and is first come, first servedLunch for both days is included.