Why Save Historic Windows?

With thousands of windows being sent to the landfill property owners and decision makers should have all of the facts when deciding whether to repair or replace their historic windows. There are a number of reasons why the original windows should be repaired rather than replaced. With so many myths being circulated, learn why original windows are an important part of the character of the building and how to evaluate their physical condition and techniques of repair of your windows before making this important decision that is irreversible. Also, understand how the Secretary of Interior’s Standards are applied to windows.


  • Bill Essert, President, Wooden Window
  • Taylor Louden, AIA, GTL Historical Architecture