Historic Wood Window Repair Seminar | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

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Historic Wood Window Repair Seminar

Hands-on training in the restoration and repair of historic wood windows from noted window repair specialist and author of THE WINDOW SASH BIBLE, Steve Jordan.

Please note: Our work site will be the c.1850 one room schoolhouse at the Cobblestone Museum, outside of Albion, NY.

1-Day Workshop Outline

  • Overview of 4-day seminar topics
  • Small amount of hands on work (glazing and glass cutting)

4-Day Seminar Outline

Day 1:

  • Introductions
  • Your goals
  • Safety lecture
  • Condition evaluation of old windows
  • Early window construction techniques
  • Removing sashes from the window opening
  • Removing putty
  • Removing paint
  • Removing glass
  • Remove at least 3 units and begin work

Day 2:

  • Evaluation of previous day’s work
  • Installing new sash cords
  • Different weight pocket configurations (or none at all)
  • Alternative and historic balance systems for windows with no balances

Day 3:

  • Weatherstripping old windows
  • Traditional zinc weatherstrips
  • Cushion and spring bronze strips
  • Silicone bulbs and other materials
  • Meeting rail blocks, Andersen Pulley Seals,  etc.
  • Locking Hardware

Day 4:

  • Painting windows
  • Materials, tools, techniques
  • Storm windows, and other window treatments
  • Wood storms and screens and combo units
  • Aluminum storm sashes
  • Interior storm sashes


133 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY, 14608
United States


(585) 546-7029
Contact name: 
Landmark Society
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
June 12-15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, June 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4 Day intensive: Member $495, NM $525; 1 Day: Member $85, NM $100


Adults without kids