Historic Wood Window Repair Seminar

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(Please review the refund policies below before purchasing)

4-Day Intensive Seminar (June 12-15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM):

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1-Day Introductory Seminar (June 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM):

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All refund requests must be made in writing, via email to

  • For the 1-day seminar, full refunds are available through June 6th. After June 6th, full refunds minus a 50% processing fee.
  • For the 4-day seminar, full refunds are available through June 2nd. After June 2nd, full refunds minus a $50 processing fee.

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