Traditional Windows and Historic Settings: Details. Details. Details

Marvin Window Newly Installed

Available On-Demand

Speaker: Steve Lien, Marvin Windows and Doors

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

While the American building marketplace is flooded with generic windows made in all types of materials, there are some compelling reasons to pay attention to the details of wooden windows when working on historic preservation and traditionally inspired commercial projects. This webinar will explore how careful attention to details that can improve the appearance of the project, comply with regulations that protect historic integrity and support applications for historic tax credit programs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will know or be able to do the following:

  • Analyze important regional details to inform decisions about proportions of window openings; stiles and rails; meeting rails; and window glass.
  • Compare and contrast generic window sash side by side with historic windows as an aid to designing new traditional windows.
  • Examine details such as brick molds, parting beads and stops to evaluate their importance to the overall design and integrity of compatible windows on historic buildings.
  • Discuss Standards Six and Nine of the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for Rehabilitation Projects and their implications for commercial window repair and replacement projects.