Friday, April 10, 2009

San Antonio Historic Review Board presents Wood Window Rehabilitation Workshop May 14, 15-16

In San Antonio's twenty one historic districts, the city Historic Design Review Commission allows homeowners to repair wood frame windows which can make them more efficient and less wasteful of energy.

The UTSA College of Architecture and the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation will host an educational night "Window on Preservation" featuring discussions with experts on preservation and restoration at the AIA Center for Architecture at the Pearl Brewery, 200 East Grayson Ste 100, on Thurday May 14 at 6:30. This event is free.

They also will host two paid Historic Windows Workshops . A $195 one day workshop for homeowners interested in learning how to repair windows themselves and a two day $295 course for contractors which will earn them a San Antonio certification in wood window repair.

The paid courses will be taught at historic Fire Station #1 at 323 South Frio, 78207 which is in the process of being restored for use by UTSA.

A Friday May 15 session beginning at 9 am will focus on the basics of repair and restoration using the Fire Station windows for a hands-on learning experience and is open to paid homeowners and contractors.

The Saturday, May 16 session beginning at 9 am is open only to paid contractors or professionals interested in advanced training on wood window restoration. Participants will be certified by the City of San Antonio in wood window restoration at the end of the session.

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