February 8, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Does your home still have its original wood windows? If it does, good for you! You will want to attend the upcoming luncheon seminar on fixing and restoring heritage windows. Offered by Open Window Restoration, a new Summit business, the free seminar will demonstrate how double-hung windows work, how to undertake basic maintenance and repairs, and how original windows add to the value of your home.
“Heritage windows are becoming a rare asset in Summit homes,” noted Marybeth Robb, one of the seminar speakers and Open Window Restoration owner. “Replacement window ads have flooded the market, and many homeowners don’t know that original windows are just as energy efficient when paired with a well-fitted storm, and cost less. Plus, heritage windows will last longer than any replacement when they’re given proper care. And they look better, because they are period-appropriate and crafted specifically for the home. That’s why we say restoration is frugal, green and gorgeous!”
Ms. Robb and co-owner Karen Kaplan will be speaking from 12:30 to 2:00 at the Summit Area YMCA on Friday, March 1. Their third partner in Open Window Restoration is Bob VanBenschoten of Cranford, who also owns a construction firm. The seminar will include hand-outs and demonstrations, as well as refreshments. Please pre-register at the YMCA Member Services Desk, or by calling 908-273-3330. Walk-ins are also welcome, subject to seating availability. For questions, contact Lisa Meyers at 908-273-3330 x1186.