Tag: preservation

How Much Could Storm Windows Save You?

By Scott Sidler | January 18, 2016

How Much Could Storm Windows Save You

We all know that replacing your home’s original windows is not the solution. Or at least I hope you have seen the light by now. It doesn’t save the money the window companies claim and the replacements rarely last more […]

4 Ways Preservation Could Be Better

By Scott Sidler | January 4, 2016

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act and I have been thinking a lot about where we have been, where we are and where we could be when it comes to historic preservation. If you’re a follower of […]

An Old Fort Gets a New Look

By Scott Sidler | November 30, 2015

Fort Coombs Armory

My company recently finished the restoration of the windows at Fort Coombs in Apalachicola, FL and I wanted to share the project with you. These were some unique windows from a fort with a lot of history and meaning to […]

How To: Cut Window Weight Access Doors

By Scott Sidler | November 2, 2015

How to cut weight pocket doors

Sometimes builders installed their old wood windows without weight pocket access doors to save a couple bucks. While it didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, it creates a whole lot of work for us today when a […]

6 Things I Wish Architects Knew

By Scott Sidler | October 5, 2015

6 Things I Wish Architects Knew

I recently learned of yet another window project gone awry. The 1920 Lake Ave. fire station in Saratoga Springs, NY is due for an renovation. It needs some structural repairs to its floors, some framing repairs and also window repairs for its […]

Preservation Lies

By Scott Sidler | May 18, 2015


I feel like I post on this topic more than almost anything else, but until the truth is readily known I feel it’s my obligation to let the world know how badly government and industries like the replacement window industry […]

How To: Glaze Wood Windows

By Scott Sidler | March 23, 2015

Continuing our focus on window restoration to mark the release of my new book Old Windows Made Easy I decided to post about putty glazing today. This skill is one of the most important and difficult to get right. Proper […]

How To: Remove Window Sash

By Scott Sidler | March 16, 2015

In my new book, Old Windows Made Easy, I outline the complete process for restoring wood windows. Today I want to walk you through some of the content in the book for free right here and teach you how to […]