Old houses are beautiful and they have a character all their own. They also can come with maintenance and repair issues that are different than more modern houses.
This section of the website attempts to provide resources for the historic homeowner to thoughtfully and properly repair and maintain their historic property - as a home for them and a resource for the community.
Some basic resources are listed below. More specific resource areas include:
Wood Window Repair or Replacement?
Wood windows are one of the key character defining features of historic homes, but they can also be in poor condition and leak air and water. What can we do about this?
Sustainability in Historic Homes
Yes, it is possible to retain the historic features of a home while enhancing the sustainability and energy efficiency of the building. Take a look
Looking for Replacement Parts?
Here is a list of area resources for finding historic building materials and fixtures.
Contractors Specializing in Historic Preservation
The State Historic Preservation Office has a list of contractors who specialize in remodeling and preservation of historic buildings. The list is broken into categories (ie: masonry, finish carpentry, window restoration, etc.). Additionally several local historic building owners compiled a list of local contractors that they have used on their projects. This list is attached at the bottom of the page.
Historic Preservation Tax Credits
Get paid to restore your historic home or commercial building! Well, at least offset some of the cost of doing a proper restoration. There are a wide variety of programs through the state and federal government to help historic building owners restore their properties. Learn More