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Heritage Conservation Resources


US Army Latrine, Whitehorse, Yukon

 

The Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada provides practical advice for proper preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of cultural landscapes, historic buildings, engineering works and archaeological sites. This document is also available in French. The US National Parks Service’s series of Preservation Briefs provide detailed guidance on historic home preservation, repair and maintenance.

 

 


 

Windows

Heritage Canada Magazine

Improving Thermal Performance of Historic Windows by Craig Sims and Andrew Powter

Maintenance and Repair of Historic Wood Windows by Craig Sims and Andrew Powter

Repair or Replace in Historic Buildings: Arriving at a Sustainable Solution by Craig Sims and Andrew Powter

Windows in Historic Buildings: Sustainable, Repairable by Susan D. Turner

“Your Old House” – Wood Windows by Bill Murphy, Vintage Woodworks

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows by John H. Myers

Yukon Government

Repairing and Caring for Old Windows. Prepared by the Historic Sites Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture


Roofing

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

Roofing for Historic Buildings by Sarah M. Sweetser


Siding

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

Aluminum and Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings: The Appropriateness of Substitute Materials for Resurfacing Historic Wood Frame Buildings  by John H. Myers, revised by Gary L. Hume

Heritage Canada Magazine

“Your Old House” – Wood Siding by Nicholas R. Bawlf, MAIBC Architect

Repairing Wood Siding on Historic Buildings - Runciman House: A Case Study by Andrew Powter


Energy Efficiency 

Yukon Government

Energy Efficiency for Older Buildings. Prepared by the Historic Sites Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture


Paint

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork by Kay D. Weeks and David W. Look, AIA

Painting Historic Interiors by Sara B. Chase

Appropriate Methods for Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing by Sharon C. Park, AIA, and Douglas C. Hicks

Heritage Canada Magazine

“Your Old House” – Paint by Ken Marchtaler, Certified Coatings Consultant

This Old House

How to Strip Years of Paint Off a House by Jefferson Kolle


Logs

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

The Preservation and Repair of Historic Log Buildings by Bruce D. Bomberger


Moisture

US National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs

Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings by Sharon C. Park, AIA