Salt Lake City

Historic Preservation

Planning Division | (801) 535-7700 | zoning@slcgov.com

Information & Resources

2016 LECTURE SERIES

DISPELLING THE MYTHS AND COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF HISTORIC WOOD WINDOWS

In 2016 and 2017, Salt Lake City hosted Bob Yapp, who is a preservation contractor and previous host of About Your House. In 2016, Bob Yapp hosted a lecture series of dispelling the myths and common misconceptions of historic wood windows.

This lecture series included a great deal of discussion on:

  • Energy efficiency
  • The construction and components of history wood windows
  • The rehabilitation process
  • The economic incentives of historic preservation, and
  • Pointers on window repair for a specific case study.

 


 


 

2017 Hands-On Workshop

HANDS-ON WINDOW REPAIR WORKSHOP

In addition to the theory discussion, Bob Yapp hosted a hands-on window repair workshop in 2017. The workshop demonstrated the repair and restoration of traditional wood double-hung sash windows. This workshop series was recorded to provide the knowledge tools and techniques to interested citizens, organizations and individuals seeking to repair and enhance the energy efficiency of their windows.

The workshop included:

  • Restoring the operation of painted-over window frames
  • Sash removal
  • Safe paint removal
  • Glazing
  • Putty repair and replacement
  • Accessing and replacing sash cords
  • Weather-stripping, and
  • Sash re-installation.