Your Old House Was Designed to be Energy Efficient and Was Built to Last!

The above title comes from a Weatherization For Old Houses Toolkit from the NYS Parks Division for Historic Preservation. It’s a nice little guide that looks at everything for restoring and repairing old windows…sort of along the same lines as a post we mentioned a few weeks back. Here’s a little sampling of what the toolkit mentions:

“You will be surprised how cost-effective combining historic preservation and new technology can be, and how much work you can do yourself or with the assistance of a skilled contractor! Think of your house as a long-term project; allocate a number of dollars and hours for work each month. Our toolkit offers an overview of what can be done, and recommends resources to help you evaluate the most economical approach in terms of short– and long-term payback of energy dollars.”