Vancouver Heritage Foundation – Painted Shut: Open Your Wood Windows

Jim Stiven of Vintage Woodworks will lead a hands-on demonstrative and illustrated course on historic wood windows. Windows often determine the “character” of a building. Unfortunately, they are often the first element to be replaced because homeowners don’t know how to repair them and are told by contractors that they are the main cause for energy loss in an old home. This course will deal with some of those challenges and inaccurate myths. How can we balance historic integrity, current functional requirements, aesthetics and energy efficiency? That is just one of the topics that this practical course will address. The day will also include demonstration of the repair and maintenance of a painted-shut double-hung wood window. This full-day session happens Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Flying Angel Club, 401 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver. The cost is $125 + HST, and lunch will be provided. To sign up, visit

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