Window Repair Workshop To Be Held March 21, 2020

Window Repair Workshop to be Held in St. Cloud’s Southside Neighborhood Historic District

A workshop that teaches homeowners and property owners about wood window restoration will be hosted in St. Cloud’s Southside Neighborhood Historic District on Saturday, March 21st.

Wood window specialist Paul Schmidt will demonstrate how repairing original windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy savings, and maintain architectural integrity. Paul will explain the differences between original and replacement windows and why old windows can be just as efficient as new ones.

Attendees will learn about repairs they can do at home: sealing drafts, reglazing, fixing rotted wood, and improving overall function. Paul will offer demonstrations and his suggestions for tools and products. This is a rich overview for anyone who cares for an older building with original windows. As summer approaches, this is an ideal time to learn how to tackle simple fixes and seal up leaky windows.

Hosted at “The Nunnery,” a 1912 home in St. Cloud’s Southside Neighborhood Historic District, this workshop will take a special look at window types commonly found in older commercial properties. The class will consider the unique rehab challenges for such buildings. St. Cloud HPC members and South Side University Neighborhood residents are invited to attend at a discounted rate of $20. General admission is $35.

This class is sponsored by Rethos: Places Reimagined, and organized by the Morrison County Historical Society, its Central MN Education Coordinator. Rethos is a nonprofit organization that leads and inspires people to connect to valued places in their communities. Whether it’s an old home or storefront on the corner, a community’s old high school or long-retired factory, Rethos works to preserve and protect the bond felt by community members toward these places and the distinct characteristics they display. Rethos’ education program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Registration is available online through the Rethos website:

Repairing & Restoring Old Windows

Saturday, March 21st, 9am-1pm

“The Nunnery”

201 3rd Avenue South, St. Cloud

$35 – general admission

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