Preserving Your Property

Preservation Tips

The National Park Service website provides more than 40 “Preservation Briefs” that provide specific information regarding almost any maintenance task you could think of for your historic building.
See the briefs on the National Park Service Website.

Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings
Local Tuckpointers: H & H Waterproofing

Links and Resources


Window Repair

For decades, consumers have been led to believe that replacing their old wood windows with new vinyl, metal or clad windows will improve their home. Replacement windows have been marketed as energy efficient, and therefore environmentally friendly, and economical, by saving the homeowner money over the lifespan of the window. In reality, properly repaired wood windows can be equally energy efficient, are more environmentally friendly, are a better financial investment, and preserve one of the most important character-defining features of a historic home. Follow window experts, and LPA board members, Dennis Brown and Mike Goans as they show you how to preserve your windows.
These videos were created in collaboration with the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office.

Also check out our 8 Good Reasons To Save Your Old Windows flyer.