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RRP Compliance: the costs of an unenforced law

Update: WXII TV’s Bill O’Neil follows up on the issue.  One quibble, Bill:  We are a specialized window “restoration” company.  We restore, repair and weatherize existing windows.  Window “replacement” companies are a dime a dozen and worth every penny. ********************************** Looking out the window of my 1908 house I can see three of my neighbors’ [...]

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RRP Rule – It affects everyone

My business is profoundly affected by the EPA’s Repair, Renovation and Paint Rule, and so are you. Never heard of it, you say?  Oh, you will. Starting January 1st of this year, here is what is going on: “Under the North Carolina Rules (PDF), beginning January 1, 2010, dust sampling technicians, firms, and individuals performing [...]

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Misquoted quotation

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity but today’s article about the relocation and restoration of one of Greensboro’s oldest residences in today’s N&R comes close.  At least as far as my business goes. “Unfortunately, most of the windows in the house will have to be replaced. Southern Evergreen got an estimate [...]

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N&R:”Opening Windows to History”

Although today’s N&R story about my company, Double Hung, LLC, makes it sound like I still get to do some of the actual work of restoring historic windows – I really don’t.  I’ve got people – good people – that get to have all of the fun.  With the business growing as it is, my [...]

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‘Weatherization’ money strikes. Windows destroyed.

There is nothing ‘green’ about, nor is it in any way ‘energy efficient’, to rip out a building’s original windows that have been in service for 50+ years (with 100 more to go) and replace them with petroleum based replacements that have an expected service life of 15 – 20 years.  However, the window replacement [...]

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Lighthouse window restorations: free for the asking

I must say that this is a pretty clever marketing campaign: “JELD-WEN Invites Public to Help Select the Nation’s Most Reliable Lighthouse for Restoration“.  All one needs to do is vote for your favorite lighthouse from this list of “finalists” and the structure with the most votes will “win new JELD-WEN windows and doors“.  Isn’t that just lovely? North Carolina’s [...]

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The Albright House

Preservation Greensboro’s Benjamin Briggs has the skinny on what may turn out to be one of Greensboro’s oldest structures.  The Albright House, across from Friendly Center, is to be transformed into the headquarters for The Junior League of Greensboro, Inc.  I visited the building for the second time yesterday to refine the scope of work [...]

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Double Hung on Fox 8

Update (side note): Although it is not a portion of the clip below, Brad related something on the air that I thought you might find interesting. We have been working on Peace College’s Main Building in Raleigh for several months now. Built in 1853, 98% of the structure’s original windows are still in service but [...]

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Rankin-King Farm

I had the opportunity to walk the grounds of Rankin-King Farm this past week and was as struck by the place as N&R reporter Jim Schlosser and photographer Joseph Rodriguez obviously were.  The term “frozen in time” was coined for places like that.  Rodriguez filed a wonderful photo essay that faithfully captures what was, as [...]

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Double Hung – In the news, again

When my company, Double Hung, shows up in another town to fix another bunch of historic windows, many times local newspapers find our work interesting enough to do a story about the project.  It happened again up in Oxford last week where we had begun work on the Granville County Courthouse (1838). The Durham Herald [...]

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