Category Archives: Double Hung

Free publicity…

…is a good thing. My company, Double Hung, is restoring the windows in a 1924 high school that now houses the Arts and Science Center for Catawba Valley in Hickory, NC. One of the directors of the center called the local daily to see if they might be interested in what was going on.  They [...]

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Double Hung times four

Yesterday will command a red letter on the Double Hung calendar for years to come.  First came the call from Hickory, NC.  Several weeks ago I was asked to intervene in a spat between that city’s preservation community and the Catawba County Center for the Arts (CCCA) that is housed in an adapted re-use of [...]

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Putting double entendre’ to work

A friend/neighbor of mine has been putting a logo together for my business.  I have noticed that everytime I put one of my old, boring yard signs in a customer’s yard – they get swiped in a day or so.  Could have something to do with the name… I just don’t know. That got me to [...]

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Everything old is… well you know…

Last month’s Vanity Fair magazine contained a feature article entitled Greenwich’s Outrageous Fortunes.  The piece describes the over-the-top building boom up there that is being propogated by obscene amounts of money harvested from the sweat of those involved in “the trillion-dollar hedge fund business“. Laying out the logic behind the ‘need’ to build 30,000 sq ft [...]

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On time and on budget

We will finish the Leazar Hall window restoration project tomorrow then pack up and move back to Greensboro after a four-month stint in the Capital City.  Everyone associated with the redo of the building that will house NCSU’s College of Design is quite pleased with their decision to restore rather than replace the structure’s 1912 fenestration. Although [...]

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Hangin’ double hungs

We are pretty much on schedule with the window fixin’ at NCSU’s Leazer Hall but the job is leaving little time for diversion.  My crew is up-and-at-em starting around 7:00a and we go until 5:00p most days.  Then, at least for me, the paperwork starts. Double Hung is a wood shop on wheels.  Part carpentry, part [...]

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Another (tragic) case against replacement windows

I can’t even imagine the horror experienced by the two UNC-CH students as they felt the window give way after they ran into it, reportedly while horsing around, in the hallway of their dorm. Now a beloved (N&R) Smith H.S. grad is dead and another student from Asheville is in critical, but improving, condition. Perhaps [...]

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Preservation prevails

I read with interest this morning’s N&R story about how the voter-approved $3.1B higher education bond money is being spent to improve our local universities. This interests me because some of that $3.1B is making its way into my company’s coffers. For the uninitiated, my company is called Double Hung and our business is restoring [...]

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Every thing old is new again…

With rising heating costs, people living in old houses have been turning to my company, DoubleHung – Historic Window Restoration, for some solutions to keep more of their high-dollar warmth inside.  However, one of the conundrums for historic property owners is finding a way to improve the energy efficiency of their beautiful old windows while preserving the building’s historical [...]

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