Brick + Beam Detroit

Intro to Preservation Trades: Windows 101

Brick + Beam Event

9:30am on Nov 9 2019

Detroit Training Center, 5151 Loraine St

Have you wondered about the old wood windows in your home? Maybe you’d like to know the names of all those different parts? What does it take to restore a window? This lecture-style class is a way for you to dip your toes into the complicated world of window restoration! 


What we’ll cover in this class:

  • Deserve to Preserve-- why should I keep my wood windows? 

  • Parts of wood windows

  • Other types of historic windows common in Detroit

  • Tools of the trade

  • High level overview of the steps of fixing wood windows

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner 

(Please note, this is an intro-level class aimed at getting you up to speed on the basics of wood windows, our next hands-on wood window intensive is in Spring 2020)

$5-$10 Registration includes light breakfast! 



Who is this class for:

Are you currently working on a historic, or older, home? Are you a life-long Detroiter hoping to improve the home you’ve been living in? Are you a prospective first-time home buyer and looking in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park? Have you already been working on homes for some time, but want to brush up on your skills? 

B+BD supports building rehab in Detroit by sharing knowledge, building talent, and providing access to the resources you need to get (or keep!) going.


About the Facilitator:

Phil Mayo currently works as an independent contractor in Detroit, doing exterior restoration and maintenance, and restores windows in his spare time. A painter by trade, Phil has been involved in preservation trades since relocating to Detroit in 2015. He is a member of the National Association of Window Restoration Specialists and an affiliate of the Window Preservation Alliance. When he’s not making old things new, Phil enjoys running, reading and supporting Tottenham Hotspur.

About this Session:
This session is presented in collaboration with Detroit Training Center and the City of Detroit’s Historic Preservation Division of the Planning and Development Department. In summer 2019 a group of preservation stakeholders including residents, practitioners, advocacy organizations, and realtors came together for the City’s first annual Historic Preservation Convening-- this event is a direct result of conversations elevating the need for more education opportunities around historic preservation and the trades.  

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