Historic Preservation – Windows Clinic

Windows I Workshop – October 13

Preservation Louisville
The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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Saturday October 13, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Jack Patchin, owner of  “Ol House Experts” has over 30 years in the construction/restoration field and has operated his own historic restoration business for over 10 years where he specifically consults and restores windows and shutters for homes that are 50 years and older. Jack also served 9 years on the maintenance crew for Taliesin Preservation, Inc. conducting maintenance and restoration work for buildings located on Frank Lloyd Wrights Wisconsin Estate, with a specialty of repairing on-site wooden details.  


His current business focuses predominately on restoring historic wood windows and installing energy efficient, quality storm windows. He presents workshops and seminars for Indiana Landmarks, local preservation organizations, PTN, as well as at the community college level. He is a member of numerous organizations including National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Trades Network, Indiana Landmarks and Cornerstone, Inc. He currently resides and conducts his business in historic Madison, Indiana – a National Historic Landmark District.


As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.  Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.  For more information. http://www.preservationlouisville.org.

  • Do you have older windows in your home?
  • Are your older windows in need of repair?
  • Would you like to learn the most effective and cost efficient means of maintaining your older windows?  

As we all know, maintaining and repairing the windows in our historic homes can be a challenge, but this introductory workshop will leave you with the fundamental knowledge necessary for planning your own restoration project. Window specialist Jack Patchin of Ol’ House Experts will detail the anatomy of an older window, common issues of disrepair that these structures face, and the supplies needed to tackle your biggest window problems.

Ol’ House Experts, based out of Madison Indiana, specializes in the restoration, repairs and wood windows of historic homes that are 50 years or older. Visit his website here.

  • Workshops are $30, or $20 for Preservation Louisville members.
  • Class size is limited
  • Registration is required

In the workshop Jack will demonstrate the skills needed to repair historic wood windows, and guide participants in practicing those skills. Participants will learn:

  • How to use the basic tools to restore, repair, and maintain historic wood windows.
  • How to repair sashes with epoxy, repair the rope and weight system, and replace and glaze panes.

If you have any questions about this or our other Hands on History workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 502-540-5146 or at info@preservationlouisville.org.

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