Resource Guide

Part of the mission of NPT is to educate property owners about their historic buildings as well as measures to help protect them. To that end, the following pages provide some helpful information  for historic house owners.

Restoring Your Old House

Restoring a historic building can be a challenge. It is often difficult to know where to begin and who to turn to for assistance and advice. This guide is designed to provide the owner of the historic Nantucket house with a starting point.  Resource Guide

Be Green – Ten Tips to “Green” Your Old House

We think the green movement is on the right track. Why replace building material when the best is already in place? The tips highlighted in this article are adapted for Nantucket from an article in Preservation News, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More>

Fighting Rot

On Nantucket, decay and rot due to moisture infiltration may be the most prevalent cause of wood deterioration. So what is a homeowner to do? Here are few tips to assist you. More>

The Case for Historic Windows

Around Nantucket and across the country, historic windows are disappearing at an alarming rate. There is a mistaken notion, happily promoted by the new-window industry, that decades-old windows cannot or should not be repaired, and that replacing them with new energy-efficient windows is the “green” thing to do. Nothing could be further from the truth. More>

Ten Steps to Preserving Your Historic House

Owning a historic house is a wonderful privilege, but many homeowners claim they aren’t sure how to properly protect and preserve their old houses. Here’s a handy checklist. More>