Nantucket Preservation Trust seeks to educate property owners about their historic buildings as well as what measures they can take to help protect them. To that end, the following pages provide some helpful information for historic house owners or caretakers.
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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>
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>