National Trust Announces

In spite of what window manufactures say, replacing old windows is not an open and shut case. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is happy to announce a new social media campaign to help spread the word that people have options – choices – for improving the energy efficiency of their home’s windows. is a site where you can learn about why retaining your home’s existing windows is a good option over replacement and ways that can help you maintain your historic windows.

Looking for ways to improve your windows’ energy efficiency? Check out the how-to guides or find a repair workshop to learn what you can do. Also, look at the contractor guide to locate a contractor in your community. Already know of a great contractor in your area? Tell us, and we will add them to our contractor guide.

How can you help spread the word about the importance of holding on to historic windows? To start, here are four simple ways:

1) Share this short, irreverent video on Facebook, Twitter, your website, or by email. Distribute it as widely as possible and encourage folks to pass it on.

2) Take action and tell Congress to support the House Home Star bill.

3) Place these print and electronic ads wherever possible – in newsletters, local papers, and on websites.

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