• From the National Park Service:

Preservation Briefs help historical building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to doing the work. The briefs are especially useful to Historical Preservation Tax Incentives Program applicants because they recommend methods and approaches for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.

Preservation Briefs from the National Park Service

PB 1—Cleaning & Waterproofing Masonry
PB 2—Repointing Masonry Buildings
PB3—Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings
PB4—Roofing for Historic Buildings
PB5—Preservation of Historic Buildings
PB6—Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning
PB7—Preservation of Historic Glazed Terracotta
PB8—Aluminum & Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings
PB9—Repair of Historic Wooden Windows
PB10—Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork
PB11—Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts
PB12—Preservation of Historic Pigmented Structural Glass
PB13–Repair & Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows
PB14–New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings
PB15–Preservation of Historic Concrete
PB16–The Use of Substitute Materials on Exteriors
PB17–Determining Architectural Character
PB18–Rehabilitating Historic Interiors
PB19–Repair & Replacement of Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs
PB20–Preservation of Historic Barns
PB21–Repairing Historic Flat Plaster
PB22–Preservation & Repair of Historic Stucco
PB23–Preserving Historic Ornamental Plaster
PB24–Heating, Ventilating & Cooling Historic Buildings
PB25–Preservation of Historic Signs
PB26–Preservation & Repair of Historic Log Buildings
PB27–Maintenance & Repair of Historic Cast Iron
PB28–Painting Historic Interiors
PB29–Repair, Replacement & Maintenance of Historic Slate Roofs
PB30–Preservation & Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs
PB31–Mothballing Historic Buildings
PB32–Making Historic Properties Accessible
PB33–Preservation & Repair of Historic Stained & Leaded Glass
PB34–Preserving Historic Composition Ornament
PB35–Process of Architectural Investigation
PB36–Protecting Cultural Landscapes
PB37–Reducing Lead Paint Hazards in Historic Buildings
PB38–Removing Graffiti from Historic Bldgs
PB39–Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings
PB40–Preserving Historic Ceramic Tile Floors
PB41–Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings
PB42–Maintenance, Repair & Replacement of Historic Cast Stone
PB43–Preparation & Use of Historic Structures Reports
PB44–Use of Awnings on Historic Buildings

Preservation and Sustainability Historic Preservation and Sustainable Development, with permission Donovan D. Rypkema, c. June 2008.

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