Like all old equipment, eventually repair costs can become more costly than the cost to replace the equipment itself. We are reaching that point now with the windows on the Main House. Many associate and senior class projects have focused on attempting to extend the life of the windows on the Main House, through stripping paint, repainting, and caulking gaps. Unfortunately, the current windows have deteriorating wood frames that require constant upkeep and inefficient single-pane glass.
Phase 1 – Completed
Phase 1 donors:
Matching Donor – Jake Esau
The New Windows
The new windows meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines in all 50 states.While the new windows will look great, they will also significantly improve the energy costs in the house. For reference, a conservative efficiency rating of the current windows would likely have a U-Factor = 1.30, whereas the Impervia Double-Pane Windows boast a U-Factor of 0.29! We could expect about a 350% improvement in energy efficiency compared to the current windows.
"Thank You" Gift
Donors that donate more than $250 during the fundraising campaign may select a window to attach a short message with their name.
As each Milestone is completed, the highest donor will be able to select their window first, followed by the second-highest donor, followed by the third, and so on…
Window selections will restart as each milestone is achieved.
How to Donate
- Use the standard donation form to donate via paper check, e-check, or stocks/securities. Be sure to direct your donation toward the “Windows Housing Project” in the form. You will be contacted by Jake Esau (email@example.com) with details on how to process your donation. Securities cost a flat fee, depending on the security type. Paper checks are free to deposit.
Do we have to abide by any historical registry requirements?
The Housing Corporation has already confirmed that this project is within our rights to complete without jeopardizing any historical registry benefits.
What about the window air conditioners?
As of the summer of 2018, the second floor now has central air, so window air conditioners on that floor will be removed as windows are replaced. On the first floor, windows with window air conditioners will not be replaced until after central air is added to the first floor. Window air conditioners will not be allowed in the new windows.