One of several publications put out by Technical Preservation Services  (TPS) are the Preservation Tech Notes.  These case studies provide practical information on traditional practices and innovative techniques so that cultural resources can be successfully maintained and preserved.

Following is a list of titles that have been grouped according to subject.  To access a particular brochure, click here.


  • Historic Garage and Carriage Doors: Rehabilitation Solutions

Exterior Woodwork

  • Proper Painting and Surface Preparation
  • Paint Removal from Wood Siding
  • Log Crown Repair and Selective Replacement Using Epoxy and Fiberglass Reinforcing Bars
  • Protecting Woodwork Against Decay Using Borate Preservatives


  • Process-Painting Decals as a Substitute for Hand-Stenciled Ceiling Medallions

Historic Glass

  • Repair and Reproduction of Prismatic Glass Transoms
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of Historic Sidewalk Vault Lights

Historic Interior Spaces

  • Preserving Historic Corridors in Open Office Plans
  • Preserving Historic Office Building Corridors
  • Preserving Historic Corridor Doors and Glazing in High-Rise Buildings


  • Substitute Materials: Replacing Deteriorated Serpentine Stone with Pre-Cast Concrete
  • Stabilization and Repair of a Historic Terra Cotta Cornice
  • Water Soak Cleaning of Limestone
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques for Masonry Construction

Mechanical Systems

  • Replicating Historic Elevator Enclosures


  • Conserving Outdoor Bronze Sculpture
  • Restoring metal Roof Cornices
  • In-kind Replacement of Historic Stamped-Metal Exterior Siding
  • Rehabilitating a Historic Iron Bridge
  • Rehabilitating a Historic Truss Bridge Using a Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Deck
  • Repair and Reproduction of Metal Canopies and Marquees with Glass Pendants

Museum Collections

  • Museum Collection Storage in a Historic Building Using a Prefabricated Structure
  • Reducing Visible and Ultraviolet Light Damage to Interior Wood Finishes


  • Restoring Vine Coverage to Historic Buildings

Temporary Protection

  • Temporary Protection of Historic Stairways
  • Specifying Temporary Protection of Historic Interiors During Construction and Repair
  • Protecting a Historic Structure during Adjacent Construction


  • Planning Approaches to Window Preservation
  • Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Steel Windows
  • Exterior Storm Windows: Casement Design Wooden Storm Sash
  • Replacement Wooden Frames and Sash
  • Interior Metal Storm Windows
  • Replacement Wooden Sash and Frames with Insulating Glass and Integral Muntins
  • Window Awnings
  • Thermal Retrofit of Historic Wooden Sash Using Interior Piggyback Storm Panels
  • Interior Storm Windows: Magnetic Seal
  • Temporary Window Vents in Unoccupied Historic Buildings
  • Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Wooden Sash Incorporating the Historic Glass
  • Aluminum Replacements for Steel Industrial Sash
  • Aluminum Replacement Windows with Sealed Insulating Glass and Trapezoidal Muntin Grids
  • Reinforcing Deteriorated Wooden Windows
  • Interior Storms for Steel Casement Windows
  • Repairing and Upgrading Multi-Light Wooden Mill Windows
  • Repair and Retrofitting Industrial Steel Windows
  • Aluminum Replacement Windows with True Dividend Lights, Interior Piggyback Storm Panels, and Exposed Historic Wooden Frames
  • Repairing Steel Casement Windows
  • Aluminum Replacement Windows for Steel Projecting Units with True Divided Lights and Matching Profiles
  • Replacement Wood Sash Utilizing True Divided Lights and an Interior Piggyback Energy Panel
  • Maintenance and Repair of Historic Aluminum Windows


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