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It is rightly said, adversity brings opportunity… so how many of us are ready to take the challenge?

It is rightly said, adversity brings opportunity… so how many of us are ready to take the challenge? 1
Did you know you can you do the repairs around the house that you would normally not do…? It’s true!

In these harsh economic times, each one of us is looking for ways to cut costs and save expenses. The Landmark Society feels your pain! With our Your Old House Workshops, we present you with a great opportunity to save money.

This fall’s workshops will arm you with effective, innovative and easily implemented tools to save you money by doing home repairs yourself instead of having to pay a contractor. The topics for this series rightfully address your concerns and are carefully chosen with the current dynamics of economic turmoil in mind. You will learn to do big repairs like fixing your siding, but at the same time will also learn how little things like installing programmable thermostats, washing clothes in cold water and drying them on a clothesline can help you lower your energy bills and have consistent savings over a long period of time.

Having emphasized the significance of low economic times, The Landmark Society helps you all the more by offering a free session worth $25 if you become a member. This is a great deal! Membership gets you lower prices for all our events year long, and your dollars go towards our mission work to actively engage in preservation and planning practices that foster healthy, livable and sustainable communities. This is a no –brainer! If you haven’t registered yet, do it now! To register, please use our secure server or call (585) 546-7029 x10.

To top it all, if you are an architect, you get 2 AIA CES credits for each session.

Schedule and program of classes:

November 2, 2009, Monday: Siding for Your Historic House – Assessment, Treatment and Maintenance
In this session you will learn about siding materials and installation procedures. You will also be able to investigate reasons for materials’ deterioration and understand repair and replacement methods. This will help you assess the amount of work required to do these repairs. You can choose to do it yourself or if not, at least make sure that a contractor does not fool you.
Instructor: Peter Trieb, Preservation consultant and owner of Preservation Matters
Location: Morse Lumber, 40 Jarley Road, Henrietta
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 25, $30 at door (or free with new membership in The Landmark Society!)

November 9, 2009: Monday: Identifying and Addressing Residential Lead Paint Hazards
This session will help you identify potential residential lead paint hazards and give you specific answers to what’s involved in getting tested and cleared for lead paint hazards. Most importantly it will give you a sense of the expected costs for remediation and help you understand lead safe work practices.
Instructors: Elizabeth McDade, Program Coordinator, Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and Sue Kreiser, President, Jade Enterprises of Rochester, Inc.
Location: Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, 1150 University Avenue, Rochester
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 25, $30 at door (or free with new membership in The Landmark Society!)

November 18, 2009, Wednesday: Green Systems and Practices for the Health of Your House
This session will help you understand benefits of “green” design and practices and how these principles can be incorporated into existing homes and home renovations. You will also learn about the key reasons, why your house is not energy efficient and solutions to improve it through mechanical systems and other ways.
Instructor: Jay Tovey, Tovey Building Co.
Location: Rochester Home Builders Association, 20 Wildbriar Road, Henrietta
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 25, $30 at door (or free with new membership in The Landmark Society!)

To register, please use our secure server or call (585) 546-7029 x10.

Posted by Nimisha Thakur, Preservation Associate

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