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Exterior House Restoration and Maintenance

September 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This workshop will focus on the importance of maintaining the exterior and interior of your home to ensure future value and avoid costly bills and repairs.  We will discuss what exterior areas to keep an eye on to ensure home integrity outside, discuss how to identify and prioritize problems, which helps to choose the projects that should be dealt with first.  We will also discuss some general interior updates and repairs with an emphasis on cost saving options for major issues.

General topics for discussion will include:

·       installation of electronic devices- programmable thermostats, light fixtures, out door lights,

·       installation and maintenance of doors

·       inspection of air vents

·       painting exterior walls-siding

·       window maintenance

·       maintaining outdoor fences

·       gutter maintenance

·       basement issues

About the presenter: Karen L. Hanchett has been creating and facilitating educational workshops since completing a graduate degree in Education in 1993. The subject matters have included topics from her undergraduate studies in language and art, to her love of gardening, to her community engagement efforts in inclusion and diversity and more. While enjoying this leadership role as a creator and facilitator she has been maintaining a 100 year old house here in the Pittsburgh area for the last 13 years. Like any good educator she paid attention, learned, is teaching her three children and desires to share what she has learned with other women heads of household.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


September 21, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633