‘Well, the plan was to renovate…but Frank’s always been a touch heavy handed!!’

Have you just bought an older home? Wondering how to maintain it, renovate, or how to make it more weathertight? Here are some resources.

Why Old Places Matter
Overview of the importance of historic preservation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Why Preserve?
Short summary of why preservation matters in Vermont by Meg Campbell, Preservation Trust of Vermont.

How to Research your House History
Tips for using deeds, maps, the census, and other materials to learn the story of your home.
 

Maintenance and Preservation Advice

Funding and Contractor Resources

Note: Most grants for historic preservation work and not applicable to homeowners (with the exception of barn grants) and are generally available for non-profit and community-owned buildings.

This is not a definitive list by any means or an endorsement of any of the listed contractors, but the two statewide preservation non-profits in the Upper Valley both maintain contractor lists.