‘Homeowners Workshop’ series starts Tuesday night in Logan

This month, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) and the Logan Community Development Corp. will host “Homeowner Workshops” that cover topics about energy efficient homes, window maintenance, roof repair, masonry and pointing.

Since 2006, the PAGP’s Neighborhood Preservation Program has held these free public workshops as part of their educational and outreach work.

Through education and training, the program provides assistance for those who are interested in neighborhood preservation.

All are invited

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Melissa Jest, neighborhood preservation program coordinator at PAGP, said anyone interested in home maintenance and repairs is welcome to attend.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about home repairs,” said Jest. “We have didactic presenters who will talk about basic assurances and common-sense solutions.”

The workshops will feature a demonstration from the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust’s director of preservation, Ray Tschoepe, and a roofing session by Ray Nocella of Nocella Roofing, a third generation roofer whose business has been in Philadelphia since 1920.

Representatives from the Energy Coordinating Agency, a group that promotes sustainable energy in the Philadelphia region, will also host a session.

The schedule

The “Homeowner Workshops” include visual presentations and hands-on demonstrations followed by a question-and-answer session. It will be held at WES Health Center, located at 1315 Windrim Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the month. The upcoming sessions are:

Energy Efficiency in Older Houses: this Tuesday

Wood Window Maintenance and Repair: Tuesday, April 10

Flat Roofs: Repair, Maintenance and Replacement: Tuesday, April 17

Masonry and Pointing: Tuesday, April 24

To reserve a space, or for more information, contact Melissa Jest at (215) 546-1146 x6 or via email at melissa@preservationalliance.com.

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