Adaptive Reuse - Chenman Lofts

Historic Window Preservation and Tax Credits
Adaptive Reuse window preservation is often essential  for qualifying for historic tax credits.

The Monument Companies is busy converting old industrial and educational buildings into apartments.

The Chenman buildings are part of a  metal scrap recycling facility in Norfolk, which has been converted into 25 beautiful loft apartments.

These old buildings have restored single-pane glass windows which give the building historic character. However these old windows are not energy-efficient.  Preserving the existing windows were key to earning the lucrative historic tax credits.

Adaptive reuse window preservation projects have the challenge of making the single-pane glass windows perform as well as double-pane windows, while not changing the appearance of the windows.  This is why internal storm windows are often specified.

The Monument Companies received Architectural Review Board approval for the use of Indow internal window inserts. This approval came after reviewing onsite an installed mock window. The inserts cannot be seen from the outside, and virtually disappear from the inside.

The installers glued and caulked thin vinyl channels on the inside of the masonry walls to create a tight seal and a smooth uniform surface for the Indow inserts to press against.

Indow internal window inserts save energy, block noise and drafts and make the occupants comfortable.  This makes an essential part of adaptive reuse window preservation projects.

Down the street from Chenman Lofts, is the Peanut Factory Flats.  75 plus Indow window inserts will be installed in Spring 2020. 

Commercial building with Indow

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Adaptive Reuse Window Preservation
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