KEEP THE HEAT INSIDE!

WindowDressers is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to helping Maine residents reduce heating costs, fossil fuel consumption, and CO-2 emissions by lowering the amount of heat loss through windows.

We have developed a Community Build model inspired by an old-fashioned barn raising, where neighbors help neighbors build inserts for a week in their local community. We call this the Community Build program.

Inserts offer an inexpensive alternative to window replacement.  Our customers save, on average, ten to twenty percent on their fuel consumption, generally returning their investment within the first heating season.

Part of our mission is to donate twenty-five percent of our inserts to low income families for a contribution of $10 for up to ten  inserts.

With 30% of building heat loss occurring through windows, WindowDressers volunteers manufacture insulating inserts which reduce the need for heat during cold seasons. Stopping this avenue of heat loss reduces fuel oil use and CO2 production simultaneously.

There are 557,000 homes in Maine, and over 90 percent of them need weatherization. We’re here to help.

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VOLUNTEER! (FALL 2015)
FIND YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BUILD (FALL 2015)

You can contact your Community Build Local Coordinator at (207) 230-9902 or at: info.windowdressers@gmail.com

BANGOR

(November 9 – 20)
Bangor Unitarian Universalist Church
120 Park St.
Bangor, ME
Contact: Mark McCollough

BELFAST

(November 5- 19)
Belfast Boat House
34 Commercial Street
Belfast, ME
Contact: Corliss Davis

BLUE HILL

(October 26 – 30)
Brooksville Community Center
(Reversing Falls Sanctuary and St. Francis Church, Sponsors)
1 Black Bear Road (off Cornfield Hill Rd.)
South Brooksville, ME
Contact: Tony Ferrara; Ray Yardy

BRUNSWICK

(Sept. 29 – Oct. 3)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
27 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME
Contact: Anne and Tim Banks

DOVER-FOXCROFT

(December 7 – 11)
Storefront (formerly Mr. Paperback)
16 East Main Street (next to Center Theatre)
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Contact: Lesely Fernow

ISLEBORO

Contact: Toby Martin
Email: mtm.tpsmail@yahoo.com

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

(October 12 – 16)
Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME
Contact: Tony St. Denis
mdiwindowdresser@gmail.com

PEAKS ISLAND

(November 4 – 8)
Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church
Church Avenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
Contact: Sam Saltonstall

PORTLAND

(September 21 – 25)
Woodsford Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street
Portland, ME 04103
Contacts: John Burdick, Sue Butler, Steve Shaw

ROCKLAND

Rock 1: (September 3 – 18)
Rock 2: (October 28 – November 13)
Rock 3: (November 10 -20)
24 Lincoln Street Center (south basement)
Lincoln Street
Rockland, ME 04841

SEARSPORT

(October 19 – 30)
Union Hall
Searsport Town Office
1 Union Street
Searsport, ME
Contact: Dianne and Ray Smith

WATERVILLE

Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Waterville, ME
Contact: John Reuthe, Peter Garett

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We look forward to seeing you! Thank you.