Neighbor-recommended, and often local, sources for high-quality and hard-to-find restoration/renovation supplies:
Architectural Elements, Lighting, & Hardware
Killian Hardware, Philadelphia, PA
An old-fashioned hardware store that stocks many items for old home repairs. Over 30,000 items in stock and only a small portion are shown online. Please don’t hesitate to call 215-247-0945 for more information.
Mac The Antique Plumber
New and antique plumbing fixtures, lighting, and hardware.
SRS (previously “Smith Restoration Sash”)
Window restoration supplies including high-quality hardware, solid bronze sash chain, and Sarco Glazing Putty.
Timberlane, Montgomeryville, PA
Custom exterior shutters and hand-forged hardware.
Building Materials & Tools
Dyke’s Lumber, Easton, PA
Moldings, millwork, lumber, hardware, etc.
Moyer Lumber, Bethlehem, PA
Lumber, building supplies, tools and hardware.
PA Supply, Allentown, PA
Building materials including Berger Bros. copper gutter products and snow guards.
Woodcraft, Allentown, PA
Supplies and tools for woodworking. Carries a full line of Festool products. Classes and free demonstrations are offered almost daily. A great local resource for DIY-ers! Questions? Ask for Ray, the owner.
Energy Efficiency, Weatherstrip, Insulation
475 High Performance Building Supply, Brooklyn, NY
Insulation, house wrap, ventilation products. A great resource!
Accurate Metal Weatherstrip, just North of Manhattan in Mount Vernon, NY
Accurate Metal Weatherstrip has been making high-quality weatherstrip since 1898. Offerings include zinc and solid bronze. Call for assistance in finding the right pieces for your project.
Conservation Technology, Baltimore, MD
Weatherseals and gaskets, green roofing, energy efficient building
High-efficiency heating and air-conditioning ductless mini-split systems that are easily incorporated into older homes.
High-velocity heating and cooling systems.
Highly efficient radiant heat systems.
Limeworks, Quakertown, PA
Ready to undertake a masonry repair project? Do your home a favor and learn about the potentially damaging effects of cement (even some local masons/contractors don’t know). Limeworks carries hydraulic lime which is used to make traditional lime mortar (typically, the safest option for older structures).
Wood, metal, and concrete restoration products, wood preservatives, mold making, sealants.
Protective Coating Company/PC Woody, Allentown, PA
Epoxies and coatings for all kinds of materials.