homes in the Washington DC area offer homeowners so many special
and interesting perks that many new homes simply can’t provide nowadays. Not only do they provide a backstory about the area and period in which they were crafted,
they also allow you to use a number
of style selections that can feel out of
place in a newer home. Of course when it’s time for replacement
windows, there’s a chance
you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement
windows don’t mesh with your home’s unique,
historic charm. So what should you look at when you run in to this situation?
- Determine the size of the window opening.
- Note the number of panes and their configuration.
- Try to reveal
the type of material used – this is usually wood
for historic homes, so do a little research to read more about the period and the materials typically used in the area.
- Work to identify the stain or paint color for
- Write down
any distinctive identifiers that appear to be
unique to that specific window so that you can reference
them when chatting with the replacement windows team at
Pella Windows and Doors.
to accounting for all of these things, do as much research as you can
on the year the house
was constructed and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in
Washington DC have their own style and characteristics that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing
you want to happen is to get rid of those charms when you’re getting replacement windows.
There are a host
of replacement window choices available at
Pella Windows and Doors’s Washington DC showroom. Stop in to see all of the options available to you so you can speak
with an expert and decide what’s best for your home.
Can’t stop by? Call (202) 810-6799 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to
make it even simpler.