Installing replacement windows in any home is a serious decision with a lot of factors to consider, but replacing the windows in a historic house is a totally different animal and, in turn, comes complete with a different set of criteria to think about. When dealing with a historic home, one of the most important things you have to consider, among others, is the house’s historic integrity, and how important it is to you (or a local historic commission) that it’s maintained. In today’s post from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island we’ll address how to tell if your windows need to be replaced and what that means for your historic home.
Do Your Historic Windows Need Replacing?
If there are rooms in your house that suffer from frequent drafts or lack the temperature stability needed to maintain a comfortable environment, these may be signs that your historic windows aren’t functioning like they should be. Replacing these older windows for more energy efficient models will increase your comfort level, as well as decrease your utility bills.
Another sign that your windows are on borrowed time is their appearance. Windows that may have once been charming often end up looking rather worse for wear simply because of the unavoidable ravages of time. If your windows aren’t looking or functioning as well as they should, replacement windows may offer the solution you need.
Replacement Windows and Your Historic Home
If the above paragraphs sound like your window situation, you probably want to know what you can do about these issues, while still retaining your home’s historic integrity. Well, you’ll be happy to know that you can have your cake and eat it too. While your replacement window options will be more limited in order to keep the look of your older windows, Renewal by Andersen’s wide selection of styles, colors, and materials make it easier for you to recreate the look of your cherished historic windows without the many headaches that come with them.
Benefits of Replacing Your Windows
While you may find parting with your historic windows to be difficult, bear in mind the benefits that you’ll receive from your new replacement windows while still maintaining your home’s original look should outweigh any of your emotional attachment or misgivings. With new windows come increased curb appeal, decreased heating and cooling bills, and ultimately, a happier, more comfortable home.
Contact Renewal by Andersen for More Information
Have any questions about how Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can help you get the windows you deserve, while maintaining the look of your historic house? As a subsidiary of Andersen Windows, we have been providing people with quality windows in all shapes and styles for generations. Our experienced design consultants will ensure that your replacement windows are the perfect fit for your life and home. Call us today at 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page for a free design consultation.