Making home improvements in historic homes can be challenging for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is that historic homes have beautiful craftsmanship that must be preserved in order to maintain the value and integrity of the home. Older homes can also be more fragile, requiring help from a well-trained contractor during the improvement phase. As a homeowner, there are many things you should consider when making home improvements like new window installation. It’s important to find windows that match your home, and a contractor who is up to the task. Here’s what to look for.

#1. Windows that Block UV Rays

Sunlight can be damaging. UV rays that enter the home through your windows can fade your carpeting, the wood floor around the carpeting, your furnishings and more. The right high-performance modern windows can protect your home’s interior from the damaging effects of the sun.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows, for example, are made from low-E4 glass which blocks much of the sun’s UV rays and prevents it from entering the home. This helps protect your home’s flooring, walls, furnishings and anything valuable you may keep in your historic home.

#2. Period-Appropriate Window Design

Finding windows that match the look and style of your historic home is important. After all, the look of your historic home greatly impacts its value. When shopping for windows, consider a variety of styles to match the architectural style of your home. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows are available in a variety of styles. Choose the grille patterns and colors that match the time period and distinctive style of your historic property.

#3. Window Durability

Your old home has been on this earth for how many years? You want it to be around for that many more. It’s important to choose windows that have a long service life. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows are backed by one of the best warranties in the business. Renewal by Andersen backs its products for 20 years after the day they’re installed, and because they’re installed by our own professionals, you can rest assured that the installation will be completed properly.

#4. Window Materials Quality

You probably spend a lot of time thinking about the quality of the materials you use on your home improvement projects. After all, the quality of the materials will affect the quality of your home. When choosing windows for your home, vet them properly to ensure they’re the best quality that you can buy. A lot of companies spend time discussing the window glass. The right insulated glass is very important, but it’s not the only component of your window. After all the glass is held in by the window frame and that’s what enables you to open and close it.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island window frames are made from Fibrex, an engineered material that looks like natural wood, but functions even better. It’s also worth noting that the quality of our service does not stop with our products. Our installers are able to meet the highest standards of installation, to ensure that the window installation as top quality as the materials.

Installing Windows in Your Historic Home? Buy the Best

If you’re installing replacement windows in your home, contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island using the toll-free number 1-877-313-9052. Call today to make an appointment to discuss your upcoming window installation.



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