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How to Choose Windows for a Historic Home

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Old windows look neat, but they don’t keep the elements out of the home.

Do you own a historic home? If so, then you probably do your best to retain that historic authenticity whenever doing any renovations on your home. Many old homes still have their original single-pane windows. While these windows do hold historic charm, you may want to replace them anyway in order to maximize your comfort and minimize your energy bills. But can you have replacement windows and historical authenticity, too? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how you can replace your windows and still maintain the elegant charm of your historic home.

Do Your Research

The first step to maintaining your home’s historic authenticity is to do some research on window styles of the time. The more information you can provide us with, the better we can work with you. Try to figure out when your home was built. What were the window styles back then? What colors were prevalent? The more research you can do, the more accurate your windows will be.

Historic Preservation

If your home is on the National Register of Historic Places, you may be limited to the amount and kind of renovations you are allowed to do. On the other hand, some historical homes are eligible for grants, special mortgage loans, tax credits, or a preservation easement. Find out what you can and can’t do with your windows before you make a purchase.

Get Help from the Professionals

When it’s finally time to choose your windows, you may be overwhelmed by all your choices. After all, you want to find the exact, perfect windows to fit your home. Talking to a specialist is a great way to narrow down your choices. A specialist has an expansive knowledge of the window styles and options, so they can help guide you through the decision process. After you’ve chosen the right windows, you can get them installed and start enjoying your authentic, historic home!

Capital Remodeling, Inc.

We have over 20 years of experience in the field, an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and thousands of satisfied homeowners to show for it. Be sure to see what people are saying about their home improvement projects!

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