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Own an Historic Home? Why We Usually Recommend You DON’T Replace Your Windows
Now, it might seem odd that a company specializing in replacement windows would actually recommend that you don't do that for certain types of homes.  When we work with owners of older and historic homes, at times our best solution is for them to keep the existing windows - with a little added protection and some tweaking. In the rush to modernize and improve energy efficiency in a home, we find the trend is to automatically ...
Why Would My Minnesota Home Need Storm Windows?
You'd think with how much we talk about the benefits of energy-efficient replacement windows for Minnesota homeowners in areas like the Twin Cities and the southern communities of Savage, Lakeville, and Farmington, that storm windows wouldn't be something we promote.   But for many homes around our area, modern storm windows can be a great solution to making their homes more comfortable while cutting heating and cooling bills.  So of course the question arises, "Why not just ...
The Challenges of Having Home Renovations in the Historic District From Minneapolis to Stillwater
Do you own an historic home in a Minnesota area like Stillwater, Fairbault, South Minneapolis, or Summit Avenue in St. Paul?  Does the thought of remodeling that home intimidate you?   That's understandable. Historic Home Remodeling Often Controlled by Regulations   If you live in an historic district or your house is on a register like the national one, when it comes to redoing the exterior of your historic home, there are many rules and regulations that you have ...
From Owner and President Bob Davis: Our Historic Home Window Replacement Service
We recently interviewed our president, Bob Davis, about windows for historic homes.  After all, it's our specialty, so we thought our readers might be interested in what we recommend for replacement windows for these and other older homes.   Interviewer:  Bob, you offer quite a number of different lines of windows for historic homes.  Can you tell us why? Bob:  Yes, we do have several different lines of windows.  Let’s start with our storm windows.  They play ...
We Install Beautiful, Historically Styled, and Energy-Efficient Windows in Older Homes
Windows are a part of every home.  You might not give them much thought, but with the right windows, your home can say a lot to those that are passing it on the streets. With the proper windows, you can get the older look, a more traditional, old-world look if you wanted from placing the windows in and giving it a different look. Many Minneapolis homeowners that have an older styled home or a period home ...
Historic and Older Homes Can Be Transformed with the Right Planning (But It Takes Time)
At Window Outfitters we specialize in helping owners and would-be purchasers of older and historic homes find just the right replacement doors and windows that not only will fit in with the overall architectural style of the home and provide modern energy savings but also will comply with any historic district regulations.  We love the charm of older homes, and we know that many home buyers do as well. If you're considering buying one of those ...

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