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More Window Solutions for Those Minnesota Historic Buildings
Historic buildings are great for a lot of reasons, and if you read the first part of this article, then you know just what we're talking about. Having the right windows inside them is really going to make a difference in the way that you view the building and how long it can last. Upgrading, replacing and keeping the maintenance in the best shape it can be is the best way to go about keeping ...
Window Solutions for Those Historic Buildings – Part 1
With so many historic homes and other buildings around Minnesota, it is important to know what can be done with them to really boost their appeal, function, and energy efficiency.  When you own an historic structure, often there are challenges that come along with remodeling or improving it. If you're in an historic district, there are rules and regulations that must be adhered to.  Only certain types of changes and materials are permitted.  But even ...
Are Replacement Windows for Old Minnesota Homes a Good Idea?
Replacing older windows is something that is usually recommended, but what happens when the home is a historic one here in Minnesota? There are quite a few historic districts around the St. Paul and Minneapolis area and other communities we serve such as Stillwater, Farmington, and Fairbault.  And even if a home isn't in a designated preservation locale, if it's an older one, maintaining as much of the original characteristics as possible is important for most ...
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 ...

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