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 your building running.
Replacing Those Historic Windows
It is important that you speak with a replacement window professional that knows what they are doing with historic buildings.
Not just anyone can take the old windows out of these structures and put new ones in. This has to be done in the right way in order to preserve the building and the history that is within it. And the right windows have to be selected as well in order to maintain historical and architectural accuracy.
Window Outfitters has plenty of experience with providing window and exterior door replacement for historic homes in the Minnesota area. Not only that, but we can recommend the best windows to replace the older ones.
Generally, those older windows are made from wood. But we have a number of window manufacturers we work with who craft windows specifically designed as historical replacements. For example, there are aluminum clad windows that look the same but provide more protection than wood would bring to the building. Made by Weather Shield, these windows provide the protection and comfort needed inside the building so that you don’t have to worry about the history of it being ruined with newer, more upscale windows. We endeavor to work with owners of historic properties to select windows that match the originals as closely as possible but still deliver modern energy efficiency and reduced maintenance.
If you’re considering the change, then now is the time to do so. You just need to put one foot in front of the other and make the right decision for the historic building you own. If you’re unsure, give us a call and we can come out and provide you with our expert opinion on what you should do for the windows.
We are a licensed Minnesota replacement window company, and historic structures are our specialty.