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Replacement Windows In Washington DC, DC Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Washington DC area offer homeowners so many special and interesting perks that many new homes simply can’t provide nowadays. Not only do they provide a backstory about the area and period in which they were crafted, they also allow you to use a number of style selections that can feel out of place in a newer home. Of course when it’s time for replacement windows, there’s a chance you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t mesh with your home’s unique, historic charm. So what should you look at when you run in to this situation?

  1. Determine the size of the window opening.

  2. Note the number of panes and their configuration.

  3. Try to reveal the type of material used – this is usually wood for historic homes, so do a little research to read more about the period and the materials typically used in the area.

  4. Work to identify the stain or paint color for matching purposes.

  5. Write down any distinctive identifiers that appear to be unique to that specific window so that you can reference them when chatting with the replacement windows team at Pella Windows and Doors. 

In addition to accounting for all of these things, do as much research as you can on the year the house was constructed and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Washington DC have their own style and characteristics that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to get rid of those charms when you’re getting replacement windows.

There are a host of replacement window choices available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Washington DC showroom. Stop in to see all of the options available to you so you can speak with an expert and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 301-957-7000 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even simpler.