Craftsman-style homes were first introduced at the beginning of the 20th century and today, they are still incredibly popular homes. The Craftsman-design was influenced by British Arts & Crafts movement ideals and designers that were inspired by American Shaker furniture, Mission Revival Style, and the Anglo-Japanese style. This movement was a reaction against the eclectic Victorian looks that were common at that time. These homes are known for their unique and artistic detail as well as their sense of charm, that is simply unmatched.
What is a Craftsman-style home?
There are several defining characteristics of a Craftsman home which include: front porch, low-pitched gabled roof, exposed beams or knee braces under roof eaves, wooden siding with stone, brick, or concrete details, and/or stocky columns.
Which windows work best for Craftsman homes?
If you own a Craftsman-style home and need new windows, you’ll want to replace the windows that will keep with the overall character and charm of the home. Traditional rectangular and square windows are perfect for this style of home and if there is an area for it, eyebrow windows can also be a great addition.
The Milgard Essence wood window is a great option for a Craftsman home because they are solid wood and provide the elegance and character that Craftsman-style homes represent. The durable fiberglass exterior means it will last a long time and offer superb protection from the various Northwest weather elements year after year, especially since Oregon gets so much rain. In addition to the durable fiberglass exterior, these are the only wood windows that come with an industry-leading warranty with glass breakage coverage. For example, if your child is playing outside and a ball goes through the window and breaks it, Milgard will replace the glass, no questions asked!
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