There are many stunning historic homes around the Pacific Northwest. They each tell a story and have unique character to them. Many of these homes have original windows. If these doors or windows are more than 50 years old, they are probably single-paned and very drafty. That means they have a hard time keeping out cold and hot air. Here are some things to consider when replacing windows in your older home.
#1: You’ll save energy with new windows.
Modern windows often have double or triple-paned glass, which offers incredible energy efficiency. You will notice a huge difference between your old windows and new ones – not just in the lack of draftiness in the home, but also in your utility bill. Not to mention, new windows provide a greater sound barrier than older windows do, so your home will be even more quiet.
#2: You won’t have to sacrifice charm.
There are a variety of new window options out there that will help you maintain the unique character of your historic home. Our experienced team at Lifetime Windows and Doors can help you determine some of the best options that align with your home’s era and find replacement options within your budget.
#3: You can customize your selections.
Whether it’s new windows or new exterior doors, there are customizable options available. That opens up a new world of possibility for getting things replaced exactly to your liking. Another thing to consider is that your current old windows may be difficult to open or may not open at all. New windows have different options to make them more functional! Some options include horizontal sliders, single or double-hung windows, bay windows, or even decorative windows with decorative glass.
Whether it’s new vinyl windows, wood windows, or something else, there are plenty of options to upgrade your windows while keeping the historic character of your home. No matter how old your home is, our experts will help you explore your options. We’ve been working on homes around the Northwest for over two decades! We have the experience you can count on to get the job done right. Call us today to get your free quote set up.