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Replacement Windows In Birmingham, AL Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Birmingham area offer homeowners so many special and interesting benefits 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 utilize a number of style selections that can feel out of place in a newer home. Of course when you need to look for replacement windows, there’s a probability you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t match up with your home’s unique, historic charm. So what should you look at when you find yourself in this situation?

  1. Figure out the size of the window opening.

  2. Write down the number of panes and how they are arranged.

  3. Try to reveal the type of material used – this is most typically wood for historic homes, so do some research to read more about the period and the materials most often 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 meeting with the replacement windows team at Pella Windows and Doors. 

In addition to taking all of these things in to consideration, do as much research as you can on the period in which the house was built and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Birmingham have their own style and features that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to lose those charms when you’re only getting replacement windows.

There are a host of replacement window options available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Birmingham showroom. Stop in to see all of the options available to you so you can chat with an expert and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 205-236-7269 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even more stress-free.