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Charming Minneapolis Older Home? Don’t Lose the Charm When You Replace Your Windows

The charming details of your older or historic home that you loved about it when you bought it may be the cause of frustration, maintenance chores, and high utility bills.  This is especially true of windows.  Wooden windows deteriorate over time, shrinking in their openings, warping, and cracking.  Plus wood needs continual recaulking and restaining or painting.  If you’re thinking about replacing those drafty heat-leakers with modern energy efficient windows but you don’t want to (or can’t) sacrifice the historic accuracy of their design, Window Oufitters has some great solutions for you. 

Window Outfitters is THE leading replacement window company in the Twin Cities area, and we specialize in windows and doors for older and  historic homes.  You can keep those charming old-world traditional details like grilles, real wood interiors and spoon-type hardware while realizing the comforts and energy-saving benefits of modern window technology.  Due to options such as gas filling, double- and triple-glazing, and coatings, your new replacement windows can cut your heating and cooling bills and eliminate drafts because the windows are designed to fit snugly within the openings without repeated recaulking.  And when constructed of material such as vinyl or fiberglass, the frames won’t warp or shrink like the old wooden ones.  The exterior finishes are permanent, so no more paint scraping and refinishing. 

If you want to combine old-world charm and appearance with modern convenience in a replacement window, we recommend Pella’s Architect Series.  These windows are manufactured with incredible attention to detail.  These windows come with an aluminum-clad exterior, which provides a permanent finish with low maintenance.   The interior frames are solid wood, allowing you to match your existing woodwork.  These windows are engineered to withstand the severe weather Minnesotans experience.  And with many custom options available such as window tinting, hardware finishes, and grilles, you can choose just the right look for your home. 

Don’t give up the look you loved in the first place because your windows have deteriorated.  Contact Window Outfitters today to make an appointment at our showroom to see Pella’s Architecture Series windows, as well as others.  If you live in an historic district where resttrictions and regulations limit your options, we’ll work within those requirements to help you achieve beauty, historical accuracy, and modern comfort with your new replacement windows. 


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.