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Historic Home in Minneapolis or St. Paul? No Need to Sacrifice Timeless Beauty for Modern Efficiency

Owners of older and historic homes often face a quandry when it comes to replacing windows and doors.  You love the old-world styling and the beautiful details of the existing windows, doors, and their hardware, but you hate those drafty rooms, peeling paint and fading stain, and that crumbling caulk.  And your wallet could use a little relief when it comes to paying those heating and cooling bills.   Besides that, if you live in an historic district, chances are there are restrictions as to what you can do to your home. 

If this sounds like you, we have great news.  At Window Outfitters, Inc., the Minneapolis/St. Paul area’s premier window replacement company, we have lots of beautiful window and door options available for owners of older and historic homes who want to (or need to) replace their worn-out windows and exterior doors with products which will maintain the accurate historic design of their homes.  And  yes, you can do that and still have the benefits of modern window technology, along with low maintainence, increased indoor comfort, and lower heating and cooling bills.   We specialize in Minnesota historic Windows and Doors, and we’re used to working with historic districts to obtain the necessary permits and make sure that your renovation project meets all the requirements for your area. 

Today’s top-quality window manufacturers like Pella and Andersen offer many standard and custom window and door options which reflect the historic beauty you loved when you first bought your older home.  Hardware and grille options are available to replicate the design of the original windows.  And there are also options to help you reduce the amount of UV rays entering the interior of your home without reducing the visible light.   UV rays can fade wood finishes and cause deterioration, but modern coating technology can substantially reduce their effect. That’s great news if you’re seeking to preserve the beauty of your natural wood floors, woodwork, and cabinetry.

 If you’re a Twin Cities owner of an older or historic home whose windows and doors need a little help, contact the historic home pros at Window Outfitters today.  Consultations are always free – and we’ll be happy to show you just how comfortable and beautiful your home can be. 


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.