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If you own an older home, especially one with special historic significance or details, you face unique challenges if you need to replace the original windows and doors in your home. You’d like to retain as much of the historical accuracy and architectural integrity as you can, but is that possible? At times owners of older homes prefer to repair the original windows and doors, but if they are damaged or severely deteriorated, that may not be an option. However, the good news is that many manufacturers of high-quality replacement windows and doors offer a wide range of standard size and custom-made doors and windows which reflect the architectural styles of many historic periods.
A contractor who has experience in replacing windows and doors in historic and older homes can be critical in preserving the overall look and historic feel of your home. Window Outfitters, Inc., a leading Minnesota replacement window contractor, has the experience you need to preserve the design integrity of your home’s structure. Our relationships with premium replacement door and window manufacturers allows us to help you choose replacements which are in keeping with the original style of your home and are authentic to its historic period. But beauty and historical accuracy aren’t the only goals we have – energy conservation and thermal efficiency are also of prime consideration. Your windows and doors need to perform efficiently as well as look beautiful. There are many window, door and storm window products available which have been designed specifically for historic and older homes. You’ll find that more than likely it is possible to duplicate the original design, size, and profile of your existing windows with new energy-efficient and maintenance-free replacements.
Older and historic homes have unique qualities, and not every window contractor is familiar with those requirements. If you’re registered as an historic home or if your home is built in an historic district, it’s also helpful to have a contractor who’s experienced in dealing with the regulatory entities. Window Outfitters has the experience and expertise you need in these areas. Also, federal EPA guidelines require certification as a lead-safe contractor for work on a home built prior to 1978. Window Outfitters, Inc. is has this certification. And the master installers that head up each of our crews will give you confidence that your historic home is in capable hands.
Your home is an important investment that merits protection, and quality windows and doors are an integral part of that investment. The design consultants at Window Outfitters can work with you to ensure that the outcome of your project is the right solution for you, your home, and your lifestyle. We understand that it’s especially important to owners of historic homes to preserve the beauty and architectural integrity of the home’s original design. Modern fiberglass and vinyl windows offer low maintenance, and many of our manufacturers have historic replications available which very closely reflect the originals they were patterned after. Or if you prefer wood windows which are more in keeping with the original materials, there are a wide range of window lines available which can be painted or stained to match your existing decor. If you want to keep your existing windows that are original to the house and protect them with historically correct storm windows we can do that too. We’ll work closely with you to make sure that the end result is just what you had in mind. Customer care is important to us, and we were recently rated by Quality Remodeler Magazine as one of the top 55 contractors in America for customer satisfaction. Among other lines, we offer:
If you’ve decided to replace the windows, doors or storm windows on your older or historic home, call Window Outfitters, Inc. today. We also offer siding, seamless gutters, roofing, and stone work.