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Replacement Windows In Minneapolis, MN Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Minneapolis area offer homeowners so many special and interesting perks that many new homes simply can’t offer 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 variety of style options that can feel out of place in a newer home. Of course when you need to look for replacement windows, there’s a chance you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t mesh with your home’s unique, historic charm. So what should you look at when you find yourself in this situation?

  1. Determine the size of the window opening.

  2. Write down the number of panes and their arrangement.

  3. Try to identify the type of material used – this is mostly wood for historic homes, so do a little research to find out more about the period and the materials most often used in the area.

  4. Try to uncover 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 accounting for all of these things, do as much research as you can on the year the house was constructed and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Minneapolis have their own style and features that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to eliminate those charms when you’re getting replacement windows.

There are a variety of replacement window options available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Minneapolis showroom. Stop in to view all of the options available to you so you can chat with a professional and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 612-249-7371 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even easier.