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Replacement Windows In St. Paul, MN Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

Replacement Windows In St. Paul, MN Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

Historic homes in the St. Paul area offer homeowners so many special and interesting perks that many new homes simply can’t provide nowadays. Not only do they tell a story about the area and period in which they were crafted, they also allow you to tap in to a variety of style choices that can feel out of place in a newer home. Of course when it’s time for replacement windows, there’s a possibility you could uncover this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t fit the bill of your home’s unique, historic charm. So what should you look at when you run in to this situation?

  1. Decipher the size of the window opening.

  2. Note 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. Attempt to determine the stain or paint color for matching purposes.

  5. Write down any distinct facts that appear to be unique to that specific window so that you can mention them when talking with the replacement windows team at Pella Windows and Doors. 

In addition to thinking about 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 St. Paul have their own style and characteristics that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to get rid of those charms when you’re only getting replacement windows.

There are a number of replacement window choices available at Pella Windows and Doors’s St. Paul showroom. Stop in to check out all of the options available to you so you can speak with an expert and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 651-213-9049 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even easier.

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