You may have heard the old adage “measure twice, cut once.” This couldn’t ring truer for window replacements, more so for historic windows. They define the character of the building, offering vivid clues to its history. That’s why you’ll need to take special care to get the correct type and fit, while ensuring its proper, professional installation.
Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, the top dealer in double hung windows in Bellevue, lists four key factors to consider before embarking on this project:
Since you want the new windows to preserve the historic character of the building, they must match the old ones as accurately as possible. This deals more with appearance rather than function. For instance, when replacing historic gliding windows in Bellevue, the new units need not open or close in the same manner as long as they still look alike.
Windows that face the street are likely to get more views than those on an obscured rear elevation. As such, you will want them to blend beautifully with the building historic features. The configurations of the replacement units must match the historic windows in all details. On the other hand, replacement windows that are not in direct line of sight need only match the size and configuration of the historic windows without necessarily mimicking their materials and finer details.
Materials and Finishes
The material’s shapes and sizes will have to match the configurations of the outgoing windows. Wood has always been the preferred framing option, but it is not without its limitations. We have perfected the art of window replacement in Bellevue and nearby areas. That’s why we are proud to offer Fibrex® frames, which combine the best features of wood and vinyl.
Our windows also come in Low-E glazed glass, which will not compromise other important aspects of the match. As a result, you can enjoy new windows on your historic building while relishing the prospects of paying lower energy bills as well. In addition, we stand behind these unique features with unbeatable warranties for your peace of mind.