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Replacement Windows In Grand Rapids, MI Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Grand Rapids area offer homeowners so many unique and interesting bonuses that many new homes simply can’t deliver on nowadays. Not only do they tell a story about the area and period in which they were built, they also allow you to tap in to a number of style choices that can seem out of place in a newer home. Of course when it’s time for replacement windows, there’s a possibility you could encounter 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 encounter this situation?

  1. Decipher the size of the window opening.

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

  3. Try to reveal the type of material used – this is usually wood for historic homes, so do a little research to read more about the period and the materials most commonly used in the area.

  4. Work to identify 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 mention them when meeting 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 period of the house and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Grand Rapids have their own style and features that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to get rid of those charms when simply getting replacement windows.

There are a number of replacement window choices available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Grand Rapids showroom. Stop in to see all of the options available to you so you can talk with a pro and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 616-201-0206 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even simpler.