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Replacement Windows In North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the North Carolina area offer homeowners so many special and interesting perks 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 options that can seem out of place in a newer home. Of course when the time comes for replacement windows, there’s a possibility 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 encounter this situation?

  1. Determine the size of the window opening.

  2. Jot 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 some research to learn more about the period and the materials most often 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 chatting with the replacement windows team at Pella. 

In addition to taking all of these things in to consideration, do as much research as you can on the period of the house and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in North Carolina have their own style and characteristics that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to eliminate those charms when simply getting replacement windows.

There are a host of replacement window choices available at Pella’s North Carolina showroom. Stop in to view all of the options available to you so you can talk with an expert and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 866-539-4196 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even easier.