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Replacement Windows In Des Moines, IA Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Des Moines area offer homeowners so many special and interesting perks that many new homes simply can’t deliver on nowadays. Not only do they provide a backstory about the area and period in which they were crafted, they also allow you to use a variety of style selections that can look out of place in a newer home. Of course when you need to look for replacement windows, there’s a probability you could run in to a 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. Figure out the size of the window opening.

  2. Note the number of panes and how they are arranged.

  3. Try to uncover the type of material used – this is usually wood for historic homes, so do some research to find out more about the period and the materials most commonly used in the area.

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

  5. Write down any details that appear to be unique to that specific window so that you can mention them when chatting 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 period of the house and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Des Moines have their own style and unique designs that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to lose those charms when you’re only getting replacement windows.

There are a variety of replacement window options available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Des Moines showroom. Stop in to see 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 515-219-7723 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even easier.