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Replacement Windows In Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

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Historic homes in the Wilmington 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 built, they also allow you to tap in to a host of style choices that can feel out of place in a newer home. Of course when the time comes for replacement windows, there’s a chance you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t match up 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. Note 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 bit of research to learn 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 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 taking all of these things in to consideration, do as much research as you can on the period in which the house was built and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Wilmington 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 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 Wilmington 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 910-218-9596 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even simpler.