There are both complications and joys when it comes into living in an older home. Some benefits include the gorgeous and unique characteristics that add a distinct curb appeal. But watch out for the constant upkeep and needed improvements! Over time, homeowners will notice the wear down of older windows which cause energy bills to be excruciatingly high. In order to remedy this situation, homeowners must make the necessary changes to create an energy efficient environment.
One of the greatest hurdles when it comes to historic homes is matching the look of old windows with replacement windows. Older windows are often structured in irregular shapes and sizes which can pose challenging when looking for new windows. Windows in older homes are typically made of wood and are timeless, almost vintage in appearance.
When you replace these windows you’ll have to find a window that is the correct shape, size and appears vintage. Fortunately, replacement windows today can be customized to match the architecture and aesthetic features.
Bennett Contracting offers a full line of windows for every application and can guide you through the hurdles of complying with historic district requirements. Bennett can attend commission meeting and knows the ins and outs of the strict rules. If a window cannot be replaced Bennett craftspeople can rebuild and restore historic window and they have done on many historic buildings in Albany, NY.
The most obvious advantage of replacing windows in a historic home is the immediate energy savings. Over the past 50 years, window technology has significantly evolved such as the materials used in construction and installation methods. Newer windows seal effectively and allow a cushion of air between indoor and outdoor temperatures.
Replacing windows in a historical home offer many tax benefits because they are usually Energy Star certified. This means they are eligible for deductions of a federal tax income return.
If you are in need of window replacement in New York, call Bennett Contracting at 518.462.6731!