Do you live in one of the Cleveland or Cleveland suburbs historic districts? Integrity Windows of Lakewood, OH loves working with homeowner in Cleveland and Cleveland Suburbs (Hudson, Chagrin Falls, Rocky River, N. Olmsted…) who live in historic homes, or a home designated by the City Planning Commission as a historic landmark. In Cleveland alone there are over 20 historic districts including Little Italy, Shaker Square, Prospect Avenue, Tremont, Gordon Square and more. We understand this designation means the replacement windows, and any other alterations to the property, must be reviewed by the Landmarks Commission for approval. If you live in a historical home be sure to check for restrictions before spending thousands on windows that may not be approved by your local city planning commissions.
We also understand that you want to keep the historic design of your home, but you need some of the modern conveniences offered in newer homes. For example, it’d be nice to boost the energy efficiency of your windows so you can save some money on your energy bills. Luckily, you can have some of these conveniences and maintain your home’s style.
Renovating Wood Windows in Historic Home
Renovating windows in a historic home is worth the investment. This kind of project involves keeping or restoring historic elements and making accommodations for modern life. While you’ve likely worked out an estimated cost, recognize that unexpected costs could arise, and they might contribute to a more stunning home and less need for additional work soon after the renovation is completed.
We help you to restore as much original woodwork as possible. We know it might not be possible, but woodwork is a common characteristic of historic homes, not to mention how fresh it looks with just a little sanding and buffing. Whether it’s window frames or decorative wooden elements around the windows, much of the original wood inside your home may only need a little care – not a full replacement.
Pella Wood Replacement Windows
At Integrity Windows and Doors we use products that complement the home’s original style. Sometimes you will need to do a full replacement when renovating windows in historic homes. Pella wood replacement windows can complement the style of your original wood windows, but the wood products you buy today have additional protection against the elements. Plus, many of our windows with triple-pane glass are ENERGY STAR® certified.