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Respect Your Home’s History with the Right Windows

Though not always the first consideration for homeowners, windows can be an important aspect of a remodeling project. In order to maintain consistency and aesthetics, windows should always be in sync with your home’s architectural style. This is especially true for homeowners who live in older homes or homes inspired by a particular historic style. We often work with homeowners who don’t want to add “just a box” during a remodeling endeavor. Incorporating the appropriate home windows into your remodeling project is one of the best ways to ensure an addition doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb!

The right windows and doors can go a long way in respecting your home’s architectural history

The right windows and doors can go a long way in respecting your home’s architectural history

Renovation Windows for Different Styles of Homes

No matter what your home’s style is, you’ll be able to find the right renovation windows for your remodeling project.

Colonial Revival Home Windows

In Washington, DC you can find homes in a variety of historical styles, one of the most prominent being Colonial Revival. Homeowners looking to remodel their Colonials should take into account the style of their windows when considering a new design. In most cases, Colonial Revival windows are rectangular with double-hung sashes, each sash consisting of six, eight, nine, or twelve panes. It is not uncommon to also see a single pane of glass on the lower sash and multiple panes on the upper sash.

Queen Anne Home Windows

Victorian homes in the Queen Anne style are also common in DC. When remodeling a Queen Anne style home, the design should incorporate appropriate bay windows and oriels. Window surrounds are typically simple and lower window sashes have a single pane of glass. More unique features of Queen Anne home windows are round-top sashes, which can be incorporated into round bays and towers.

Incorporating arched windows & doors into a kitchen addition adds character and charm

Incorporating arched windows & doors into a kitchen addition adds character and charm

Choosing Renovation Windows for your MD, DC, or VA Home Remodel

No matter the historical style of your home, paying attention to the smaller details will make a big difference during any remodeling project. Keeping your windows in sync with the rest of your home will ensure that any addition feels seamless and maintains your home’s charm.

This is why we love working with Quality Window & Door, a window company in Maryland. With the wide range of window specifications, as well as their varied price points, we appreciate working with a team of professionals who advise us on the best home windows to specify for our clients. Quality Window & Door’s versatile selection allows us to satisfy budget and design requirements, while maintaining a home’s character and history. Well-chosen windows enhance the aesthetics, performance, and enjoyment of a home remodeling project, and Quality Window & Door helps make it happen.

“ We had such a good experience with your studio that we are pleased to recommend Wentworth. We also hope to be back for other projects on our home. ”

D.S., Chevy Chase, MD
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