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Historic Wood Windows That Are Perfect for Your Home

If you live in a historic home in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area and are looking for new windows, you’ve come to the right place! Quality Window & Door can help you find windows that are energy efficient and complement the architecture and style of your historic home!

Historic Wood Window Basics

You can find wood windows on many historic homes in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas, and you may be surprised at how energy efficient some historic wood windows can be! Since wood has natural insulating characteristics, historic wood windows deliver fantastic thermal performance and energy efficiency.

Older homes often have drafty, single-pane windows that don’t operate well, which can be a pain. The historic wood windows we offer feature state-of-the-art weather stripping and operating hardware, so you can rest assured you have some of the best windows for historic homes, ones that are beautiful, sturdy and energy efficient.

We sell high quality, energy efficient historic wood windows from top manufactures, including Parrett and Weather Shield. You’ll have a wide variety of styles, sizes, configurations and colors to choose from, and if you’re not sure which look is the best for your home, we can help!

Historic Wood Window Maintenance

Historic wood windows, unlike vinyl windows, do require some maintenance. To ensure the highest protection – and to keep them looking great – make sure you use quality primer, caulk the joints and get annual inspections. This is guaranteed to keep your historic windows as beautiful and durable as possible!

Do You Need New Windows for Your Historic Home?

Should you replace your old historic home windows for more energy efficient ones? Sure signs that you need window replacement for your historic home include:

  • Peeling paint
  • Rotting wood
  • Warped hard-to-operate sashes
  • Sashes that are painted shut
  • Loose glass
  • Draftiness

So do your windows need to be replaced? No matter what kind of style or material you’re looking for, Quality Window & Door has you covered.

You can obviously opt for replacement wood windows, which are sure to be more energy efficient and better quality than the windows you had before. However, it can’t be denied that there are more energy efficient windows available, such as fiberglass and vinyl. We offer fiberglass and vinyl windows from many different manufacturers and can help you choose the best windows for your historic home.

Whether you want new historic wood windows or want to modernize your historic home with energy efficient fiberglass or vinyl windows, we offer everything you need. Call Quality Window & Door today for any historic window needs you have in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area!

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