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Replacement Windows In Peoria, IL Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

Replacement Windows In Peoria, IL Historic Homes: What You Need to Consider

Historic homes in the Peoria area offer homeowners so many unique and interesting benefits that many new homes simply can’t offer nowadays. Not only do they provide a backstory about the area and period in which they were crafted, they also allow you to use a host of style choices that can seem out of place in a newer home. Of course when it’s time for replacement windows, there’s a possibility you could encounter this dilemma. Many new replacement windows don’t mesh with your home’s unique, historic charm. So what should you look at when you find yourself in this situation?

  1. Figure out the size of the window opening.

  2. Jot down the number of panes and how they are arranged.

  3. Try to identify the type of material used – this is mostly wood for historic homes, so do a bit of research to learn more about the period and the materials most commonly used in the area.

  4. Try to uncover 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 account for them when talking with the replacement windows team at Pella Windows and Doors. 

In addition to accounting for all of these things, do as much research as you can on the period of the house and the houses in the area. Historical homes like those in Peoria have their own style and features that make them identifiable as being from the area. The last thing you want to happen is to lose those charms when you’re getting replacement windows.

There are a host of replacement window possibilities available at Pella Windows and Doors’s Peoria showroom. Stop in to check out all of the options available to you so you can chat with an expert and decide what’s best for your home. Can’t stop by? Call 309-306-3893 or use our online scheduler and get an in-home consultation set up to make it even simpler.

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