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Should You Install Energy Efficient Windows In A Historic Home?

Homeowners with historic homes are often caught riding a fine line between innovation and integrity when it comes to replacing any component in or on the dwelling. Any decision related to the repair or replacement of each part of the house, regardless of size or detail, must be carefully considered so as to comply with certain historic society mandates that regulate such things.

Simply put, when you own a house of any historic value, your decisions are not always your own because these structures must be preserved according to the policies of the legislation that governs the restoration of old or historic properties.

The most common home renovation projects on these types of houses is typically the repair or replacement of the windows. That’s because some of these homes are nearly a hundred years old and windows were not built using the same practices and technological advancements of today. Unfortunately, …