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Tudor homes are loosely based on a variety of early English building traditions ranging from simple folk houses to late medieval palaces. Asymmetry is preferred in the Tudor style, allowing standard windows and bay windows to be oriented as desired for optimal views.
See how style and performance come together as one with our Tudor Pattern Book. Download a PDF or Order a Printed Copy.
Follow the color combination matrix below to mix and match the rich, earth-tone colors in the Tudor style and create your exterior window options. Andersen A-Series exterior trim is available in 11 colors, so you can match or complement your window and door colors to create a variety of looks. With E-Series/Eagle products, match or contrast the trim of the windows and doors with any of 50 exterior colors, custom colors and anodized finishes.
Historically, load-bearing timbers in the Tudor style home also doubled as trim elements for its windows. In what was known as half-timber construction, load-bearing timbers were visible from the street and had infill panels consisting of wattle and daub, bricks or plaster. Single windows or window groups typically fit into the areas between the timbers.
Whether the windows were set between timbers or into a masonry wall, the windows often appeared to have a chunky appearance - a look that can be simulated in today's Tudor style homes by using brick mould exterior trim.
Tudor window hardware is simple and functional. Integral hardware elements include sash lifts and locks. A distressed bronze finish is most authentic for the style.
Hardware for a Tudor style door commonly features a thumb latch, long strap iron hinges and a door knocker. A distressed bronze finish is most popular. Andersen Yuma® hardware is an ideal complement for Tudor style homes. Made of solid, forged brass for a substantial Tudor style look and feel, it features a simple, clean design and is available in a deep, distressed bronze finish that is historically accurate. As an alternative, a distressed nickel finish is also available.