Window replacement in historic buildings presents challenges unique to those in new construction and even conventional remodeling. Earlier this year, 75 Andersen 100 Series custom-sized single hung windows
were installed in Bisbee, Arizona’s historic city hall.
Preserving a building’s authenticity is often paramount in historic renovations; in some cases even trumping energy efficiency. Juggling code requirements for these structures and maintaining the historic look while capitalizing on new energy efficient technologies, has been tricky in the past.
The versatility of these windows and patio doors allows for improved energy efficiency in historic preservation with custom sizes and installation options. With the ability to order custom-sized windows in 1/8" increments, the contractor was able to remove the existing wood window inserts leaving the original frames in tact. This flexibility helped improve the building’s energy efficiency while maintaining its aesthetics and preserving the historic trim. Take a closer look at Andersen® 100 Series windows and doors.