Atlanta, Georgia, has a rich history dating back to 1837 when the city was founded. It's no surprise Atlanta is filled with its fair share of historic neighborhoods and quaint residences that have survived the test of time.

If you're fortunate enough to live in one of these charming historic homes, you're likely concerned about preserving your home's historical integrity—especially when renovating your home with updated features. Discover how to maintain your home's rich history while enjoying the benefits of beautiful, energy-efficient replacement windows from North Georgia Replacement Windows.

Should You Replace or Restore Your Historic Windows?

If your windows need some attention, you're likely wondering if it's possible to restore your current windows or if they need to be replaced. Consider the following factors to make your decision:

Window Restoration

Homeowners with historic properties may choose to undergo window restoration—the process of carefully repairing your current windows. It's a popular option for older homes because it allows you to keep the original windows on your house and preserve the historic appearance.

However, restoration is only practical if the issues with your windows are minor, which is rarely the case. Unfortunately, window restoration will not fix frustrating problems you may be currently experiencing, like difficulty opening your windows, draftiness, rotting, and more.

Window Replacement

Many homeowners dealing with the issues listed above opt to replace their older windows with a modern alternative to enjoy valuable benefits, such as energy-efficient performance, effortless operation, and maintenance-free upkeep.

Replacement windows should match your previous windows in size, appearance, and operation to maintain historical accuracy. However, you can choose contemporary features, such as fiberglass frames or double-pane glass, to improve the performance of your window systems.

Who Makes the Rules for Replacement Windows on Historic Homes?

If you decide replacement windows are the best choice for your historic home, you must be mindful of the rules and regulations you have to follow during your replacement.

Properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places are subject to standards administered by the National Parks Service to assist in the long-term preservation of a property's historical significance. However, even if your home isn't on the list, you may still be required to follow preservation standards administered by your state, county, or city.

Before you replace your windows, you'll need to appeal to a review panel for where your property is located to approve the project. North Georgia Replacement Windows can help you gather the documentation, photos, and other information you'll need to complete this process.

How to Choose the Perfect Replacement Windows for Your Historic Home

North Georgia Replacement Windows installs Infinity from Marvin® fiberglass windows because of their unparalleled performance and beauty. Follow these helpful tips to find the perfect Infinity from Marvin replacement windows for your historic home in Atlanta:

Authentic Appearance

If you're tempted to replace your current windows with wood windows to match your home's historic appearance—think again. While it's true that high-quality wood windows, like pine or mahogany, look great on older homes, wood is time-consuming to maintain and prone to costly problems, like moisture deterioration and rotting.

The Infinity from Marvin Ultrex® fiberglass window was designed by a wood window architect to mimic the look of a traditional wood window. Due to the strength of fiberglass, the narrow frames help preserve this desired look and maintain your viewable glass space. Likewise, Infinity offers an interior finish called EverWood® that is the perfect solution for homeowners who desire the authentic look of wood windows—without the frustrating upkeep. EverWood is an engineered interior finish on fiberglass frames that looks, feels, paints, and stains like natural wood but won't rot, warp, or deteriorate as time passes.

Historic Details

Remember, choosing windows that match the look of your previous windows is crucial to maintaining your home's historic appearance—so the details are essential.

Even if you use modern materials, such as fiberglass, you can still choose traditional window features such as window grilles. Infinity from Marvin offers versatile styles, colors, and hardware for your windows, so you can find the perfect replacement option to preserve your home's historic appeal.

Modern Technology

You may be relieved to learn you don't have to sacrifice the desirable features of modern windows, like double-pane glass and weather-resistant frames, to maintain the authentic appearance of your historic home.

Infinity from Marvin fiberglass replacement windows offer homeowners lower energy bills, improved home security, noise reduction, low-maintenance upkeep, enhanced curb appeal, and other valuable benefits. It's a win-win situation—your new windows will look like your old ones, but they'll perform so much better.

Replace Your Windows on Your Historic Atlanta Home with North Georgia Replacement Windows

When it's time for your window replacement, it's crucial to choose a company that understands the intricacies of historical and architectural requirements in Georgia to ensure your windows abide by the rules—but still look and perform great.

Whether you have a designated historic home or simply an older home that needs some extra attention, our team at North Georgia Replacement Windows would be happy to complete your window replacement. We're the exclusive dealer of Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows for the entire state of Georgia, so when you work with us for your replacement, you can be confident you'll receive top-quality installation and materials.

Learn more about replacing the windows on your historic home with Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows by North Georgia Replacement Windows, so you can enjoy the perfect blend of modern materials and traditional features for beautiful, energy-efficient windows.