With such a rich history, it's no surprise that Maryland is home to historic properties dating from the Georgian and Colonial Revival periods to Queen Anne, Greek Revival, and Cape Cod styles. For each of these unique architectural eras, maintaining proper historic windows is key-not only in terms of charming curb appeal but code compliance and property value, too!
The bottom line?
All replacement windows require knowledgeable installers, but historic home windows call for specialized tools and training that many local contractors simply don't have. When you're making a change to your period home's windows, you deserve the proven expertise of ACM Window and Door Design.
Designing and Installing Historic Home Windows for 35+ Years
Building trust since 1984, ACM Window and Door Design has built up a team of the most skilled window professionals. As a locally based company, we're just as committed to maintaining Maryland's beautiful history as the families who live in those classic homes!
Step by step, we'll treat your family, your property, and your home replacement windows to the most outstanding service in the industry:
- Window Design: Historic home windows always come down to correct detailing. From the frame style, casing, and sill to the glass grid layout, we'll pay attention to the smallest details to create authentic-looking windows for your historic home.
- Product Customization: MARVIN offer the benefits of luxury design alongside the most modern window technology. We'll help you choose contemporary features for energy efficiency and home security.
- Window Installation: Our trained window professionals stay up-to-date on all state and local codes for historic properties so that you won't have to worry about the paperwork. We'll complete a safe, expert installation and leave your home spotless!
- Warranty Protection: As a certified dealer of MARVIN, we support our exceptional installations with a industry leading warranty on both products and labor.
The Process of Updating Windows on a Historic Home
On most homes, you just choose windows with the look and features you want—but there is more involved when the windows are for a historic home.
Knowing Applicable Architectural CovenantsWhen purchasing a historic home, you may be bound by protective covenants designed to preserve the historic architectural integrity of the home. Examples include the requirement to use wood windows, particular grilles and trim, or a precise size of daylight opening space. The requirements will vary based on several factors, so you’ll want to talk to the HOA or other governing organization to determine exactly which features are required on your new windows.
Schedule a QuoteCall ACM to provide general project details, and we’ll schedule a time for a historic window replacement specialist to visit your home. During the consultation, we’ll provide a timeline and accurate cost estimate.
Obtain ApprovalIn many cases, you’ll need to get approval before work begins. ACM makes this process easy by doing all the research and writing up the application, so all you’ll need to do is turn it in. Your application will include all information about reframing the windows and other details the governing body will need in order to approve your application.We will not schedule your installation or order any materials until after you receive the approval. This makes it easier in the case that adjustments need to be made.
Installation DayPrior to work beginning, we’ll pull any required permits. On installation day, we’ll arrive with your new windows and everything we need to provide a flawless installation.When the job is done, we’ll do a thorough inspection with you to be sure you’re satisfied with the final result.
Schedule Your Free Consultation for Historic Windows Today
You've worked hard to build upon the charm and personality of your historic home in Maryland, so don't put that at risk by hiring unqualified window contractors! ACM Window and Door Design has the resources, experience, and training to keep the elements out and the style in-no matter the age or architectural style of your home.
Find out more about our by giving us a call today. If you'd like to view our historic windows in person, stop by one of our two brick-and-mortar showrooms or submit our online form to request your free consultation today!