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Custom Windows for Historic Homes (feat: Laurie March)

If you have a historic home or a property with unique architectural features, window replacement can be a challenging endeavor. You’ll need a window contractor that offers custom made windows that can be built to your exact specifications. In the following video, Renewal by Andersen® project manager Laurie March goes to Wilson, NC, to visit a home that houses unique art pieces.

A House Full of Art

A lifelong resident of historic Wilson, NC, Allen Thomas recently purchased an eight-acre property in his hometown. As an avid art collector, his home houses an incredible collection of art that he has built over the years. 

The only way to appreciate a carefully curated collection is to display it, but one of the main challenges of displaying art is the lighting. Whereas museums rely on spot lighting to allow proper viewing, Mr. Thomas decided to take advantage of the house’s openness and use natural lighting instead. The problem is that natural light is dangerous for artwork because UV rays and temperature changes can cause damage. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen’s installation windows provide the perfect solution.

How Renewal by Andersen Helped Create a Home Optimized for Art

To create an environment suitable for displaying art, variables such as UV rays and temperature have to be controlled. Fortunately, our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages are standard components of our replacement windows and have the features the house needed. The double pane glass minimizes heat transfer between interior and interior spaces. Combined with properly insulated walls and roofing, maintaining consistent indoor temperatures is not as difficult.

Our High Performance Low-E4 glass also features special coatings, which reflect UV rays and heat from the sun while allowing visible light to pass through. In fact, our SmartSun™ glass option can block up to 95% of UV rays. In addition to helping preserve art, it can also help keep fabric and furniture from fading. 

Renewal by Andersen of Spokane is your leading provider of specialty windows. Give us a call at (509) 202-4090 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Spokane and surrounding areas. Click here to watch more episodes of At Home With Laurie.


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