Residential Window Replacement for a Historic Building
Residential home in the historic district of the Bronzeville neighborhood of south side, Chicago with many old, drafty, and leaky windows that were rotting away and need of replacement. This home was a unique project, as it resident in the Black Metropolis- Bronzeville District neighborhood of Chicago. This district was commissioned as a Chicago landmark in 1984 to preserve and honor the strength of character and resolve of the African-American urban pioneers who created them. As such, the Forde team took special care to replace the windows.
Process & Challenges:
The Forde team evaluated the condition of the existing windows, paying specific attention to the molding. Since this home resided in an historic district, the Forde team assisted the homeowner in selecting an energy efficient window, that: a) met the needs for the city of Chicago, b) as meet the historic guidelines for window molding, and c) chose a window with a historic profile to blend with the existing façade of the home. With all of those criteria in mind, the Forde team and homeowner selected Marvin’s Clad Ultimate Double Hung windows with Thorton clad casing.
Another challenge the Forde team encountered was in installing a square window in an out of square opening. As you might imagine, the aluminum clad exterior profiles cannot be cut like wood. Therefore, special attention was paid to the measuring and sizing of the windows.
- The exterior of the building has been restored keeping the historic look in-tact
- Lower utility bills;
- Reduced outside noise;
- Clean from the interior;
- Maintenance free windows that protects the wood casing and meets historic criteria;
- And a happy customer!
“I am very happy with the windows and the service”.
Contact Forde Windows and Remodeling, Inc. to Learn More
Forde Windows and Remodeling, Inc. is one of Chicago’s premier window replacement companies. We look forward to working with you to replace your old, drafty windows. Call (847) 562-1188 email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online request form for a FREE consultation.