Our windows are one of the most important parts of our home as they increase natural ventilation, lighting, as well as enhancing its curb appeal. You might wonder how modern windows came to be. In this post, your roof replacement and window maintenance expert, Hunterdon Roofing Siding and Window Company, shares a short history lesson on your home’s windows.
During this period, the most popular window options were wooden sliding angle and double-hung windows. However, as the number of fire-related incidents grew, stricter laws were implemented to reduce this number. In fact, they went as far as imposing stricter building codes to discourage people from installing wooden windows.
During this period, there was a surge in advancements in steel production technology, thanks to the Industrial Revolution. As such, the demand for steel grew as they were to be used for window replacement projects. They gained popularity due to their strength and resistance to fires, which were the bane of wood windows. They would remain popular until the 20th century and further innovations in steel manufacturing allowed newer steel windows to support wide glass panes.
After World War II
During this period, aluminum and vinyl windows gained popularity since it’s resistant to corrosion. Also, vinyl windows were notable since they required little to no maintenance at an affordable price, which still holds true to this day. As such, the number of homeowners using steel and wooden windows decreased and made the transition to these new windows due to their long-term savings.
While each window has its pros and cons, you’ll need to weigh your options carefully before a window replacement project. Before giving the green light on the project, consult your local window replacement specialist so that they can guide you on what are the best options for your climate, budget, and personal needs.
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