historic windows

Our country’s rich history spans almost 250 years and approximately 3,000 miles from coast to coast. In between those two and a half centuries and thousands of miles of land, our history lives on, in the expanses of fields where we worked, in the roads and railways we have weaved, and in the buildings that we have constructed, where so much of our history took place. 

Keeping our nation’s history alive and available is an incredibly important and delicate practice. It takes hard work and intimate knowledge of the craft to ensure preserving historical buildings is done right. The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Interior focus on keeping as many of the original materials and structures as possible when updating and preserving historical buildings. Their goal is to retain and use historic properties as they were designed, whenever possible. Preservation is a unique, important and fulfilling practice. Read on to learn more about how it’s done.

New Bones, Same Structure of Historic Windows

There is a delicate balance between updating buildings according to contemporary codes while keeping as much of the original building and structure intact as possible. This may include replacing material that is in disrepair. When replacing material, builders may consider using different materials that may enhance the safety and quality of the building, including sound-absorbing materials or materials that are rated for fire safety. If this is necessary, builders take extra precaution to ensure the original look and structure of the building remains whole. 

Reinforce Windows, Retain Detail

Windows are a significant area of focus for the preservation of historical buildings. Interior window reinforcements are a great option for improving the quality and appearance of historic windows. Climate Seal offers customizable storm window systems specifically designed for historical preservation. In fact, the discrete attachment system, dubbed the Preservation Series, is ideal for an effective yet subtle window reinforcement and was designed specifically for the historical community. Many historical preservation organizations, including the National Park Service, stand by this window system, as it is exclusively interior mounted and therefore does not impact the historic exterior aesthetic of a building. 

The Preservation Series also protects against heat, cold and UV rays from the sun. This extra layer of protection is ideal for preserving not only the look and feel of the building itself, but also for any historically significant artifacts on the inside. Think about it: we need sunscreen if we are planning on being exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. Our skin can get rashes or sunburn if we don’t take the proper precaution. After years of sitting in the sun, a leather book, an old photograph, a painting or even wood can bear sun stains and will eventually begin to deteriorate. If artifacts on display are meant to last a lifetime, why not take the necessary steps to preserve history? Climate Seal’s 98% filtration against UV is the sunscreen you want for all your preservation needs. 

Preserve Historic Windows with Climate Seal

Window reinforcement is a customizable approach for historic preservation. These improvements are ideal for adding a layer of protection to the buildings while remaining subtle and keeping a consistent aesthetic throughout. 

Our history is important to our way of life. Preserving historical buildings and artifacts help us learn from the past and make strides toward the future. For more than 30 years, Climate Seal has been established as one of the most effective and versatile storm window systems on the market. Our customizable solutions for reinforcing windows in different shapes, sizes and colors can help take your preservation efforts to the next level. If you’re looking to reinforce your building, visit our website to get started or give us a call at (877) 773-7379.

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