What Are the Best Windows for Older Period Style Homes?

Written on: March 17th, 2015 BY IN Windows

Are your windows not performing the way they used to? It’s probably time for replacement! Do you want new windows to better complement the traditional or period style architecture of your home? There are so many windows to choose from.

So what are the best types of windows for your period style (Colonial, Victorian, etc.) home?


Windows for Old, Traditional Houses

If your home has specific architecture, such as Tudor, Second Empire, cottage or something else, you want your windows to match and complement it. Windows for these older, period styles tend to be ornate—rather than minimalist and sleek.

What style should you use? We recommend:

  • Bay
  • Bow
  • Casement
  • Awning

These styles can be found on many older homes. But whichever style you choose, it should be more on the elaborate side. This means:

  • Muntins and decorative mullions (for example, Tudor houses usually have diamond shaped mullions)
  • Hardware (hand cranks on casement or awning windows, locks, etc.) that seamlessly matches the architecture of the home
  • Specialty glass (tinted, stained, etc.)

Window Installers Serving the Indianapolis Area

Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers top-quality vinyl windows that are ENERGY STAR® qualified in different styles, including bay, bow, casement and awning. No matter what style your home is, our extensive selection is sure to have what you’re interested in. We have windows that can complement all styles of homes, including:

  • Colonial
  • Cottage
  • Greek Revival
  • Italianate
  • Second Empire
  • Tudor
  • And more

Contact us today to learn more about our window replacement services or if you’re ready to install new windows for your older home!