New Windows in an Older Alma House—Making Sure It’s a Good Match

For many of us in the Midwest, there is something comfortable, attractive, and special about older homes. And while the home you see pictured here is actually from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio it would look equally at home in Alma or the surrounding area. Of course, an older home may need renovation and upgrading to make them as comfortable as possible—and that often includes new windows and doors. So if you’re installing new windows in an older Alma house, how can you make sure it’s a good fit?

When you’re working with a 1925 Craftsman style home like the one you see here, you want to make sure that your doors and windows deliver superb performance in terms of energy efficiency and ease of use. But you also want to be sure that you don’t compromise the look of the home that makes it so appealing in the first place.

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That’s why the owners of this home selected Marvin Windows for the renovation of their beloved Craftsman home.

You can see from the insert image that the windows look great from the exterior and preserve the original character and style of the home (while providing superior functionality and energy-efficiency that you’d never find in a house of this age).

But the owners took a bold step at the back of the home with high interior windows and folding doors that maximized the natural light around the house while enabling the occupants to enjoy an unobstructed view of the treed area behind the home. And yet, these very modern windows work beautifully with the red barn wood and natural wood interior of the room.

What you see really is a good example of getting a good match between the new technology and energy efficiency of new windows and the existing style of a classic American style home.

Your older Alma home may not be a Craftsman. And perhaps the solution these homeowners chose isn’t exactly what you’d select for your home. That’s not a problem!

The good news is that you can find just the right replacement windows and doors for your home.

One of the best ways to ensure that happens is to take a look inside our Bay City showroom—or come by 3605 S. Huron Road Bay City, MI 48706, where you can see a wide range of windows and doors. Not only will you have a better idea of exactly how they’ll look, but you’ll also be able to feel for yourself how they function. And you can also take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our professional staff so that you end up with windows and doors that are perfect for your Alma home.

Images from an article in This Old House featuring Marvin Windows and Doors