Doing Historic Window Replacements Right Part 2

In our last post, we talked about what it takes to replace historic windows — whether on residential or commercial buildings. From considering the appropriate course of action to knowing the city standards and guidelines, Gravina’s is equipped to conquer the job no matter how complex. Once you decide to replace these timeless relics to enhance the state of the structure, you’ll need to dive into the available manufacturers and each of the unique benefits they bring to the table — ensuring you are left with stunning state-of-the-art windows that continue to tell the story of your home. Read on to discover the top brands we offer at Gravina’s.


Pella Corporation has a proud 95-year history as a window and door manufacturer, featuring quality craftsmanship and attention to detail in all of their products since 1925. The Pella® Architect Series harnesses the power and beauty of the earth through wood. Replacing outdated, inefficient historic windows with this tried-and-true material delivers low-maintenance, energy-efficient windows with a stylish one-of-a-kind finish to match the unique character of your home sweet home.


At Kolbe Windows, each product is built to order by craftspeople who focus on one window at a time — resulting in expertly designed finishes down to the last detail. Founded in tradition and excellence that outlasts come-and-go trends, Kolbe merges expertise with innovation for a picture-perfect window every time. Their Heritage Series is ideal for historic residences with multiple styles and designs to choose from to complete the vision you have for your dream home.


JELD-WEN’s secret to longer-lasting wood windows is an exclusive manufacturing process that protects against wood rot, water saturation, and termites — some of the main causes of the deterioration of historic wood windows. When looking to replace your home’s aged artifacts, JELD-WEN is a stellar option for creating a seamless switch with newer, more efficient windows that closely replicate the original design. If originality and maintaining that historic look are priorities, JELD-WEN’s AuraLast treatment is the way to go.

Whether you’re embarking on a full fixer-upper renovation or are hesitant to say goodbye to your home’s historic features, Gravina’s is with you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation to discuss your priorities and decide which of our many historic-approved top manufacturers are the best fit for your needs!

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