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Older Midtown Memphis Homes Switching to Vinyl or Updating Wood Windows by Pella

posted on April 26, 2022 in Memphis

Historic two-story, tan building featuring intricate architecture

There is a stretch of road in Midtown, Memphis that everyone should drive down at least once. If you are heading east on Union Avenue, take a right on Belvedere and be prepared to be awestruck. The big beautiful historic homes surrounded by cascading trees and crepe myrtles that line the middle of the road will have you wishing you were sitting on one of the nearby home’s lavish patios breathing in the fresh air.  

The road eventually ends at Central Avenue, and when you turn left or right, you find yourself in the heart of Central Gardens. A centuries-old neighborhood with eclectic houses, all spectacular and different from one another. If you make a left turn onto Central, you will run into Cooper Avenue. Take a right on Cooper Avenue, and you will find yourself in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Like Central Gardens, most of the homes in Cooper-Young were built in the early 1900s.  

If you choose to go right on Central, you will be heading to the Annesdale district of midtown where you will even see Prince Mongo’s castle right in the middle of all the beautiful homes. Make a few twists and turns, and you will find yourself near the zoo or the Sear’s crosstown building, and again you will be privy to some of the most glorious houses built in Memphis long ago. 

It is hard to imagine just how much goes into the upkeep of these homes. Here and there, you will see some homes that lack care, but most midtowners take care of their homes and their lush gardens. 

Vinyl Versus Wood Replacement Windows for Older Midtown Memphis Homes

Choosing the best replacement windows for older homes can be difficult because there are pros and cons for vinyl and wood windows. Other homeowners in the area decide to keep wood windows in their older homes when it is time to replace them. Here are a few reasons to opt for wood windows

  • Wood windows can be painted, allowing more design control. 
  • More people see wood as a beautiful and timeless option that coincides with the beauty of their historic home. 
  • According to HomeAdvisor, wood windows are known as one of the best window materials for insulation and energy efficiency, since they completely inhibit the transmission of heat and cold. 
  • Wood windows do not need to be replaced as often as other alternatives, which balances out the investment in the long run. 

For older homes like these, the homeowners are bound to need either new windows at some point or replacement windows. Many of these homes have wooden windows. However, if wood windows are not maintained you may experience drafts and other problems. As a result, many midtowners are either replacing their wood windows with newer wood windows or making the switch to vinyl windows. 

Vinyl windows may be a good choice if you're looking for a low-maintenance, budget-friendly window option.

Best Place Near Me for Window Replacement 

At Pella Windows and Doors of Memphis, we have been rated #1 by Memphis homeowners as the window brand that can improve the value of your home. We offer a full line of windows, patio doors and entry doors for new constructions, remodels, renovations and replacement projects. In addition, we have a high-quality, energy-efficient product for nearly any style or budget.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation at (901) 250-5066 or visit our showroom at 3092 Village Shops Drive Suite 16 Germantown, Tennessee. 

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