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Using Wooden Windows to Maintain the Historical Features of Homes in Memphis Neighborhoods

posted on February 25, 2022 in Memphis

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Have you ever driven down the Midtown Memphis Street Belvedere, between Union and Central? It must be one of the most gorgeous streets in the United States. Not only because of its big beautiful historic homes but also due to the cascading trees that form somewhat of a tunnel over your car as you drive down the street. As you turn on to Belvedere, you are instantly taken back in time. All the homes have an illustrious and historic charm. Many of these homes date back to the early 1900s, and some even prior to the 19th century. In most of these homes, you will see wooden windows, which stay true to the neighborhood's historic feel. 

Once you reach Central, you are met with the same historic, beautiful homes on either side. Each one is grander than the next, and each is vastly different from the other. This neighborhood is called Central Gardens, and just a hop, skip and jump away, you have the Cooper-Young district. The Cooper-Young neighborhood was recently voted one of the top 10 neighborhoods in the country as featured on Great Places in America 2012. In the Cooper-Young district, you will also find the common wooden windows trend

These days in Memphis, you will find wood windows throughout most of the upscale neighborhoods. These upscale neighborhoods in Memphis, like Hedgemoor Estates and the High Point neighborhood homes, were built primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of these homes were initially built with wood windows, and the homeowners maintained the windows or, when a replacement was needed, replaced them with wood windows. Many gorgeous homes are being built further east in Collierville, Oakland, Lakeland and Arlington. Once again, you still see the builders opting for wood windows because of their classic aesthetic. 

Fiberglass and vinyl windows try to mimic the elegance of wood windows, but they don’t beat the real thing. You may have to work to maintain your wood windows, but with proper care, wood windows can last for 30 years or longer. Another reason so many customers and builders choose wood windows is due to the fact they are more energy-efficient than other windows since wood is a natural insulator. While wood windows may be more costly upfront, they can be a worthwhile investment. 

Looking to update your home with wood windows? Pella Windows and Doors of Germantown has the best selection of wood windows in the area with great customer service to match. Our window professionals will work diligently to help you choose the perfect windows for your home, and our installation team works quickly and efficiently — aiming to leave the job site cleaner than it was to start with.

There is good reason Pella is considered the best in Memphis for windows. Give us a call today to find out for yourself why customers are delighted with their windows from Pella Windows and Doors of Germantown. You can reach a Pella representative at (901) 316-0166 or stop by the showroom at 3092 Village Shops Drive Suite 16. 

*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.