Windows offer many benefits. The right products can enhance your home’s curb appeal, increase energy efficiency and protect your property and family from the harmful rays of the sun.
As a leading replacement window company in Connecticut, Renewal by Andersen provides top-of-the-line replacement windows made from a high-quality composite material called Fibrex® that ensures durability, longevity, energy efficiency and style. We also ensure proper window installation in Connecticut, Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Stamford and surrounding areas. This composite material has innate heat gain and higher durability, making our windows a great, long-term choice for your home. We pair this high-quality composite material with our high-performance glazing, which improves your new windows’ energy efficiency and allows it to regulate your home’s comfort levels for years to come.
With this knowledge and experience in window innovations, we couldn’t help but think, “We live and breathe windows, why not have fun with it?” That’s why in this article, we’re taking a break from sharing our expertise on our products and window installation in CT.
We’ve decided to impart with you some of the fun things we know about windows. Some of these are fun little trivia about windows in famous locations, as well as historical anecdotes about some of the more famous historical personalities and their windows. Without further ado, here are some amusing trivia about anything related to windows:
There are 147 windows in White House and a whopping 760 windows in Buckingham Palace. That means Queen Elizabeth “out-windows” the American president by 613. Considering the queen lives in an actual palace, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
When George Washington inherited his renowned estate in Fairfax County, Virginia, Mount Vernon in 1762, he executed a design drawing for his estate’s expansion plan. Although he intended the façade to be proportional, if you look closely, the windows and the doors aren’t symmetrical. This doesn’t take away from this historic homes’ charm and appeal; in fact, we think this slight asymmetry is quite appealing!
The mysterious Winchester House in San Jose California was once a personal residence of a widow named Sarah Winchester. Thirteen is Mrs. Winchester’s favorite number and it’s hidden all over the house. This includes several rooms with thirteen windows in it.
The world famous Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York City is 1,454 feet high with 102 floors, and constructed with 6,500 windows.
If there’s a lightning storm, avoid anything that conducts electricity, including electrical appliances, wires, cables and other metal objects. In addition, you should avoid going near windows as lightning can actually come in cracks in the sides of windows.
These are just some of the five window facts about one of the most versatile pieces of hardware in your home. The next time you’re looking at your own windows, you’ll see it more than just another element of your home, but a historical feature that’s been with humans since recorded history.
For all your window needs in Connecticut and the surrounding areas, call the experts; call Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut. We’re the name to trust for expertly installed windows. We’re also the only window contractor in your local community that customizes your new windows. We take into consideration your home’s measurements and specifications and tailor your windows to a sixteenth of an inch, which means your replacement windows fit your home like a glove. You can count on us to offer a selection of windows that are appropriate to any home style.
Let our expert crew assist with your window needs. We offer a range of window styles and designs, ranging from the classic casement and double-hung windows to gliding and picture windows. We install and service replacement windows in and around Connecticut.