Georgian architecture is common in New Jersey, and is a part of the Colonial Revival architecture movement that started in the 18th Century. This traditional home style has certain elements that, if executed properly, can add an authentic touch to your home. In today’s post, your window installation expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, takes a look at some of these elements.
The basic Georgian home is a simple box shape with a gabled roof. Instead of the typical curb-facing gables, Georgian homes feature gables at the side, which prominently display one side of the roof to the curb. Architects may add flourishes like hip or gambrel roofs, and roofed entrances with their own curb-facing gable, but the main structure is always the side-gabled roof.
Symmetrically arranged front windows are a common feature of Georgian architecture. While other window styles can be seen on the front facade, double-hung windows are the most common. In fact, even the dormers on the roof – another prominent feature of Georgian architecture – are typically fitted with double-hung windows.
In addition to providing a traditional look, double-hung windows are extremely versatile. By simply choosing the right combination of options such as colors and grille styles, double-hung windows can fit in seamlessly with any Georgian facade. Renewal by Andersen double-hung windows are available in a wide selection of interior and exterior colors, grille designs and custom sizes. And thanks to our exclusive Fibrex® material frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages, you don’t have to sacrifice performance for looks.
Heavily Ornamented Front Door
The front entry door is the visual focus of every home. In Georgian-style homes, entry doors are always front and center, and are often highlighted with a striking color and elegant ornamentation. The entry door of a Georgian-style home can also feature a small overhang or an oversized portico, complete with columns inspired by classical Greek designs.
To learn more about choosing the right replacement windows for your Georgian style home, call Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia today at (610) 813-6777. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Philadelphia and nearby NJ areas.