Colonial Revival architecture is somewhat varied, but there’s one element that most homes in this style have in common: double-hung windows. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia takes a look at how this traditional window style helped define the Colonial Revival look.
Elements of Colonial Revival Architecture
Colonial Revival architecture is part of the eponymous movement that started in the 1870s, and is centered around 18th-Century Georgian and Neoclassical styles. Thanks to well-preserved Colonial Revival houses, today’s homeowners are able to authentically replicate the traditional designs, while utilizing modern materials and technology.
Colonial Revival homes are easily recognizable thanks to their symmetrical design. The side-gabled roof orientation that is prevalent in Georgian architecture makes the roof prominent from the curb. Other variations such as the gambrel roofs favored in Dutch architecture, as well as the hip roofs in Federal style homes, are also common. The front facade typically features a distinct entry door positioned at the center, with white trim.
Double-Hung Windows and Colonial Revival
The facade of Colonial Revival homes prominently features windows, from the ground level to dormers. These vertically oriented windows are almost always double-hung windows. A single window style may sound restrictive when planning your window installation project, but that’s the magic of double-hung windows. All it takes is the right combination of frame color, grilles and hardware, and you’ll have the most authentic windows for your Colonial Revival home.
Renewal by Andersen double-hung windows are individually crafted to your specifications, which gives you flexibility in choosing the components that your Colonial Revival home calls for. Our exclusive Fibrex® material frames are available in nine different exterior colors, including classic white and contemporary all-black, as well as stainable pine, oak and maple interior options. All our replacement windows have been tested for energy efficiency and are protected by the best limited warranties, which include workmanship coverage.
Looking for a replacement window company for your Colonial Revival 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 homeowners from New Jersey to Philadelphia, and surrounding areas.