Residential Historic Preservation
“As a historic preservationist, I would absolutely never consider replacing the original windows of the home. I really feel that they are a very integral part of what gives a house its personality and character.” – Pat Greenwald
Residential properties within a historic district must obtain the approval of the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) or a similar entity, prior to proceeding with window retrofit or modification. Storm windows, in general, and the QUANTAPANEL Architectural Low-e Storm Window specifically, have been reviewed and approved by a number of such entities throughout the U.S. for use on properties within their designated district.
The addition of storm windows does not alter the original window in any way, a fundamental requirement of most HARB’s. Historic property owners now have options. The QUANTAPANEL Insulating Glass System can be installed on the exterior in a color and style that is consistent with the original window. Optionally, the QUANTAPANEL System can be installed on the interior, providing a completely unobstructed view of the window from the outside, and nearly indistinguishable from the inside. In either case, the functional performance benefits desirable for comfortable living can be achieved.