Residential Historic Preservation

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“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.