These days, acquiring durable replacement windows, like those from Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky, is fairly easy to do. This wasn’t always the case, though; in fact, throughout most of history, glass windows were a thing of luxury, not attainable for most people.
Here’s a look back at how our modern windows came to be.
Although there is evidence of glassmaking as early as 5,000 BC, it wasn’t until the 1st century AD when glass production became much more efficient and cheaper. This isn’t to say, however, that glass was affordable for common people. Even by the 13th to 14th Century, glass remained such an expensive material that it could only be seen prominently on huge churches or in the homes of the rich.
17th to 19th Century
There wasn’t such a wide variety of casement, awning, bow and bay windows back then as there is today. In the 17th to 19th centuries, however, there was an increase in demand for glass shapes and styles. Glass started to become more affordable too.
20th Century to Present
As techniques for mass-producing glass windows became more advanced, access to high-quality materials became easy. You can now obtain multi-pane windows that are properly glazed and coated to prevent extreme heat from penetrating your home. Newer windows are also designed to better resist frame warping or rotting, helping keep moisture damage at bay in the process.
Give your home the great windows it deserves from the top window company, Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky. We offer various types of windows to suit your specific needs and fit any architectural type. Contact us at (502) 716-7264 (Greater Louisville). Inquire about getting a free consultation with us if you have a home in Louisville, KY.