Durable Materials that Replicate Original Details
Replicating historic details in the overall appearance of the window casing is important for historic projects, but so is the material and performance of the window. After all, if a building is undergoing rehabilitation, the goal is to restore it and keep it pristine for as long as possible.
The historic casing for the Ultimate Double Hung G2 window is made of extruded aluminum, which is about the thickness of a quarter. Aluminum that’s extruded allows for more detail and is far more durable than roll-form aluminum. In fact, it can be used in different climates and regions throughout the country.
“Our performance levels don't change from our base units, so you can use this on commercially rated windows performance,” Boyd said. “This is a great solution for coastal environments with historic roots, like Savannah, GA. You can use this historic casing and replicate the look you’re going for.”
Built to withstand weather and the test of time, the casing is factory-installed in double-hung, single-hung, or round-top windows and is ready for on-site installation for a range of historic projects.
“What’s really interesting about this solution is that we've been able to make aluminum look like wood,” Pelowski said. “It really resembles what an existing wood window that's 100 years old would look like. We can recreate that appearance in aluminum-clad, with a wood interior."
Unlimited Customization for Any Project
Historic projects run the gamut in terms of styles and the details therein. That’s why exterior clad options cannot be one-size-fits-all. The historic casing comes in 19 colors, plus custom colors, and is available in four common shapes with the option to create custom shapes, as well.
The image below shows four common shapes used in historic window casings: two-inch flat casing, Ridgeland casing, two-inch BMC casing, and Thornton casing.