You may have heard about a certain house in Georgia where the windows were reportedly installed upside down. In this blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington shares a close look at this myth, and why working with legitimate replacement windows companies like us eliminates the chances of this happening to your own home.
The “Sears Catalogue Home”
Locals in historic Savannah, Georgia are perplexed by a peach-colored house that features bay windows protruding from the second story. When viewed from the curb, these windows appear to be installed upside-down. According to local myth, this “mishap” was the result of the homeowner (or window installer) buying a mail-order replacement window—purportedly through the Sears catalogue—and not reading the installation instructions.
There are certain verifiable facts that seem to support the myth. For instance, the “Sears Catalogue Home” is a real house located in Habersham Street. The homeowner has apparently been made aware of their home’s notoriety, and has since taken to hanging signs stating that, despite appearances, the windows are not upside down. The truth is, it only appears that way because the bay windows are made of three reversed single hung windows. The bottom halves are fixed like picture windows, while the top halves are operable, which allows hot air to vent out.
Proper Window Design
If you wish to have windows built to purpose, Renewal by Andersen has the expertise to help you design custom windows that will fit your requirements without causing the wrong kind of attention. We offer a wide variety of window styles, including double-hung windows. They provide upper-window ventilation, easy-to-clean features and classic elegance when viewed from the curb.
Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington is your leading provider of sliding windows and other popular window styles. Give us a call at (502) 716-7264 (Greater Louisville), (859) 629-4649 (Greater Lexington), and (270) 215-5825 (Evansville and Owensboro). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Lexington, KY, and surrounding areas.