Double-hung windows are the predominate window type for both the front and back façade of the Cape Cod home. A popular variation of the double-hung window has the top and lower sash of different heights. A full Cape has two windows on each side of the door, and often has a dormer on each side of the chimney to open up the attic.
We offer a variety of glass types in any shape you need including; highly efficient and space saving Spacia Vacuum Insulated Glass, regular insulated glass, monolithic glass, and wavy glass.
There have only been a handful of predominant sash molding profiles from 1865 on. The most common profile and our standard is the “Roman Ogee”, while other profiles are available.
Our use of insulated glass, our own Window Logic weather stripping system, and high quality constant force balancing systems provide the efficiency of modern windows with historical accuracy.
We maintain historical aesthetics by setting glass 7/8″ deep into the sash from the interior to create a shadow line that helps provide character. Most modern manufacturers ignore this crucial detail.
Cape Cod home traditionally feature a central chimney, a steep roof, a captain's stairway, and often times shingle siding. The large, central chimney is located directly behind the front door, with the rooms clustered around it in a rectangular shape. Cape Cods have steep roofs to quickly shed rain and snow, and a shallow roof overhang. "The second floor, often kept for boarders or 'seafaring' men, was accessed by a narrow stair, or 'captain's stairway,' which has incredibly steep risers and shallow treads to minimize the use of the first floor area". Weathered gray shingles are one of the most recognizable elements of a classic Cape Cod, but newer homes can built of brick, stucco and stone.