Plantation style homes were popular across the American south in the late 1700s and 1800s. Due to high heat and humidity, Plantation homes were designed large windows and large exterior staircases to help ventilate the home. Plantation windows were often nearly or completely floor to ceiling and were such large openings that they were sometimes used as additional exterior doors. Heirloom windows can match the scale of your original massive plantation windows and can provide design with modern glass and efficiency to keep the humidity and moisture out of the house.
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.
The Plantation home exterior featured large greek-inspired columns that propped up balconies, a square exterior with symmetrically aligned windows and wrap around porches to provide shade and to protect interior living spaces from the elements. Raised basements were also used to protect the first floor living areas from flooding and tall ceilings were incorporated into the design to fight hummidity.