If you head southeast out of Nashville and visit Savannah, GA, you may also get the chance to hear the story about a house at 32 Habersham Street. The peach-colored residential property is said to have windows that were installed upside down. This is the Sears mishap house myth. But does the house truly have upside down windows?
Windows Purchased From the Sears Catalog?
The dwelling in question is noted for its unique decorative style, which gave rise to the idea that the windows look like they were installed upside down. According to local legend, it said to be a result of either the homeowner or the window contractor purchasing the windows from a Sears catalog. Not knowing what to do with the acquisition, someone decided to install these fixtures anyway without considering how they should be oriented in the openings.
Long before the internet became the new marketplace, people relied on product catalogs as their single source for all their mail-order shopping. These catalogs contained everything under the sun, including DIY construction kits, window treatments and sliding doors. Unfortunately, that part of the story is not true at all: the residential property is not, in fact, a Sears catalog home.
The truth is that the top part of the windows are operable to allow heat to escape, keeping the house interior cool. Even so, the myth continues to rage on to this day, becoming a weird point of interest in tours around the city. Meanwhile, the current owners of the house are well-aware of the structure’s reputation that they hung signs telling passersby this: “Windows NOT Upside Down.”
About Proper Window Installation
Despite establishing the fact that the Sears mishap house myth is what it is, there are still a handful of people who will still subscribe to the idea that the windows are upside down. When you work with Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, we assure you that our goal is not to make such apparent mistakes, regardless if we install replacement doors or windows.
Our Signature Service is designed to make your window replacement project the best home improvement project your family has ever done. We do this by understanding that a great window is only as good as the installer behind it.
In that regard, our professional installers have received training and certification from our facilities. They continue to undergo continuous training from relevant institutions, which is enough assurance on your part that they are unlikely to commit mistakes when they install replacement doors or windows.
For us, our installation process is not just a matter of putting a standard-size window or door into a hole in your home’s interior walls. It is also a matter of expertly fitting your custom-made window or door. We are proud to say that what sets us apart from the competitors is our ability to perform our work with the utmost care, respect and professionalism.
It is also worth noting that our casement windows and French doors have recognizable profiles that allow you, your guests, our installers and passersby to discern if said fixtures are the right side up or not. We are highly confident of our installers’ capabilities that we offer one of the strongest warranties in the industry today.
For your window and patio door replacement needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Nashville. Through the support of Nashville and the surrounding communities, we have quickly become a leading choice for home improvement.
To learn more about our door and window replacement process, call (615) 238-9463, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Nashville and Clarksville, TN.