By Nick Gilbert
Associates at Stanek Windows offered to replace 23 windows at Stearns Homestead Farm in Parma, Ohio. Stanek Windows manufactures doors and windows and is located at Cleveland, Ohio.
Stanek Windows' associates install new windows at historic Stearns Homestead Farm in Parma, Ohio
Spending plenty of time at the farm, Mary Lou who did volunteer work at the farm noticed that some windows in the barn needed to be replaced. At first she requested Stanek Windows only for a few windows. However, many windows needed replacement.
Rick Jones, President of Stanek Windows, decided to replace all old and damaged windows in the farm when he got the call regarding the windows. The new windows now provide immense relief to the farm animals by reflecting heat, thus keeping the interiors of the barn cool, which was beneficial to workers and visitors to the barn as well.
The Country Store, a part of the Stearns Homestead Farm, which accommodates antiques and historical items, had special medium oak wood windows that were custom-made to echo the “barn” theme. The new double pane low e-glass windows offer good ventilation when compared to the earlier single-pane windows. The caretakers of the barn built many years ago faced lots of difficulty in re-fixing the old windows that proved to be a bad fit when the season changed. The new windows alleviate most of the problems faced with old windows.
Stearns Homestead Farm is run by Parma Area Historical Society together with the City of Parma. It is a functioning farm extending over 48 ac and includes two houses, a Yankee-style barn, animal shelters and Country House. Livestock such as horses, goats, pigs, sheep, chicken, etc. are raised on the farm for selling their produce. It is now being used for educational purposes and is attempting to be a sustainable enterprise.