A popular feature of Gothic architecture, the hood mold is a projecting molding above your window. It basically shields your window from rain while adding architectural interest to the home’s exterior. A lot of people, especially those with historical homes, love the elegance that a hood mold provides. Read on to learn more.
Hood mold windows are a specialty window, so pricing depends on the manufacturer you choose, as well as the quality of the window itself (glass panes, energy efficiency technology, etc.). Speak with a window installer for specific cost estimates in your area—they’ll also be able to help you with federal tax rebates and incentives.
Yes, because hood molds are customizable window options, they can be incorporated into the standard window designs, such as casement, double-hung, etc. Ask your contractor for more details.
Originally introduced during the Romanesque period of architecture, hood molds grew increasingly popular during the Gothic period.
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