At Delair's Carpet Barn, we are always interested in learning more about the colorful history of Vermont homes and traditions. We saw a story recently that caught our attention, and it details the history of the “witch window”. In short, a witch window was installed diagonally in homes where the occupants were concerned about witches flying into the home in the dead of night. It was thought, back then, that witches, on broomsticks, could not fly at an angle, hence, the odd-looking, diagonal windows. Makes sense, we guess. Here is the first part of this very interesting story:
“The vernacular architecture of Vermont, the erstwhile independent country-turned-14th state with one area code and nary a roadside billboard, is a study in rural New England self-sufficiency: sturdy, no-nonsense and demonstrating a strong reliance on familiar, locally available materials. We’re going to make it through another harsh winter and we’re going to look damn photogenic while doing so, Vermont’s farmhouses, covered bridges and picturesque white-painted churches all seem to scream from along winding country roads.”

Source: www.mnn.com
There are a lot of homes in our area that have retained some of that Old-World look, often by having hardwood flooring within the home. When these flooring systems become dull, which they will do over time, many of these residents call on us for our professional wood floor refinishing service. When our pros perform your floor refinishing, they leave you with wood flooring that looks like new again.

When it is time for your flooring to be resurfaced, it is critically important that you hire the right people for the job. Our wood floor refinishing service is performed by professionals who have all been well trained in refinishing hardwood flooring. They know what to do, when to do it, and how to complete a project to perfection. This is what our customers deserve when they trust us to re-do their wood flooring, and this is what we deliver. It simply cannot be said enough that experience and expertise matter a great deal when the goal is top-quality results. And, please keep in mind, our services are very affordable, as well.

While we cannot say if witch windows are still a good idea or not, we can say that a visit to our East Montpelier, Vermont showroom is always a good idea when you are looking for new flooring, or the best wood floor refinishing service.