Window History

   
Some say the window got its start as a hole in a wall. But of course as time and mans understand of his needs progressed windows were covered with various material to shelter him from the elements. The shutter, a covering that could be opened and closed, came as the next major development. Eventually mullioned glass windows came about that both protected the residents and provided light. Paper and animal horns were also used for a time.

    As you may have guessed the Romans were the first to use glass for their windows. In Alexandria around 100 AD cast glass windows came on the scene. Not until the 17th century though did glass become common in homes. The glass making process still would have to come a long way before the full potential of the window with all its strength and beauty could be realized.