Clothes make the man and a facade up to a point ‘makes’ the house. It is the first thing we see and it creates the look of towns and villages. This is why heritage preservation specialists pay as much attention to them as they do.
Replacing windows, repairing the roof, a new facade...
Windows, doors, gates, storefronts etc. are not only a functional part of a building but also an aesthetic one. They form and complete its design and often have an artistic value of their own. That is why they too are protected.
Every building consists of structures and components like load-bearing walls, ceilings, vaults, roof structures and others made from a variety of materials. Historically these were stone, brick, wood or clay in modern days joined by concrete, metal and glass – often in various combinations.