I have an 1805 farmhouse in upstate NY, hipped roof, center hall, 2 story that I will finally be renovating the exterior on starting this June. In the process of trying to make decisions on what materials to use. I've got to replace the windows (Victorian 2 over 2s), reroof, reinsulate (blown in cellulose, old), and reside. Got the siding down (hemlock, solid stain). Windows are causing me sleepless nights. Code around here demands thermal pane. I'm looking at the Andersen A-Series. Anyone have any experience with them? Or any other suggestions to look at? I'm thinking 12 over 12s, even though the house is on the Georgian/Federal cusp, leaning more towards the Federal side, but I love the look of 12 over 12s. Pane size works out to 6 x 8, so I think it will be OK. Currently have a crappy, leaky, poorly done metal roof and thought I would go asphalt, but can't seem to find an asphalt that I like. Any suggestions? At this point I'm leaning toward standing seam as it will give the more plausible authentic look??? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!