How Do I Choose Replacement Windows?
As a homeowner, you’re likely always looking for new ways to spruce up your house. It’s not always easy to find home upgrades that simultaneously offer your home aesthetic appeal and functional enhancements, however—but replacement windows do just that. Not only can they enhance your home’s curb appeal, but they can improve your home’s energy efficiency, as well. And not to mention—sticky windows that don’t open easily can be a nuisance, but replacement windows can easily solve that problem.
All that said, how do you choose the best replacement windows for your home? Which considerations are key to keep in mind when choosing replacement windows? Read on for our essential guide on how to choose windows that suit your home’s needs perfectly.
Choose the Right Material
There are a myriad of window materials out there to choose from and even more resources detailing the many pros and cons of each. Vinyl, wood, and aluminum are among the most popular, but if you’ve done much research, you’ve likely found that each has its cons. Vinyl, for instance, fades and warps easily against inclement weather. Wood is prone to rotting, and aluminum is prone to corrosion over the years. Given these options, none seem particularly suited to your desire to make a long-lasting investment in your home.
We’re one step ahead of you. Underwhelmed by the window materials available, we set out to create something better: Fibrex® window frames. Made of composite materials, our Fibrex® aren’t prone to the same damage other window materials are, making it the clear window material choice for choosy homeowners who won’t settle for anything less than the best.
Consider Energy Efficiency
If you’ve noticed your monthly energy bill creeping higher and higher each month, your worn-out windows could be to blame—especially if they’re so old that you can’t remember the last time you replaced them. Energy-efficiency technologies advance rapidly, however, which means that updating your home’s windows could help you save big on your utility bills each month (and help reduce the strain on your home’s HVAC system). In your search for replacement windows, look for ones that have been ENERGY STAR®-certified, like ours at Renewal by Andersen of Greater Wisconsin.
Our windows are crafted with Andersen® High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass—a top-tier glass package that will strongly improve your home’s thermal efficiency. Our windows help block infrared and UV light, which can heat up your home—allowing you to reap the benefits of beautiful, natural light without any accompanying thermal transfer.
Pick Your Style
Now that you’ve ironed out the details, it’s time to consider the style of your new windows. There are a number of styles you can choose from, each of which offers its own unique benefits. Casement windows, for instance, swing outward on a side-positioned hinge, allowing for lots of ventilation, while picture windows don’t open but do offer wide, uninterrupted views of the outdoors. And these are just a couple of the style selections out there! At Renewal by Andersen of Greater Wisconsin, we offer both of these styles and more to choose from, and we’ll help you determine which is right for your unique needs.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Greater Wisconsin
Choosing new replacement windows can be a daunting task, but don’t fret—Renewal by Andersen of Greater Wisconsin is here to help. Get in touch today to get started on a replacement window project at your Wisconsin home!