The Ultimate Window Shopping Guide: Selecting Windows for New Homes

The Ultimate Window Shopping Guide: Selecting Windows for New HomesResidential indoor living area featuring wood flooring, a single chair and ottoman, and large frameless windows outlooking the backyard.

If you have recently built—or are in the process of building—a home, selecting windows that appropriately complement it can make all the difference. After all, the windows you choose will greatly impact your home’s appearance and performance, both inside and out. If you are unsure as to how to even begin your search for house windows, taking the following factors into consideration will surely make navigating the decision-making process a bit easier:

Aesthetic Appeal

It’s highly likely you’ll want your windows to not only look like they belong but also contribute to the overall vision you have in mind for your home, and rightfully so. If that’s the case, partnering with a home improvement company that offers a range of customization options will make finding that ideal look even easier. For instance, the renowned window manufacturer Renewal by Andersen® offers a multitude of customization aspects with its house windows, from various interior and exterior colors, to grille patterns and hardware finishes.

Energy Efficiency

Perhaps the second most important feature homeowners tend to consider heavily during their window search is energy efficiency. The days of a house window offering nothing more than pretty appearance are long gone. With advancements in energy efficiency constantly developing, installing house windows that contribute to a home’s thermal performance is more of a necessity than it is a luxury. Be sure the windows you choose for your new home offer features such as low-E glass, which prevents harmful sunrays from entering the home, and weatherstripping, designed to reduce heat transfer.


It’s important to keep in mind that certain window styles will prove more useful than others, depending on the location of the window opening. For example, if you plan on installing a window above a bathtub, a double-hung window may not be the best choice as it requires some degree of leverage for operation. Instead, a casement window may serve best as it requires little energy to open, which can be done with the simple turn of a crank. Conversely, in higher areas of the home where windows don’t need to be operable, picture windows make for viable options.


Choosing windows for a new home can be quite the investment. But selecting windows that require little maintenance after installation can save you a great deal of time and money down the road. For example, the window frames manufactured by Renewal by Andersen are made from a proprietary Fibrex composition, which combines the beautiful look of traditional wood with properties that prevent rotting, warping, and corrosion.

Partner With Us for Installation of Your New House Windows

Ultimately, the decision of selecting windows for your new home comes down to preference. But one thing is for certain: proper installation of your windows should be at the top of your list of nonnegotiable requirements. Luckily, homeowners in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas can turn to RBA of Greater Wisconsin® for both exceptional windows and expert installation. We are part of the Renewal by Andersen family, which means you can expect our team of factory-trained and -certified master craftsmen to perform your window installations with the utmost precision and craftsmanship.

Contact us today to discover more about the house windows available from RBA of Greater Wisconsin for your new home.

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