4 Qualities to Look For When Choosing Replacement Windows

4 Qualities to Look For When Choosing Replacement Windows

January 08, 2018

Windows play an important role in keeping your home ventilated and insulated. Once they get old or damaged, you may have problems with insulation, heating and cooling because of leakages and gaps. In such cases, you’ll need replacement windows.

4 Qualities to Look For When Choosing Replacement Windows

Renewal by Andersen®, experts in casement window and other similar replacement products, cite the following qualities you need to look for before making a purchase.

1. Price Doesn’t Always Reflect Quality

Some products just have a high price tag, which may mislead customers into buying them because they associate more expensive items with better performance. This isn’t always the case; you may end up with a window that has limited use during cold weather, or can’t keep air circulating or the room ventilated during the summer. Read customer reviews, compare prices and get referrals before making a purchase.

2. Match the Climate

The replacement windows you choose and plan to install should match the interior, but they should serve a function, as well. The products you choose may have gaps or leakages that let cold air in during winter. They may also keep air out during the hot days of summer. Look for a product that matches the climate you’re in. You don’t want to make frequent repairs or replacements throughout the year because of a poor choice of products.

3. High-Quality Materials

Renewal by Andersen suggests checking the materials used for making the windows. At our company we use Fibrex®, a mix of polymers and reclaimed wood grains. This combination is more durable, energy efficient, and long-lasting.

4. Features That Matter to You

Upgrading a new window may be costly; that’s why you should focus on value-adding features. This may be a specialized design, an extra coating to boost insulation and energy efficiency or a property that blocks gaps and prevents leakage.

We at Renewal By Andersen can customize the specialty windows you want to fit your needs and specifications. Get more information about our products, services and a free in-home consultation by contacting us at (262) 522-1001. We serve the Milwaukee, WI neighborhoods and nearby communities.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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