5 Simple Ways to Determine High-Quality Replacement Windows

5 Simple Ways to Determine High-Quality Replacement Windows

April 16, 2019

Quality is an important factor when investing in replacement windows. However, some features of windows tend to be quite technical especially if you don’t know much about them.

In today’s post, your trusted local contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, discusses simple ways to determine high-quality windows.

1. Will They Look Good With Your Home?

Consider how the windows would look in your home and if they would complement both the interior and exterior. The aesthetic appeal of your windows can greatly increase curb appeal. Check if the wood or vinyl joints are durable and if the muntins or the grids dividing the glass are made tightly and cleanly.

2. Are They Easy to Operate?

Test if an operable window type like a casement window opens and closes easily. See if the cranks, runners and locking devices are tough enough to handle daily use. You should be able to operate the windows effortlessly and the weatherstripping should properly fit.

3. Are They Energy-Efficient?

Energy-efficient windows provide better insulation, which can help you save on heating and cooling costs. Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee offers Fibrex® windows, made of composite materials that are specifically designed to improve energy efficiency.

4. Are They Easy to Clean?

Cleaning would be easier if you can reach the interior and exterior glass without difficulty.

5. How Long Does the Warranty Last?

Seal failure, resulting in fogging, is one of the most common problems of double-pane glass windows. Look for a warranty that has lengthy coverage for the window material and glass. This way, you can stay assured that your windows are protected for many years.

Make sure to hire a reputable contractor like Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee for high-quality replacement windows installation. We offer durable and energy-efficient bay, casement and specialty windows. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our online form for a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Milwaukee, WI.

Hear From Our Customers

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.

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.

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