Buying replacement windows involves a lot of consideration. If you focus on the wrong things, you might only find what you like, but not what you need. To choose the right product, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City advises to pay attention to these essentials:
All energy-efficient windows have a weathertight seal. However, not all ENERGY STAR®-certified products deliver the same level of airtightness. By and large, fixed units allow the least amount of air infiltration over time. Of all operating windows, the casement is the most energy-efficient because its singular sash presses against the frame at closing. With design improvements, double-hung and sliding windows have become significantly less leaky.
Moreover, look for the NFRC seal to learn the Air Leakage rating of the unit. This way, you can determine how much air it will allow into the room, and vice versa. Ranging from 0.1 to 0.3, the lower the number the less you’ll experience drafts.
Also, choose made-to-order windows over stock products to minimize the gaps between the unit and the frame opening. At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City, custom-building windows to fit within 1/16th of an inch of the existing opening is our standard.
Apart from energy efficiency, aesthetics is another major home improvement priority of discerning homeowners today. Attractive windows have large glass, enchanting grille designs, captivating color palettes and stunning hardware.
Furthermore, make sure your chosen product has customizable details. Every home is unique, and so are your windows. Having a lot of latitude in designing your replacement units individually is key to lend them some flair.
Comprehensive Warranty Coverage
Much like with doors, place your hard-earned dollars on windows covered by stellar warranties. To enjoy peace of mind and put get more value for your money, powerful warranty coverage protects your savings against manufacturing, material and workmanship defects.
Also, transferable guarantees help build equity in your home. If you decide to sell later, you can use them as leverage to negotiate a higher price and get your property sold faster.
Discover what separates Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City’s windows from the rest. Call us at (913) 385-1300 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation at your convenience. We serve Kansas City and beyond.