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What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Window

Whether you want to give your home a fresh, new look or plan to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, installing residential windows is one of the best investments you can make for your home. Before you jump into any decision, however, it’s essential to know the different factors you need to consider when tackling this home improvement project. In this blog, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know before replacing your windows, ensuring you make the best choice for your home.

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Types of Windows

As you begin exploring your options for new windows, you’ll quickly discover the wide variety of styles available on the market. These include casement, bay, bow, sliding and double-hung windows. Each offers varying levels of aesthetic appeal, ventilation and maintenance requirements, so be sure to familiarize yourself with these window types to help you make an informed decision.

Energy Efficiency

If this is among your top priorities when picking windows, make sure they come with that recognizable blue-and-white ENERGY STAR® label. With this, you can rest easy knowing that the products passed federal requirements for energy efficiency. You can find them on replacement windows equipped with at least two panes of glass, a spectrally selective glass coating, a gas fill in between the panes, and a durable framing material like Fibrex®.

Material Options

Vinyl windows are low-maintenance and affordable. Wood windows are classic, but they require extra maintenance to prevent decay and other damage. Aluminum windows are lightweight and low-maintenance, while fiberglass windows are energy-efficient and durable. But if you are looking for a better alternative over these most common window frame materials, consider Fibrex® from Renewal by Andersen®. This composite material combines the natural beauty of wood with the low maintenance requirements of vinyl.

Installation Considerations

Hiring a professional window installer is recommended for the best results. You might be tempted to go the DIY route, but more often than not, the results won’t be favorable for you in the long run. DIY installations can lead to drafts, leaks, and structural damage, which can be costly to fix.

Warranty and Maintenance

Finally, consider warranties and upkeep when choosing new windows. A good warranty can protect you from unexpected concerns like manufacturing flaws or other troubles. Windows also need regular upkeep to last and look good. Cleaning, painting, caulking, and small repairs are possible.

If you’re ready to start your window replacement project, contact the experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City at (913) 956-0887. You may also fill out our online form if you have questions regarding sliding windows and our other window offerings. We proudly serve Independence and Olathe, MO, and the surrounding communities.

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