Replacement windows are an important investment, so you should take the time to consider all factors before you commit to a project. In line with this, we recommend taking the following into consideration when planning for your replacement windows:
1. Layout – In this sense, layout means window placement. While size is also a factor, you won’t likely need it unless you’re planning to resize your wall openings. Consider how each room could benefit from new windows; maybe the room needs more natural light or maybe it could use a different window style, such as a bay. If you’re not the house’s first owner, check if the windows conform to local egress requirements. Consider as well the general layout as you may need to choose similar window styles for uniformity.
2. Energy efficiency – It’s hard not to take energy efficiency into consideration when looking for a suitable window replacement, given today’s rising energy costs. The Energy Information Administration estimates that indoor heating takes up to 42% of an average homeowner’s monthly energy consumption while air conditioning takes up another 6%.
Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are more than up to the task with our exclusive Fibrex® material and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Combined with our precise installation process, these features help minimize heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. This reduces your indoor heating and cooling requirements, resulting in a significant reduction in your energy bills.
3. Looks – Replacement windows contribute to both your home’s beauty and function. Well-chosen replacement windows – with the right customization – can significantly transform your home inside and out. This is why we offer our widest selection of styles, window colors, and hardware and accessories plus specialty window shapes. No matter what design you have in mind, we can help you achieve it as you envision it.
4. Cleaning and maintenance – Keeping your windows looking as beautiful as the day they’re installed can be a challenge, especially when it comes to those upper-story windows. You need frames that require little-to-no maintenance, yet can still withstand daily exposure to the elements. Plus, our operable window styles, such as double hung windows, can be tilted inwards for easy and convenient cleaning indoors.
To learn more about our replacement window options, call Renewal by Andersen® of Houston today at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate with our team. We serve Houston, TX and nearby areas.