A Quick Guide to Buying New Windows for Your Home

When your existing windows are already old and failing, the better and longer lasting solution is a replacement. But how exactly do you choose the right ones for your home?

1. Look to your home’s architectural style as a guide. Some windows are traditionally associated with specific residential architecture – and they look better for it. For instance, double hung windows typically grace vintage home styles like Colonial, Farmhouse, Cabin and Craftsman because of their neat and simple design. In homes with asymmetrical architecture, such as Queen Anne and Tudor, bay and bow windows are a staple. And, in Modern and Contemporary homes, picture and gliding windows are the perfect option.

2. Take into account your specific needs. Do you want to extend your home’s viewing area? Get picture windows; their slim frames and expansive glass will provide you with a panoramic view of the outdoors. If you want to increase your home’s access to natural ventilation, go for casement and double hung windows. They can direct cooling breezes into your home so you won’t have to rely as much on your AC unit. When choosing new windows, it always pays to consider their function and match them with your needs.

3. Consider the window material and glass. The longevity and performance of your windows will depend on these factors. You’ll want a window material that can effectively withstand the harshest weather conditions. Renewal by Andersen® of Houston, for example, uses exclusive Fibrex® composite for our sashes and frames. It combines wood’s strength and superior insulating value with vinyl’s low-maintenance performance, allowing for windows that will never crack, pit, rot or corrode. Fibrex also keeps an airtight seal that prevents significant energy loss.

Our high-quality replacement windows also come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. It allows more natural light to stream into your home via the windows – only minus the heat – helping keep your living space cooler and more comfortable. What’s more, this advanced glass can prevent extreme sun damage to your walls, flooring, and furnishings.

Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Houston for your window replacement needs. We serve Bellaire, Katy and Houston, TX plus their nearby areas. Call us today at (281) 547-6177, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.