Choosing the right replacement windows for your home involves more than just choosing the window style, finish, and hardware. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania shares a quick guide to the features that you should look for when buying replacement windows.
Energy-efficient windows are expected to slow down thermal transfer between interior and exterior spaces, which ultimately helps reduce heating and cooling bills. The ENERGY STAR® certification affixed to replacement window units is the easiest way to identify energy-efficient windows. Energy performance ratings, which are also affixed to replacement window units, allow buyers to choose windows for more specific requirements.
Another benefit of insulated windows is they absorb vibrations. This means they can dampen sound transmission between your indoor and outdoor spaces. This makes it easier to sleep during the day, making insulated windows ideal for people who work at night. Or if you’re a content creator, a parent of a toddler, or someone who works from home, the inherent noise reduction of insulated windows is a feature that you should look for.
It goes without saying that you need windows that do not warp at the slightest change in temperature and humidity levels. While wood is an exceptionally durable material, it can be vulnerable to warping even when properly treated. Composites — like our own Fibrex® material — are made to combine durability with resistance to warping, making them the ideal material for window frames.
Windows only come in a handful of styles. What makes them unique in every home is how they’re combined with features like grilles, colors and hardware. This is why you should look beyond off-the-rack units and choose custom windows. In addition to conventional window styles, you can choose custom window shapes like triangles, circles and polygons to give your home a unique look.
Window cleaning is a chore that can take up a lot of time and effort. It can also be dangerous if you have to climb your house’s exterior to clean the upper-story windows. Look for replacement windows that have removable or tiltable sashes, or otherwise have features that let you reach around the hinges. These features will let you clean your windows quickly and easily, in the safety of your indoor spaces.
Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania offers a wide selection of custom replacement windows, with all of the features we discussed above and more. Give us a call today at (717) 591-4900 or fill out our contact form to get started on your project. We serve customers in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding communities.