Windows are a great connecting point between function and fashion. While they perform plenty of much-needed roles, such as ventilation, lighting and even insulation for your home, they are also great for giving your property distinct character.
Home improvement projects take a lot of time, effort and money. New window installation, kitchen remodeling even outdoor landscaping all seem inspiring when you see them in a magazine or read about them online, but they’re also easier said than done. Is there anything you can do to finally get that home improvement project off the ground?
There’s a common but critical misconception among homeowners about replacement windows. When it comes to other parts of our home, it’s a simple matter of age—old appliances, old furniture, old things need to be replaced. Unfortunately, it’s just not that clear-cut with windows. Energy efficiency plays a big factor in this decision and there’s no instant way to determine whether your windows are still as efficient as they were when brand new.
Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut takes energy efficiency seriously. In fact, all our replacement windows feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass proven to be over 50% more efficient in summer by reflecting heat away from cooled areas and almost 50% more efficient in the winter by keeping heat inside your home.
It’s easy to watch a professional carry out a window replacement and assume that it’s a pretty simple project. While cases vary from one home to another, the methods are more or less similar. First, you prepare the work area and clear out the sashes. If the frame is irreparable, you clear that out as well and you install the new window. The whole process appears straightforward and may even invite a few enterprising homeowners to take a DIY approach, but it’s actually a more nuanced undertaking than you might think.