Windows last a long time – but they last even longer if you choose the right replacement windows for your home. Knowing what factors affect window durability and longevity can help. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your upcoming replacement window purchase.
Windows are a positive feature in your home because they add visual interest to any room, allow natural light and fresh air into the house and make it appear more cheerful and inviting. By providing a view, windows are also a way to connect the inside world with the outside world. For these reasons and more, windows are an important part of any house.
Despite all their benefits, some windows can do damage to your house if they’re in poor condition or not properly maintained. It’s important to recognize the signs that your windows are causing problems – problems that could be expensive to repair or damaging to your health and safety.
It’s estimated that around 15,000 children are injured in falls from windows every year, and 20 children die. Although most children can live safely in the presence of windows for their entire life and never have an accident, installing extra protection and childproofing can prevent a terrible accident that could lead to injury – or worse. If you have a youngster at home and no window protection, childproofing can make all the difference. There are many ways that you can childproof your windows at home. Choose the childproofing system that seems most appropriate for your house and your family.
Replacing your home’s windows is a major home improvement project. Picking the right time of year to get the work done can help make it easier and less stressful for you and your family. Since the experience of replacing your windows can vary depending on the season, it’s helpful to know how window replacement varies throughout the year.
From the earliest times, window glass was framed with wood. Today, windows can be made from a variety of materials. Though wooden frames are still quite common, composite wood is quickly rising in popularity. If you’re considering installing new windows in your home, it’s helpful to know the difference between composite wood and natural wood as used in window frames. At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, all of our windows are made from a composite wood material called Fibrex. We’d like you to know how this modern material compares to traditional wood.
When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s important to look for potential problems that could make the home you’re considering a poor investment or a “money pit”. One of the places you can look to identify trouble is around the windows. Knowing the signs of a problem can help you make a smart decision before making an offer on a property.