Deciding on the perfect replacement window styles can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re concerned about pets and small children. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro offers plenty of high-performance, fashionable and kid-friendly options. Making smart decisions doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, if you are well-informed.
These tips might help you make better decisions without the stress.
#1. Consider Safety First
Indoor air quality and windows are more closely connected than many people realize. Choosing window styles that support a well-ventilated home is essential to providing a safe, healthy environment for your children and pets.
Adding TruScene insect screens to a casement window, not only creates a window unit with the highest energy efficiency of an operable window, you also protect your family from airborne allergens, dust, debris and insects that can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. Installing window guards on windows and optional pedal locks on sliding glass doors also helps keep your littlest family members safely indoors.
#2. Consider Easy-Care Varieties
Whether you’re buffing away tiny fingerprints or dealing with little nose prints from your pet every day, you want a window that is low-maintenance and easy to clean. Thoughtfully designed, kid-friendly rooms typically have sliders or double-hung windows rather than a huge plate glass window that requires you to make the trip outside to clean the exterior surfaces – or worse, a ladder to reach the second story windows.
Any style that allows you to clean both surfaces without leaving your kids unattended is a better choice over a fixed window.
Finally, between-the-glass grille options provide the perfect, easy care solution for anyone who wants to get their window cleaning chores finishes quickly because it eliminates the process of removing and reinstalling the grilles for cleaning.
#3. Consider Spacing
Before narrowing down your replacement window style choices, think about your lifestyle and how your family uses each room. Then, plan accordingly. Some parents choose hopper or awning windows for their nurseries, playrooms and pet spaces because they allow abundant natural light and ventilation, even on rainy days.
Awnings and hoppers installed high on the wall also pose less risk of children opening them and crawling through to explore the great outdoors. Windows near the floor will obviously collect more little fingerprints, spill residue and all the other dirty messes that come with raising kids. Fortunately, every replacement window style in our portfolio is easy to clean, no matter where it is installed.
Think about how window styles will affect furniture placement, traffic patterns and daily activities. Windows should complement an energy-saving plan, as in saving energy instead of making you have to take more steps to get from point A to B or cleaning your home.
#4. Consider Energy-Efficiency
Speaking of energy-savings, Energy Star certified low-E windows are recognized as a fixture that reduces harmful impact on the environment and has the potential to reduce monthly heating and cooling expenses.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Loves Helping Homeowners Design Windows for Your Family
Still not sure what choice is best for your family? Feel free to call a Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro specialist. We’ll listen to your concerns and help you explore kid-friendly (and pet-friendly) home improvement products that will complement your lifestyle and your budget.
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