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Posted on Apr 01, 2015 by Sam Heer

Why You Should Get Replacement Windows This Spring

This spring, how about getting rid of your old windows? Here’s why that’s a good idea.


Winter Damage

The harsh weather last season could have damaged your home’s exterior. Your windows, in particular, could have been affected more than you think. If you haven’t gotten around to inspecting them yet, now is a good time to do so. Watch out for the following:

  • Drafts around the framing
  • Difficulty in operation
  • Condensation inside the glass
  • Softness, chipping, or peeling paint on the frames and sill

If your windows exhibit the above mentioned signs, you may need to have them replaced. Call in experts to assess the condition of your windows in Peoria, IL. Based on their findings, have them recommend the best replacement option for your situation.

Cost Vs. Value

It’s never too early or late in the year to add value to your home. Spring is just a good a time as any other, and you might as well take advantage of the pleasant weather to do improvements.

One of the best ways to beautify your home is through window replacement. According to Remodeling’s “Cost Vs. Value” report this year, a mid priced window replacement in the East North Central region can give back up to 74.3% of your original investment.

It all depends on the material you choose. Wood was once the go-to choice for its classic appeal. However, it can be difficult and costly to maintain, given the frequency with which you’d have to paint or scrape it to keep it in top shape.

Many homeowners are now seeing the value of composites, which look just as good as wood (if not better) minus the taxing maintenance. Composite framing like Fibrex® by Renewal by Andersen®, for example, appeal to homeowners who are looking for long-lasting beauty, superior performance, and impressive energy efficiency all rolled into one.


Speaking of energy efficiency, spring is your last chance to make updates before the heat of the summer kicks in. The right replacement windows can help keep you cool inside your home. Pick windows that use high-performing glass to make sure outdoor heat doesn’t come indoors. Renewal by Andersen offers three fantastic glass options with varying levels of energy efficiency suited for the sweltering temperatures of the upcoming season.

Of course, no matter how impressive the energy efficiency features of your replacement windows are, they won’t function at their best if not installed correctly. To avoid complications caused by poor or rough handling of the windows, turn only to the experts in window installation Champaign, IL, homeowners trust.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois will not only help you determine the best window solution for your home. Our highly skilled and trained crews will also make sure that the window is properly integrated into the opening of your wall, leaving no cracks and gaps where ventilated air can leak.

To schedule an in-home consultation with our window experts, call us at (866) 693-6707 now.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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