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Posted on Nov 07, 2018 by Sam Heer

4 Factors to Consider for Window Style and Placement

When planning to replace your windows, you have an opportunity to replace your existing windows with different and more appropriate styles that better fit the room’s requirements. The following are some of the factors you should consider when planning window styles and placement.

  1. Indoor Comfort – The right kind of windows can actually have an effect on a room’s comfort levels, and the right replacement windows can make a particular room more comfortable. A window equipped with low-emissivity coatings, for instance, helps reduce unwanted heat from the sun. This lets you create a brighter room while keeping the room temperatures comfortably cool. Or perhaps you want windows that are easy to operate, like weighted double-hung window sashes, or casement windows with comfortable hand cranks. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows have these features and can be custom-built for your ultimate comfort.
  1. The Room’s Purpose – Certain window styles are best when installed in certain rooms. Double-hung windows are typically installed in bedrooms because of their familiar operation and can be opened in a way that it doesn’t compromise security. A dining room is usually not used until evening, so replacement windows that provide natural light and a view wouldn’t serve its purpose.

  1. Consistent Design Elements – Every member of your family would like to personalize their rooms in some way. Nevertheless, you’ll want some sort of design element that keeps a sense of consistency going. One major benefit of custom replacement windows is, thanks to options such as grilles and frame colors, you can have a consistent look and still tailor the windows to the purpose of each room.

  1. Maintenance Requirements – Scraping and repainting window frames, sashes, and trim take a lot of work, but some homeowners are willing to put up with it. However, upper-story windows and functional dormer windows are parts of the house where low-maintenance requirements are not just optional, but rather a necessity. Cleaning these windows from the outside, using a ladder, involve safety risks. This is precisely why, in addition to easy-to-clean surfaces, our replacement windows have additional safety features. You can tilt, remove or easily reach around sashes and clean them safely indoors.

To learn more about our replacement window installation services, call Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois today at (866) 693-6707. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation and estimate. We serve many areas in and near Peoria and Champaign, IL.


"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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