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Posted on Jan 22, 2018 by Sam Heer

4 Replacement Window Considerations for Your Next Project

While a window replacement might seem like an easy task, it requires attention to even the smallest details. You need to make sure that your new windows can benefit you in the long run when it comes to functionality, energy efficiency and aesthetics.

Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois lists four factors to consider when replacing your old windows.

1. Energy Efficiency

What makes your windows thermally efficient? That boils down to the materials used in the construction of the units. Our company, for instance, uses advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that is 45% more energy-efficient in summer and 56% more energy-efficient in winter.

2. Durability

When you spend your hard-earned money on replacement windows, you want these items to last a long time. That’s why you need to be careful when choosing them for your home. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen uses a unique Fibrex® material that combines the low-maintenance feature of vinyl and the insulating property of wood.

3. Functionality

Ask yourself whether the replacement windows can affect the layout of your home. That’s because some window styles, like casement windows, require extra space to open. It’s not ideal to install hinged units in areas where there isn’t enough room to operate. Consider a type of window, like sliding windows, when functionality is a concern.

4. Aesthetics

Lastly, think of the overall design of your home. You need to pick a window that can match your interior and exterior. When you have a traditional home, go for windows with rustic appeal, like bay windows. Contemporary rooms, on the other hand, can benefit from sliding windows.

Investing in top-of-the-line replacement windows can help improve your lifestyle while driving your utility costs down. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois offers exceptional products and services to meet your needs. Our team will guide you through the whole process to guarantee a successful home improvement project. Call us today at (866) 693-6707 to learn more about our offerings. We serve residents of Springfield, Decatur and other nearby locations in 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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