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Posted on Jun 09, 2017 by Sam Heer

4 Things to Look for in Your Replacement Windows

Consider windows replacement as an opportunity to upgrade your windows. They are, after all, more than just mere openings on the wall; the right replacement windows can introduce more natural light to your home, improve its energy efficiency, and even boost its curb appeal.

So when looking for replacement windows, put the following into consideration:

  1. Materials – Step up to something that will last much longer and has better finish options than vinyl. Our Fibrex® material is a composite made from wood fiber and polymer. It combines the stability and natural insulation of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options also contribute to your home’s energy efficiency with spectrally selective coatings that filter UV rays and solar heat, reducing your indoor cooling requirements.

  2. Lifespan – While buying replacement windows are relatively easy to coordinate, it isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Pre-assembled replacement windows typically have a 10-year lifespan, which, while cheaper upfront, will actually cost you more in the long run. Instead, choose windows with longer warranted lifespans for long-term savings and the convenience of not having to replace your windows too often.

  3. Installation quality – Even the best replacement windows wouldn’t perform as designed if not installed properly. This is why we invest in hiring only the best. Our installation team delivers on our promises. We are confident of our team’s installation skills and product knowledge that we are backing it with a two-year workmanship warranty in addition to our material warranties.

  4. Warranties – On top of the aforementioned two-year workmanship warranty, we also offer a 20-year coverage on the Fibrex frames and High-Performance Low-E4 glass and a 10-year coverage on all hardware. We know a lot claim to be “industry-leading,” but in this instance, our warranty coverage is objectively way ahead of the competition.

Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois serves Springfield and Decatur, IL. To know more about our replacement windows, call us today at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation.


"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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