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Posted on Jul 30, 2019 by Sam Heer

4 Ways You Can Separate a Good Window From a Mediocre One

Your home’s windows are one of the most important investments you will ever make. After all, they not only enhance your home’s overall aesthetic appeal but also help you save a significant amount on your energy bills. So, it’s important that you choose nothing but the best window sfor your home. 

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois discusses the four ways you can differentiate a good window from a not-so-great one.

  1. Quality Materials – Quality materials used in window manufacturing is one of the hallmarks that separates a good window from a mediocre one. While you may need to pay a little extra to get a window of quality make and materials, you can at least feel confident in the window you bought since it’s guaranteed to be more energy-efficient and durable than the average window.

  1. High Performance – Every window will go through a performance test once it comes out of production. This includes tests in extreme conditions to ensure the durability of the product’s component and finish. Good replacement windows will have the expert engineering that allows it to withstand these tests, providing you with extra clarity. 

  1. Certification – Some manufacturers also go the extra mile to gain certification for their products. This is another hallmark that differentiates good windows from mediocre ones. This is because certified windows will be meeting the air, water, structural and impact-performance standards that can guarantee that a window is of quality workmanship.

  1. Contractor Service – Most manufacturers also have contractors that are available to install your windows in your home. How your contractor services you during the window installation will tell you if a window is a good product or a not-so-great one. One such manufacturer is Renewal by Andersen and their Signature Service Promise. 

With the Signature Service Promise, you can be at ease when it comes to your windows as not only will it be of quality workmanship but their contractors will also make sure that you’ll receive nothing but the best service from them throughout the installation process.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of replacement windows and door installation services. Give us a call at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Springfield, Decatur and other nearby areas 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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