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Posted on Dec 03, 2019 by Sam Heer

Shopping for New Windows: A Simple Guide

When you plan a window installation project, one of the things you need to keep in mind is the various factors that affect your choice of window units. Be a wise consumer and let this article guide you on the process of shopping for new windows.

The Savings You Can Obtain With New Windows

Having new windows installed is an investment. As such, you must take the savings you can get when you tackle this project into account. The money you could save depends on many factors, including the composition of the replacement windows, your home’s insulation, the shade around your home, the size of your home and the number of windows in it, and the local climate.

The Various Features to Consider

When shopping for replacement windows, be sure that you are aware of their features. Take time to review the following:

  • Material – Available window materials include wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and composite. Each one provides various levels of durability and performance.

  • Glazing – Many glass options today now offer a higher degree of insulation, resistance to condensation and visible light transfer. Those with low emissivity (low-E) coatings, in fact, enhance the windows’ energy-efficient qualities.

  • Maintenance – Windows can last longer with regular cleaning and maintenance, but the amount of upkeep will depend on your chosen window material. Also, check if the windows have features that allow for easier cleaning, like tilt-in sashes in double-hung windows.

The Importance of Proper Installation

When it comes to achieving savings and home comfort, a proper window replacement can go a long way. Working with a reputable window contractor with years of experience is imperative in that regard. For this, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois. We offer high-quality windows and doors that can help enhance your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. We put a premium on flawless installation, working diligently every step of the way to improve your home.

Call (866) 693-6707 today or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of 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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