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Posted on Oct 16, 2017 by Sam Heer

The Dos And Don’ts Of Window Replacement

Replacing your windows may seem simple enough to be a DIY project, but minor mistakes can cost you dearly in the long run. Proper preparation is key to a delay-free and successful replacement. That said, there are other things you can do to make the most of this important investment. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, the windows expert, shares some do’s and don’ts to consider:

Do Consider Your Home’s Design

A window that looks attractive alone might not look the same when it’s in your home. Choose one that complements your home’s style, as this affects its curb appeal and value. Do you have a traditional-looking home or is it more modern? Get inspiration from the existing exterior elements in terms of color, design, and shape. Bay and double-hung windows look great in a traditional home, while minimalist styles like picture windows look seamless in a modern home.

Don’t Choose The Same Window

While choosing the same window can save you time on the replacement process, it’s not a wise move. It’s likely that your windows haven’t been replaced in years, and during that time, newer, better models have emerged. When selecting replacement windows, keep form and function in mind. Pick one that offers excellent energy efficiency and a flexible design.

For instance, Renewal by Andersen windows all come with our exclusive Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, ensuring exceptional performance for years. Additionally, you can choose from a wide range of styles and customization options to create a window perfect for your home.

Do Hire A Reputable Contractor

After you’ve chosen a window style, you’ll need a professional to install it. After all, a window is only as good as its installation. At Renewal by Andersen, our team undergoes continuous training to ensure that they are updated on the latest in window installation techniques and practices. This means that we can install our quality windows flawlessly each time.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois for top-notch products and impeccable window installation services. Call us today at (866) 693-6707 to learn more about our services. You can also schedule a free consultation. We serve Peoria, Champaign, and the surrounding IL areas.


"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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