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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Our Replacement Windows

Renewal by Andersen® builds some of the best windows ever made, and if it’s your first time considering buying our windows, we’re sure you have a lot of questions. We want our clients to be more informed about our products, so here are our answers to frequently asked questions about windows installation.

  1. What is the best kind of frame to buy? Window frames should be strong, durable, insulated, easy to maintain, and of course, beautiful. With typical window frames, these characteristics tend to get compromised. Wood is an ideal choice, but it’s vulnerable to the effects of moisture, while vinyl doesn’t require maintenance, yet lacks durability. With our Fibrex® material frames, you don’t have to compromise anything; the wood fiber and polymer compound has all the aforementioned characteristics, all without compromise.

  2. Do new windows really save me money? The short answer is yes. “But how?” you ask. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that indoor heating takes up 42% of an average home’s monthly energy bills. Inefficient windows let heat “escape” through them, which increases the need for indoor heating to compensate. By investing in long-lasting, energy-efficient windows, you’ll need less indoor heating, resulting in savings in energy costs.

  3. Do I save money by installing the new windows myself? Window performance depends on proper installation; that’s why our windows are only installed by our factory-trained crews. While replacing double hung windows yourself may save you a small amount of money upfront, it may result in improper installation that may incur long-term costs in terms of energy consumption. You might also have to pay professionals to correct installation errors or even lead to insurance premiums.

  4. I saw replacement windows at my local hardware store. They’re just the same, right? Not even close. These window assemblies are built to sell for cheap. The window performance is questionable and you’ll likely have to modify your wall opening to accommodate these windows, which means additional installation costs. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, on the other hand, are custom-built to fit your existing wall openings—a clear advantage if you wish to keep the original structure intact.

  5. Can I pick a different window style for my replacement window? Absolutely. You will, of course, have to decide whether a particular window style will work as a replacement. For instance, casement windows may not work on walls directly facing a path. Use our Visualizer to try swapping out window styles and see for yourself if it will work.

Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta serves Atlanta and nearby areas. Call us today at (888) 908-3332 if you have more questions about our replacement windows. You can also fill out our contact form to set an appointment for a free estimate and in-home consultation.


"We are very pleased with the whole process of purchasing our windows - from the sales consultant, to the installation, to the finishing touches, to enjoying our beautiful windows"

Gerald & Jennifer, Cartersville GA (March 1)
May 25, 2016

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