The Benefits Of Custom Windows

by on 11/25/2014 - 12:51 pm

Category: Windows & Doors

By Dan Becker

Regional Manager, Renewal by Andersen

If your home is more than 10 years old, there is a good chance that foundation shifting has left a gap between your window frames and the opening your windows were installed in. It may appear to be just a tiny amount of space, but it may be enough to allow a lot of frigid winter air into your warm home, causing an uncomfortable draft and driving up your heating costs.

That shifting also can result in misalignment of locking devices, making it difficult to properly secure your windows.

When your windows begin to cause higher energy bills and security concerns, it’s time to consider replacing them. But what should you replace them with?

Two options are stock replacement windows and custom designed replacement windows.

The problem with installing stock replacement windows in your home is that they may not provide a tight enough fit relative to your opening. Stock window installers find the pre-sized windows in their catalog that provide the closest fit for your opening, then fill the gaps. That isn’t the most energy efficient—or attractive—way install a replacement window.

Custom-made windows are designed to fit precisely into each of your window openings. Renewal by Anderson replacement windows, for example, are measured and individually constructed to fit each window opening to within no more than 1/16 of an inch. That reduces the opportunity for air leakage.

Additionally, custom-made windows offer more design options than stock windows. That means the windows are made to supplement and enhance the beauty of your home—inside and out. Every home is unique. Custom replacement windows provide unlimited choices in styles, color, hardware, grills, and insect screens.

Overall, custom-made windows make you more comfortable, save energy, and help to beautify your home.

Renewal by Andersen in Cleveland is located at 5480 Cloverleaf Parkway, in Valley View. The phone number is 330-267-4306.