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10 Window Remodeling FAQs

From the best styles for your home to how much it costs, get your answers here.

These window remodeling FAQs will help you learn everything you need to know before starting a project.

Investing in replacement windows can bring a host of questions to mind. If you’re like most Madison-area homeowners, you want to ensure that you’re making the best decision to enhance the comfort, safety, beauty, and value of your home. These ten window remodeling FAQs will set you on the right track.

1. How do I know which style is best for me?

First, consider your priorities. Is it more important that your windows are easy to clean, open a certain way, or they're as energy efficient as possible? This window replacement match quiz will help you decide. Then, talk to a window replacement expert for help with measuring and ordering custom windows for a perfect fit.

Here are 7 breathtakingly beautiful home window styles for your idea book.

2. What custom elements can I select when choosing new windows?

You can choose everything from window style, hardware, and glass to grille options, screens, and a finish that suits your interior color scheme and the style of your home. All these selections for your new windows come together easily three simple steps.

3. What can I expect from a window replacement project?

It's simpler than you might think. First, you'll have a phone consultation about your needs, then a sales consultant will visit your home to look at your existing windows. After that, a craftsperson will take technical measurements of the windows you'd like replaced so they can order ones that are custom-sized for your home. Once installation is scheduled, we’ll provide a few basic instructions to prepare your home for your new windows. Our professional window installation experts do the rest, including cleanup! 

Learn more about the 6 steps you can expect during a window replacement project.

4. What happens on window installation day?

It's a quick process! Most installations take only a day to complete. After our Certified Master Installers arrive and meet with you to review the project, they’ll get to work protecting your home, removing and discarding your old windows, and installing your new ones before cleaning up any mess before they leave. 

View our infographic guide to window installation day.

5. How much does window replacement cost?

The cost of your window replacement depends on a variety of factors, including your window size and type, the type of hardware you choose, glass, and upgrades, like TruScene® insect screens or real wood interiors. Click here to get an estimate!

Read more about the top 4 factors that determine the cost of your replacement windows.

6. How do I know when it's time to replace my windows?

Leaky, drafty windows, excessive noise from outside, fading furniture, cracks in the frames, and difficulty opening and closing windows are all reasons to consider replacing them. At the very least, invite an expert to check them out.

Here’s your foolproof guide to knowing when it’s time for new windows. 

7. Can I have my windows replaced during the winter months?

Yes! You might be surprised to know that it only takes about ten minutes to pull out each old window and install the new one, so your home won’t be exposed to outside elements very long. We make the process quick and easy because we'll already have custom-sized windows made to fit your home when we arrive to install them.

Are you ready for winter? Discover how to winterize your home in Wisconsin here.

8. Are your window replacements made of vinyl?

No. We use Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows that are made with a strong, non-vinyl material called Fibrex®. It offers many benefits over standard vinyl windows, including a larger window area to maximize your view outdoors while accentuating your home’s architectural style. 

Find out more about the revealing benefits of Fibrex framing material.

9. How should I maintain my new windows?

Maintaining Renewal by Andersen replacement windows is easy! Simply remove dirt and grime from your sills, clean the glass with a cleaning solution of your choice, and remove dust and insects from your screens regularly. Your new windows are so low-maintenance, there is no need to do anything else to keep them looking brand new.

Get more surprisingly easy-care tips with this Renewal by Andersen maintenance guide.

10. What are exterior window decoration ideas to make them really shine?

There are so many ways to make your new windows stand out! Window boxes, shelves with elegant brackets, and seasonal potted plants can all complement look of your windows. 

Dress up the exterior of your windows with these 5 ideas that pop.

If you have more window remodeling questions, stop by our Waunakee showroom or call our window replacement experts at 608.709.7517 today.  

View images of real projects in our home remodeling gallery here.