Questions to Ask During a Window Consultation

 In Window Replacement

Doing a bit of research before choosing new replacement windows can help you maximize the returns on your investment. It would also be helpful to schedule a consultation with a specialty contractor for windows and doors. As part of our Signature Service, Renewal by Andersen® of Madison offers free window consultations to customers.

What are some of the questions you should ask during a window consultation?

Which Frame Materials Work Best in Our Climate?

Freezing temperatures can be harsh on your windows, which is why you should choose a frame material that can handle Wisconsin’s extreme weather patterns. Fibrex®, an exclusive wood fiber and thermoplastic composite, is an ideal window frame material for homes in temperate climates. It’s durable enough to handle withstand extreme temperatures, has excellent insulative capabilities, and resists common window issues such as fading, flaking, blistering, and peeling.

How Much Can You Save on Heating Costs by Installing an Energy Efficient Window?

According to the Department of Energy, drafty windows account for 25% to 30% of the average household’s heating and cooling costs. As such, installing energy-efficient replacement windows can have a sizable impact on indoor comfort and heating costs.

If you’re looking for energy-efficient windows, Renewal by Andersen offers a wide range of energy-efficient glass options. Our most energy-efficient glass option is the High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Compared to a standard dual-pane window, a window with High-Performance Low-E4 glass is 56% more efficient in summer and 45% more efficient in winter.

What Features Can Make Window Maintenance Easier? 

Certain windows are easier to maintain. For instance, you can tilt the sash of double-hung windows to clean outside glass panes from inside your home.

Is There an Advantage to Working with a Specialty Contractor?

A specialty contractor works specifically with a certain aspect of construction. In our case, our windows and doors are from Renewal by Andersen. We install Renewal by Andersen products 365 days a year. We know the ins and outs of historic window construction in Wisconsin and our team is licensed, insured and we can pull any necessary permit for your project.

About Waunakee Remodeling and Renewal by Andersen of Madison

First founded as a siding company in 1977 in Waunakee, Wisconsin, our company has evolved into a full-service interior and exterior remodeling resource. With years of industry experience in materials selection, design expertise, and professional custom craftsmanship, we’ve established ourselves as the premier remodeling company in South Central Wisconsin. Our specialties include exterior remodeling including Door and Window Replacement as well as kitchens, baths, and complete home additions.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 608-709-7517  or schedule a free consultation here.

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