There are so many window replacement options to choose from, but the first choice you’ll have to make is whether to go with custom- or standard-sized windows. Today, we discuss why opting for custom windows is always a better bet.
Off-the-shelf replacement windows offer little when it comes to customization options, which means you’re pretty much stuck with what’s available. Take energy efficiency, for instance; if you’re after substantial energy savings, you have to know your home’s requirements in terms of U-Factor, solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), and other energy ratings and hope that the window supplier will have what you need in stock.
With Renewal by Andersen® custom windows, however, you can have everything tweaked to your home’s exact requirements, as well as benefit from energy-efficient materials such as our exclusive Fibrex® frame material and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages.
There’s also the matter of size. Off-the-rack windows are only available in certain sizes, which means if your existing window openings don’t match, you will have to make the adjustments. This is risky and often results in windows that don’t fit quite right, leading to drafts or even leaks. With custom windows, you can be confident that whatever window style you choose, whether double-hung or casement windows, will provide excellent energy efficiency along with all the other features you care about.
Custom windows are also safer to install since no modifications will need to be made to your window openings. This is especially important if your home has several stories. Plus, custom replacement windows are made of materials stronger than typical pre-built windows. You can rest easy knowing that your windows will provide excellent, long-lasting durability.
Customization doesn’t end at size or window style, of course; you can choose from a wide selection of colors, grilles and hardware options, including stainable pine, oak or maple finishes. With Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, you can even choose two completely different sets of interior and exterior frame and hardware colors to better match your home’s existing color palette. And thanks to the low-maintenance benefits of our Fibrex material frames, your custom windows can stay beautiful for a long time with minimal effort.
Learn more about our custom window styles, including bay windows, by calling Renewal by Andersen of Seattle today at (206) 686-7733. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and around Seattle.