At Renewal by Andersen®, we have made crafting custom specialty windows into an art form. This allows our customers more freedom to use our superior replacement windows in various creative ways that maximize their use and performance. One such application that’s gaining ground in housing trends recently is specialty windows used in lieu of a kitchen backsplash.
Space-saving home solutions remain one of the top trends in home improvement and remodeling projects this year. In the windows replacement industry, this is greatly exemplified by the growing demand for sliders: doors and windows with a sliding operation. However, like most other home improvement features, they are not without problems.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) uses certain specific standards to measure the quality and performance of replacement window products. Contractors use these ratings to find the right window solutions for their clients. While some of these numbers can be a bit technical, it still pays to understand what they mean. Familiarizing yourself with these performance standards means you’ll be making more informed decisions the next time you shop around for a window replacement.
Renewal by Andersen® window replacement products are designed for easy cleaning. Whether it’s a simple picture window or a unique specialty window with a complex operation, we make it a point to build our products with easy and simple maintenance as one of our defining features. Still, many homeowners remain baffled about how to properly clean certain styles, particularly casement windows.
A piece of trivia: did you know that the jalousie window was derived from the French word jaloux, which meant jealousy? Apparently, its design provoked jealousy from outsiders because those inside a home with a jalousie could peer outside, but one outside couldn’t see inside. This outdated notion came to refer to an outdated window type in itself during the 1960s when central air conditioning became common.