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Questions to Ask During a Window Replacement Consultation

The first meeting between homeowner and window replacement consultant is the proverbial first step to getting the right replacement windows for your home. You get to ask critical questions that will help your potential replacement contractor understand your goals in getting new windows.

How Do These Windows Work?

If you haven’t had your windows replaced in a long time or if you’re switching to an unfamiliar window style, it always is a good idea to ask how it works. One of the best improvements in recent years is window styles that facilitate easy cleaning. Standard window styles like double hung, sliding and casement windows now have window sashes that can be tilted, removed or reached around for easy cleaning. With these features, you can decide whether a certain window style will work for you.

Can I Choose Different Interior and Exterior Colors or Finishes?

Unless you’re planning on a complete home renovation, finding windows that match your home’s existing decor and color palette right out of the box can take some work. You can choose unfinished options that can be painted after installation; however, you will need to adhere to a regular maintenance regimen that includes scraping and repainting the frames every few years. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen® offers custom replacement windows that allow color pairs of your choice with low-maintenance finishes.

Do the Windows Comply With Building Codes?

International building codes require egress windows in some parts of the house, which means they need to be at certain dimensions and sill height. Don’t worry, you’re not expected to memorize these codes. We at Renewal by Andersen are well-versed on all applicable building codes and will make sure that your new windows will be code-compliant.

How Do You Plan Around Other Contractors’ Services?

We understand that windows are installed on walls that are built by other contractors, with parts like the siding that may be under warranty. Or, perhaps your window installation project is part of a series of renovations. In any case, you need to make sure your replacement window contractor will take care to leave other parts of the house virtually untouched, except for your windows.

Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco is your leading provider of replacement windows. Give us a call at (510) 263-3210, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in San Francisco, CA, and nearby areas.


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