Sometimes, when choosing a replacement window, less is more. Windows with simple designs, such as picture windows, complement a wide variety of interior styles and draw attention to the views outside instead of to themselves. Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, a top window company in the state, is here to show you how to make the most of picture windows.
A replacement window can be a significant investment, which is why you should do your research before making a purchase. To help you get started, Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, your go-to choice for dependable windows and replacement doors in Tennessee, shares what you should consider.
Around seven decades ago, the only window frame choices for residential infrastructures were wood and mill-finish. The Aluminum Window Manufacturers Association established the first industry standard for aluminum alloys in 1947 for the structural strength of double-hung aluminum windows.
Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville is not just a local window contractor. We are a proud home improvement retailer that manufactures and sells custom-built windows and patio doors built in the United States of America. We believe in superior quality, skilled craftsmanship and products that are built to last. That’s something each and every one of us is proud of.
A favorite among homeowners for its design flexibility and classic appeal, casement windows also provide expansive views. It’s important to remember, however, that no matter how visually appealing a window is, it‘s of little use to you if it can’t do its primary task—providing ventilation for your home. And for it to do that, it needs to be able to open and close properly.
To ensure your casement windows will remain functional and visually appealing, you need to do a bit of maintenance work from time to time. Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma shares some tips below.
Avoid Using Paint on Wooden Windows
If you have wooden casement windows and want to customize their color and finish, use a shellac-based primer instead of paint; paint can cause window panels to stick to each other.
If, however, paint was already applied to the windows and the panels have become stuck, don’t try to force them open; any damage incurred this way may void your warranty. Instead, call a contractor.
It would also be worth considering ordering custom windows from manufacturers. Some companies, like Renewal by Andersen, give their customers the option of designing their own windows and manufacture them according to their specifications. That way, you can customize your windows without running the risk of damaging them.
Tighten Loose Screws
Loose screws on the hinges may make it hard for you to close the windows properly. Tightening them should fix the problem.
Lubricate the Crank Mechanism
Hinges, alongside the window’s crank mechanism, may get rusty over time. To prevent rust build-up, lubricate the two from time to time.
To make the task easier, we recommend using lithium grease in a tube with a long nozzle that will allow you to target the rusty parts. After applying grease, don’t open the windows just yet; let it seep into the hinges first and then close and own open windows to distribute the lubricant evenly.
However, if you’re experiencing too many issues with your casement windows despite frequently maintaining it, it may be time for a window replacement.
Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of premium windows, from casement windows to picture windows. To get an estimate, call us at (405) 212-5936 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK.