Size does matter, especially when you’re choosing new windows for your home. It’s an important factor that directly affects not only your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency, but your personal safety and comfort, as well. So how exactly do you get started with your selection? Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, the premier custom windows company in the Oak Ridge, TN, area, shares a few handy tips.
Bigger, Smaller or Just Right
The fact is that windows are one of the most highly customizable components of your home. Unless you’re getting ready-made ones from a store (but why would you?), how big or small you want your new windows to be is generally up to you. There are a few instances, however, where they have to be sized just right. For example, if you’re replacing the windows in your bedroom, basement or bathroom, it’s more than likely that your local building department will have a say about their size.
That’s because egress windows are typically required in these areas. You have to be able to exit your home easily and safely during an emergency, so the windows need to be sized just right. Aside from width and height, style also plays a huge role. Casement and sliding windows usually meet local codes for units because they operate smoothly.
Window Size is Also Affected by Your Specific Needs
You need to have a reason you’re choosing a specific size for your windows. To get the most out of them, make sure to pick something bigger or smaller depending on the results you want. You should:
Pick bigger windows if you want to maximize your home’s viewing area. That stunning view of the sunset or mountains will only be wasted if the windows on that side of your Oak Ridge, TN, home are small and insignificant. Larger windows are ideal for framing that view to best effect.
Choose smaller windows for sufficient privacy. Some bathroom or bedroom windows should be big enough to use an exit for emergencies–but not too big that they don’t give you enough privacy. This is especially crucial for windows that face the street or the home next door.
Go for bigger windows to let more natural light in. Larger windows are effective for daylighting. Because they help illuminate your home naturally during the daytime, you can save a fair amount on your lighting bills.
Get smaller windows to maintain a consistent temperature. The fact is that bigger windows usually mean a larger glass area, which allows heat or cold to transfer more easily into your space. But there’s actually a way for windows to maintain a consistent indoor environment while still being large-sized–you just need to choose one with the right glazing.
What to Expect From Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville
Choosing the right window size is just one of the many decisions you’ll have to make in window replacement. Factors such as framing material, glass technology and customization also need to be considered. But you don’t have to go about this project alone. For a smoother and easier start on your picture or custom windows installation, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville. Here’s what to expect when you choose us for your window upgrade in Oak Ridge, TN:
Full Customer Protection. Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville is fully licensed and insured. We also carry workers’ compensation and liability coverage, ensuring you’ll be covered on the off chance something untoward occurs in your property during the installation. Because we are already familiar with the building regulations and requirements specific to this area, you’re also sure that your project will be done up to code.
High-Quality Window Selection. Our options, ranging from classic casement and double-hung, to sleek picture and sliding windows, all use a revolutionary composite material called Fibrex®. It combines the superior durability and insulating properties of wood with the low-maintenance value of vinyl. The result are windows that can tough out extreme weather and temperature, allowing for solid and long-lasting performance.
Our Fibrex® replacement windows in Oak Ridge, TN, keep an airtight seal that prevents significant energy loss. Their energy-saving performance is further augmented if paired with our advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. This helps keep your home thermally comfortable by managing the heat that transfers into your home depending on the season.
Extensive Window Warranties. Our selection of replacement units, including bay windows, are warranted under a fully transferable limited warranty that covers parts, labor, and original installation services. To detail, our Fibrex window parts and High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass come with 20-year coverage against defects in manufacturing, materials, and workmanship. Components other than glass, plus the exterior color finish, have 10-year coverage, while the installation work is warranted for a period of two years.
Exceptional Workmanship. Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville uses a streamlined window replacement process that covers every aspect of your project. From your initial consultation and design review, to the actual installation and final walkthrough, we’ll guide you every step of the way. The result: perfectly installed windows and a positive, rewarding experience.
Schedule Your Window Consultation!
Looking to get new double-hung or bay windows for your home? You need not look any further than Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville for the highest quality options. Our skilled representatives will be more than happy to help you customize your lovely new windows so they can match seamlessly with your home style and exterior. We proudly serve the areas in and around Knoxville and Oak Ridge, TN. Call us today at (865) 221-7970 or fill out this contact form to schedule your window evaluation.