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TOP 3 DOOR AND WINDOW REPLACEMENT MISTAKES TO AVOID – PART 2: CHOOSING THE WRONG DOOR AND WINDOW DESIGN

It takes time and effort to do research for your door or window replacement, but it’s almost always well worth the effort. Proper research can help you figure out what to expect before, during and after your project, helping it be a stress-free process. Even after doing your research though, you may be tempted to think that all doors and windows available on the market are the same. This is an easy mistake to make, especially if you’re upgrading from extremely old units. Any window or door would represent a huge step up from what you’ve been living with!

Top 3 Door And Window Replacement Mistakes To Avoid Part 2 Choosing The Wrong Door And Window Design

It’s important to note that these units vary significantly t in br and, design and material. There are plenty of options available for every need, so take the time to consult the experts about the ideal styles for your specific architecture. To help you avoid choosing the wrong doors and windows for your home, here’s a rundown of which units are ideal, depending on your home style.

  • Traditional – Traditional homes exude a simple yet timeless appeal. Numerous home styles can fall under this category, including Cape Cod, Colonial and Georgian. For doors, it’s best to choose entryway units made of wood or fiberglass in wood stain finishes for a classic look. For windows, bays and bows go well with these traditional home styles because of their eye-catching structure, while double-hung windows are ideal as well for their timeless design.
  • Contemporary – Contemporary structures are characterized by sleek designs, clean lines and asymmetrical shapes. They feature large and open spaces. Because of their clean, minimalist look, contemporary homes go well with simple entryways with geometric shapes and metallic finishes. To make doors look a little more inviting, try choosing doors in a warm, wood finish. For windows, replacement units with expansive glass areas, such as picture and sliding windows, make great choices.

Security is one of the top functions of your doors and windows, but is often  overlooked. In Part 3 of this blog series, we’ll talk about how you can avoid security-related mistakes during the replacement process.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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