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Replacement Windows 101: Choosing the Best Hardware

Many homeowners who are doing a home remodeling project think that choosing new windows ends at picking a window type. However, choosing the right window style for your home is just the first step. For windows that are truly beautiful and functional, you also have to take the time to select the best window hardware.

Know Your Options

If you’re wondering why there are countless hardware options for windows, it’s because each piece serves a specific purpose and fits a specific window type or part. For example, sashes or window frames require locks and handles as well as pulleys, cords and stops for older windows. As for casement windows, there are latches, hinges and bolts that allow for operability.

Function First, Appearance Second

When it comes to windows, functionality takes precedence over everything else. Only after you’ve ensured that the hardware is sturdy and functions as it should can you focus on the next most important thing, which is aesthetics. There are window hardware options that come in different materials, such as cast iron, solid brass or bronze. Of course, you have to pick the ones that won’t clash with your home’s overall look.

Security Aspects

While aesthetically pleasing window hardware is relatively important, always keep in mind that windows should also offer security. You can ask your preferred window company about the security features that their products have and whether these can be fitted on your new windows.

When you choose to work with Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, you can rest assured that your windows and their hardware are sturdy, secure and aesthetically pleasing. We also offer patio and entry doors that are equally durable and elegant. Call us today at (314) 983-9977 to schedule a free in-home consultation. You can also contact us here. We serve St Louis, MO.

Reviews

"Scheduled for December, Installed in October, High quality windows and Excellent install team. I haven't seen people work together like that in years. I am definitely impressed."

Raymond Mills
Oct 13, 2022

"The service provided by Renewal by Anderson is great, both on the sales and the installation side. Our sales representative was very accommodating and helpful. The installation crew was efficient and they all were professional. These are really nice windows and a great upgrade especially from builder-grade windows."

Brad Allen
Nov 17, 2022

"It is great to do business with a company that still cares about what they do and respects the end goals. We appreciate your craftsmanship professionalism, and cannot say enough about the wonderful experience. It was clear from the onset of the installation we got the A Team and we certainly appreciate that."

1speedwagon
Nov 17, 2022

"Everyone I worked with from setting up the initial appointment to the salesman to the installers to everyone who checked on us and kept us updated on the progress of the windows was courteous, professional, and responsive. There’s always someone who is willing to answer your question without jumping through hoops which is rare these days! The installers were on time, did a beautiful job, cleaned up the space better than I expected, and even helped me with some blinds I couldn’t remove and fixed my squeaky front door! I’ve already recommended Renewal by Anderson to friends!"

Karen Mortillaro
Nov 19, 2022

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