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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

"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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