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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

"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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