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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

"Renewal was fantastic! They kept you in the loop from ordering to installation. They informed you at every step of the process of what was happening. The installers were kind, courteous, and professional. Everything was cleaned up after the installation. It was as if they hadn't been there except to see your beautiful new windows. I highly recommend them."

Angie Klevorn
Nov 21, 2023

"3rd time using RBA for window replacement. Again, a very positive experience, the windows are great, the installation was done right, the professionalism was apparent from start to finish. Still have existing windows to be replaced and will definitely use RBA again to do it in the future."

Doug Dick
Nov 21, 2023

"Renewal by Andersen was a good experience for us in replacement of our windows. From the initial meeting with the sales representative, Leslie, through the waiting period for manufacturing, and then to the installment process, our experience was excellent! Communication is key for me and we were kept informed and updated as our windows were being ordered and manufactured. Calls to update us on the installation process were welcomed and appreciated. They know how much is too much so they don't pester you with unnecessary contact. We love our new windows!!! Did I say that already??😂 We can tell a major difference in reduced Street noise and also the temperature at our windows. Excellent company, highly recommend!!"

Paula Null
Nov 15, 2023

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