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How to Choose Windows for Every Room in Your Home

Every room in your home has a different set of requirements and, therefore, may need different window styles. To help you, here’s a quick guide on how to choose replacement windows for every room in your home.

 

How To Choose Windows For Every Room In Your Home

Living Room

The living room is usually the biggest room in the house so it needs as much natural lighting as possible. Take full advantage of strong but even lighting that comes through south-facing windows by installing windows with large glass areas, such as bay and bow windows. Window walls are another option, though they may reveal too much of the living room when viewed from the curb.

If you have east- or west-facing windows, choose window glass with low emissivity (Low-E) coatings. They help block ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat from the sun, which can make your indoor space more comfortable as well as prevent fading on fabrics. Low-E coatings are proven to be so effective that Renewal by Andersen® energy-efficient windows all have this feature.

Kitchen

Kitchens are always busy. It needs no-fuss windows that allows natural light in, but in a way that complements the other lighting fixtures in the kitchen. Operable windows are essential to easily purge kitchen odors and excess humidity that comes from cooking, but you need the kind that requires minimal effort to open and close. Sliding windows are the ideal window style for kitchens, though if you prefer a more traditional look, double hung windows are a great option, too. Our double hung windows feature counterweights in the frames, which make it easier to lift the sashes.

Bedrooms

Bedroom windows should double as egress windows as required by international building codes. This means bedroom windows should have a minimum opening size at a minimum sill height. The occupant should be able to open the window in an uncomplicated manner. Double hung windows are the best window style because they’re familiar and easy to operate, and can be built to the right size.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis is your leading provider of popular replacement window styles, including casement windows. Give us a call at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Charles, MO, and nearby areas.

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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