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How to Select the Right Windows for an Aging-in-Place Upgrade

What is aging in place? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aging in place is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.

How to Select the Right Windows for an Aging-in-Place Upgrade

With more and more of our beloved seniors wanting to remain at home rather than to live in a retirement community, aging in place has risen in popularity in the last few years. Here are a few tips on how to select the right windows if you or a family member is thinking about aging in place.

Ease of Maintenance

Regular window upkeep also becomes an issue as you get older so it is important to install windows that require very little maintenance. Invest in high-quality vinyl windows that are easy to clean. Self-cleaning glass with a special coating that activates using the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays is also recommended.

Ease of Operation

With so many window options available in the market today, picking the right one can be a bit challenging. However, when you are designing to age in place, installing windows that are easy to use is paramount. This is why home remodeling companies recommend sliding windows that glide easily over a track or maybe a casement window with a smooth crank so that they are easy to open, even for elderly people with mobility issues.

Wide Glass Area

Getting windows with an expansive glass area is also ideal for seniors who have poor eyesight. A large window will let in lots of natural light, which will help you see things better. Natural light is also your primary source of Vitamin D. This helps keep your bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D also helps regulate blood pressure and can even ward off seasonal depression.

Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis is the leading source of high-quality replacement windows and doors in St. Louis, MO. If you are looking for a reputable company to help you design your forever home, then be sure to give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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