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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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"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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