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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

"Love the windows and patio door. We want to finish the whole house when we can financially. We give Anderson and employees, especially the sales rep Mike that came to our house, the highest rating. Mike was knowledgeable and courteous. Also not high pressure."

Gail Wilson | O FALLON, MO
January, 1

"Our installation team was top notch. While they said they were sending a "team"to install 21 windows it was only two people. But I see why, the process was seamless and everything was done correctly and consistently with the leadership of Clayton. We had a tiny problem with one window within a week of installation and their response time was prompt to remedy the situation. Our windows are beautiful. Our home is warm and cozy."

Eileen McKeon | St. Charles,
January, 1

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