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New Ways to Reuse Old Windows

There are so many reasons to replace your old and outdated windows with ENERGY STAR® windows. Aside from the money you’ll save on your utility bills, they can also give any exterior a fresh new look. During a window replacement project, most contractors will haul away the old windows for disposal. Manufacturers will often use these old windows as materials to build new ones. But did you know you can do some recycling of your own, too?

Before you give your installers the go signal to take away the old windows, you might want to think about how they can find new purpose in your home as well. L

Gardening

By removing the glass off of the old sashes, you can reassemble and repaint old windows into a ready-made trellis or arbor for your vines. This might take a little bit of DIY skills on your end as well as a few materials, but the results can be fascinating. Afterward, you can enjoy looking at your garden through your brand-new energy-efficient windows.

Photos

The small inner frames formed by the muntins and mullions can make for interesting frames for a collage of portraits and pictures. If the glazing is still intact, you can even use it to further protect your mounted photographs. Display the frame in the main hallway or as a central piece in a rustic country-style family room.

Cabinets

If your windows installer has not removed the hinges off your old windows, then they could easily be reused as new cabinet faces. Building the cabinets themselves will require additional materials as well as some handyman skills, but with a little creativity, you can easily transform them into a unique fixture.

Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri can help you with all your door and window replacement needs. Give us a call at (417) 351-2801, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation today.

Reviews

"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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