Schedule a Free Consultation

Aging-In-Place Features Your Replacement Windows Should Have

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 20% of the country’s population will be over the traditional retirement age by 2029. Many homeowners are choosing to spend their later years at home instead of in assisted living facilities, which accounts for the surge in popularity of upgrades like walk-in toilets and grab bars. If you are among these homeowners, then here are the aging-in-place features you should look for in your replacement windows.

Aging-In-Place Features Your Replacement Windows Should Have

 

Easy to Operate Windows

Our hands lose their strength as we age; therefore, you will need windows that can be easily opened from the inside with minimal effort. Sliding windows with simple latches certainly fit the bill. In comparison, other window styles may require two hands (double hung windows) or more effort (casement windows) to open.

There’s a certain rule of thumb that interior designers follow when choosing fixtures and door handles for aging-in-place upgrades: if it can be used without exerting a full grip, then it can be used by persons with limited dexterity, such as those with arthritic hands.

Windows That Increase Privacy

While privacy can be controlled with various types of window treatments, you probably won’t want to be replacing and washing curtains in your later years. Obscured or textured glass balance privacy with natural lighting and, on operable window styles, ventilation. We at Renewal by Andersen® offer energy-efficient windows with optional obscured glass options.

Low-Maintenance Windows

Another thing you probably won’t want to do in your later years is scraping and repainting your windows, which can become more difficult to do as you age. The solution is to choose low-maintenance windows. While many people see vinyl as the go-to solution, it’s not as durable, and the color selection is often limited.

This is why Renewal by Andersen replacement window frames and sashes are made with our exclusive Fibrex® material. Made of wood fibers and polymer, Fibrex provides the strength and natural insulation of wood with the low-maintenance benefits of vinyl. Additionally, our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages feature exterior coatings that remove up to 99% of water spots when activated by sunlight.

Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri is your leading provider of ENERGY STAR® windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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

View All Reviews