Many factors can affect the performance of your windows, such as the design and installation. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas discusses the impact your windows’ design has on its overall performance.
Replacement Windows and Sashes
Half of all windows sold are actually installed as replacements. Installing replacement windows in Manhattan presents a wide range of possible situations, which makes it essential to follow manufacturers’ instruction, guidelines, and standards. There are three categories for replacement windows:
● Removal of and total replacement of the original unit
● Placement of a complete new unit within the original frame
● Replacement of the sash only, where the original frame remains and only the operable sash, glazing, and jamb liners are new.
Window Design and Performance
Consider maintaining drainage planes and air or vapor barriers when installing replacement windows. This is so that insulation and air or water vapor barrier continuity is maintained all around the window. You can use foam-in-place sealants to fill any irregular voids between old and new components. This is also the perfect time to check the interior condition of walls and install efficient insulation in the opened areas.
Your replacement sashes should be custom sized and detailed to fit into original window frames. At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas, not only do we custom-fit your Hutchinson windows, but we also offer Low-E glass packages that improve the energy-efficiency of your home. Our window frames feature Fibrex ®, a composite material that mimics the look of wood while possessing the durability of vinyl. Fibrex and our Low-E glass work together to create a highly energy-efficient window
Our team of in-house consultants at Renewal by Andersen of Kansas will be happy to help you design the kind of window that will cater to your energy-efficiency needs. Enjoy beautiful windows while you watch your energy bills decrease every month! Call us today at (855) 871-9140 to speak with one of our experts.