Step 1: Look beyond the windows
Sometimes it is easier to simply take a step back. Ask yourself what you really want to do with your home — not just with your windows, but with your home. What experiences do you want to create? For example: Do you want to let in more natural light? Create more air flow? Prevent outside air from creeping in? Make things more modern? Maybe you want to open up an entire wall to create a panoramic view or impressive indoor/outdoor space. Even if you think you just need to fix your current windows, getting new windows is generally a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, so you want to make sure you choose something you’ll love in the long run.
Step 2: Think colors and design
And what about window type? Do you want floor-to-ceiling windows? Do you want them to open up-and-down, slide open, or crank open from the side? If you’re not familiar with all the different types of windows, you can browse windows by window type here. Maybe what you’re really looking for isn’t a window at all, but a door instead. That can be a great way to open your home to a backyard patio area.
The options are virtually endless, and we have the expertise and options that cover pretty much everything. But if you’re still not sure about the exact type of window you need and what all the differences are, don’t worry, Step 3 will help you.
Step 3: Get a certified dealer to find the right fit
By approaching an Andersen Certified Dealer with what you want to do, they can help identify the exact window to make it happen. In the end, your home should be a place you love to come back to and spend time in every day. Windows are a big part of that and can really change the way a home looks and feels. And since getting new windows is something you likely won’t do often, it’s important to take time to think about what experiences you want them to help create in your home.