Our Renewal by Andersen customers depend on us to give them useful information so they can make informed decisions. Some of the most common questions we hear are about the design and installation processes.
We realize that updating your windows and doors is a big choice, but it doesn’t have to be life-altering.
Step 1: The First Contact
First, it’s important to know that you are always in the driver’s seat. Our professional window consultants guide you through the process, but you make all the important decisions along the way. Most of our customers even initiate the relationship by calling or submitting an online inquiry. The journey begins with that first point of contact, when you invite us into your home.
Here’s what happens when you start the journey to update your windows and patio doors with Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC.
Step 2: In-Home Consultation and Inspection
A window design specialist comes to your home to inspect and measure your existing windows at a prearranged time convenient for you – and your spouse if you’re married. Whether you want to replace a single patio door, a few windows or every patio door and window in your home, we’ll carefully examine your windows and doors, checking for structural damage and weaknesses that may waste your hard-earned money by allowing air and moisture to pass into or out of your home.
Since we custom build each window to fit the existing window opening left when your original windows are removed, we carefully and precisely measure all windows scheduled for replacement. Upgrading your home with custom-built replacement windows lowers the time and expense involved during the installation process since the job won’t involve extensive construction and rehabilitation.
Step 3: Exploring Window Design Features and Options
After a tour of your home, we’ll show you our portfolio of window styles. It is important to consider exterior architectural details, which windows have full sun exposure and which ones are shaded by landscaping, terrain or other environmental elements.
We have seven basic window styles that include:
- Bays and Bows
- Picture Windows
- Sliding Windows (also known as gliders)
- Specialty Windows: Unique shapes such as triangle, half circle and trapezoid
You’ll also need to decide which windows will open and close for ventilation. Casements, awnings, double-hung windows and sliders are always operational. Picture windows and specialty windows are normally fixed, meaning they don’t open and close. Bay and Bow Windows can be operational or fixed (or a little of both), depending on your preference and ventilation needs.
During the design exploration phase of your replacement window journey, you’ll also select grille styles and patterns, hardware and insect screens. One of the most important decisions during this process is deciding on the type of glass for your replacement windows. Glass options significantly affect the energy-efficiency and light control you’ll gain by upgrading your windows.
Step 4: Considering the Budget and Placing the Order
Once you have decided about the frame colors, grille patterns, glass options and styles, your window consultant will prepare a written price estimate for building and installing your new windows. Since our 20/2/10 warranty covers parts, labor and installation, we only use our highly trained and qualified staff to complete your installation.
You’ll have plenty of time to review the estimate and ask any questions you have about product components, warranty coverage, expected installation date and price. If you’re confident that the designs you chose are exactly what you want, and you agree with the price, we’ll prepare a contract and start the ordering process.
Step 5: Installation and Approval
It may take several weeks for the factory to construct the new windows and get them shipped to Virginia or Washington, DC – depending on the time of year and the number of orders in progress when we finalize your purchase agreement. Once your windows have been built and inspected, the factory confirms a shipping date and we contact you to arrange a date for installation.
When you approve of the installation, the only thing left to do is relax and enjoy your new windows and/or patio doors.
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC: Your Replacement Window Guide
While updating your windows isn’t necessarily life altering, you will see some pretty amazing benefits once your replacement window installation is completed. You’ll notice it is easier to control the temperature and humidity in your home. You’ll likely see a drop in your utility bills since our manufacturing standards for energy-efficiency are among the most rigorous in the industry. And, you’ll find that you have better control over the amount of light that enters your home. So, life altering? Not necessarily. But, life enhancing? Definitely.
Call us today at 1-877-915-9940 or fill in the form on this page for more information.