Buying a new home can feel overwhelming with all the things you need to consider before putting in an offer. While the square footage, cost, location and overall value of your new home are the primary concerns, there are other features that may cost you in the long run if you fail to consider them during the buying process.
In particular, don’t forget to assess the quality of the windows. Here’s what you need to look for:
- Indoor-Outdoor Transition – Homes that have a seamless indoor-outdoor transition are especially popular these days. Look for a home with large, panoramic windows and a glass patio door. With this design, your indoor living space will feel open, bright and cheerful, and you’ll have easy, convenient access to the patio when the weather is nice.
- Comfort and Energy Efficiency – Homebuyers want replacement windows that are designed to help, not hinder, the effort to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Windows that have dual-pane glass and low-E coatings do the trick. For example, our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass helps keep homes warm in winter and cooler during summer months, easing the burden on the HVAC system and thus leading to lower energy bills.
- Maintenance Requirements – Older windows tend to need a lot of maintenance, which can prove onerous. Look for windows that perform well with minimal maintenance. The frame material plays a big part in determining how much maintenance a window will need. At Renewal by Andersen, all our windows are built with Fibrex®, an innovative composite material that combines the strength and durability of wood with the low-maintenance nature of vinyl.
If you’re ready to install replacement windows in your new home, schedule your FREE, in-home estimate with Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod. Simply call us at (508) 205-1200 or complete our form to get started. We serve residents in Cape Cod and the surrounding MA communities.