Do you plan to have an aging-in-place setup for your home? If you answered yes, then you need to put some thought into choosing the right window options. Some windows are considered more suitable for a home with this kind of setup, and our window replacement experts are here to tell you what you should look for so you can pick those kinds of windows.
The number one priority for an aging-in-place setup should be accessibility. As people grow older, they start to have mobility problems. Windows with ergonomic features like smooth rails for easier operation or longer handles to reduce wrist strain are considered a must-have for this kind of home setup.
Low Maintenance Requirements
You don’t want to keep worrying about your window when you grow older. This is why our experts recommend keeping your list of choices to low-maintenance windows. For example, double-hung windows made of Fibrex® frame are basically immune to moisture damage, so they don’t need as much maintenance as a regular wood or metal window. Ideally, a window should be checked once or twice a year at most.
As people age, they also tend to be more sensitive to things like temperature or humidity changes. A well-insulated window will minimize the effects of outdoor factors that can compromise the level of comfort inside your home. This is why it’s important to make sure that the window has good seals and features, such as low-emissivity (low-E glass) and frame materials with good thermal insulation.
Whether you’re getting double-hung or casement windows, it’s important to check whether they will be installed by a certified window contractor. This is to make sure that everything is set up according to manufacturer’s specifications, and they will be covered by product or service warranties should an installation mistake cause an issue later on.
Let us help you pick the right windows for your home. Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego is the leading window and door contractor in San Diego, CA. You can call us at (858) 877-5172 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.