Windows FAQ

Replacement Window Questions & Answers

How do I know I need to replace my windows?

Happened to be standing or sitting in front of your windows on a Florida sunny day, or better yet put a candle near the window. If you see the flame flicker and you feel a draft, that’s a sign that your windows are letting outside air come in, and the cooled air inside your home is escaping. Replacing your old windows with energy efficient, custom windows is a smart decision. New replacement windows have improved thermal and insulating properties in the glass that eliminates drafts, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

What does Green Seal Certification mean and why is it important?

Green Seal Certification is the national nonprofit environmental organization that awards a “Green Seal” to products that meet environmental standards for energy efficiency. Energy Star® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star® windows are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council, an independent industry-wide standard for rating windows based on thermal insulating performance.

How long does the install take?

Most installations can be done in a day. Our window design consultant will meet with you to show you a style and color options in choosing new replacement windows for your home. After you’ve made your style and color choices, our installer will come do exact measurements and determine whether you need full frame replacement or only insert replacement. Then we’ll order you windows and schedule the installation day with you. It’s a very easy and hassle-free process.

What happens during the free consultation?

Some of our homeowners know exactly what they want when our consultants walk in the door—they know the number of windows, what style, what colors, even which hardware. But for many homeowners, this is uncharted territory. When you schedule your free in-home design consultation, here’s what will happen:

  • First, we’ll listen to you about your goals and the vision you have for your new windows.
  • We’ll inspect your home’s current window situation and identify any unique design and installation challenges.
  • We’ll talk with you about ways to balance beauty and budget, and come up with a design solution(s) that fits your home, your timeline, and your bottom line.

Your design consultant will look for the best possible deal for you—letting you know of any current specials or offers running, configuring quantity discounts, and walking you through all of our flexible payment options. Your consultant will draw up an electronic contract through our iPad® app and have it ready for you along with a detailed estimate and pricing good for one year.

Where are my windows built? Who builds them?

After you decide you move forward with Renewal by Andersen, your project specs are sent to our newly expanded state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove, MN—only a few miles down the river from where Andersen Corporation came to life over 100 years ago.  Your windows are custom crafted and made-to-order with precision and care by our dedicated employees who take great pride in their work.

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