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What is the minimum width for custom replacement windows?

Renewal by Andersen, for example, can make an operable custom-built casement window down to a width of 16 inches.  Using a low-profile composite frame, such as Andersen’s FIBREX, window frames can be much narrower than a bulky vinyl frame. And with a narrow window you will want to have as much glass Read more

Get Wood? Get Aluminum? What’s best for Windows?

When a friend asked me about wood or aluminum for replacement windows… I had to say, "Don't get either!" Why? The answer was simple — “You’ll be wasting your money.” Aluminum is the most thermally inefficient material you could put around a window.  Think about it. There’s a reason why pots Read more

Do you know of any manufacturers that sell fiberglass hopper style windows?

Yes, I can recommend two window manufacturers who do make hopper windows: 1) Andersen is one of the oldest and most respected window manufacturers in the country, if not the world. They have been making high quality windows since 1904. They have a replacement window division that is called Read more

Vinyl Windows are Not a Long Life Option

Here's an answer I shared with a customer who lives at the beach. When you live in a hot climate and you want replacement windows that last a long time, vinyl windows are a poor choice.  This is why: The surface temperature of an average house can reach up to 175 degrees during the summer months, Read more

Installing replacement window: from inside or outside?

I would highly recommend that you first of all purchase a custom made replacement window to fit the existing opening—this does not have a nailing flange and can be installed from the inside and with screws, not with nails. (No nails please.) You won’t disturb the stucco and you won’t have a nailing Read more

Do you have window cleaning tips for Andersen double-hung windows?

We do. While it is pretty easy, there are some steps you have to follow. I recommend you check out my very short window cleaning tips video that takes you through the process. Or you can download my Window Cleaning Guide from my website! Either way, cleaning the glass is easy once you have your Read more

We have an existing door with sidelites that are clear. Do you sell a stained glass insert to cover?

No, but I understand what you mean and stained glass inserts to cover or hang over side lites do exist and I am going to direct you to the following website:  http://www.stainedglassandmore.com/. Beautiful pieces. The company’s located in Savage, Minnesota. Check it out! Let me know if it works out Read more

This bathroom window was installed upside down. Can I reverse the fixed sash?

Rather than flip the sashes around, it’s best just to re-install the window itself correctly. A local handyman can do that for you in an hour. The main reason why you should just re-install the window is this: every glider window has an internal drainage systems in the bottom track. So, if the Read more

Can I get the High Transparency screens if I do not have Andersen windows?

The Tru Scene Screen is made especially to fit the Andersen Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen. They have special locking levers that are positioned to fit the Andersen window. The high transparency screen is made of a stainless steel mesh that has a finer weave and is made of a thinner Read more

Do you have windows with blinds in the glass?

We have Provia patio doors with blinds between the glass, but there are several reasons why I do not carry windows with blinds in the glass: First of all, you are simply going to lose on energy efficiency. The reason being is that when you put blinds between glass you really cannot create a Read more