Our needs change as we grow older. This goes the same for when it comes to our needs for new windows. When moving towards retirement, people need to consider home gadgets, appliances and home fixtures. For instance, when purchasing a new bed, preference may vary depending on the stage of life.
When looking for replacement windows for a senior home, consider a few things before making the final decision.
Convenience is essential to everyone, especially to older adults. Convenience can alleviate an elderly’s home routine. As we age, we become less flexible, our strength is reduced, and endurance is shortened. The right window replacement to consider must include a handy slider or easy to operate cranks.
There are various materials available today to achieve window privacy. Traditional materials include acrylic blocks, decorative window film and shades or blinds. There are also technologically advanced windows to choose from called smart glass technology that can easily change window shades from clear to black with a push of a button.
Windows look nicer and safer when they are clean and damage-free. Find one that needs minimal maintenance like Fibrex®, a combination of wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer. The combination of the materials used in Fibrex offers superior performance. In addition, you do not need to worry about rotting, decaying or molding windows for years and years to come since Fibrex can last longer than wood or vinyl.
These quick tips can help anyone in choosing the right replacement windows to get more comfort in their long-term homes. Get more aging-in-place ideas from our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio. Give us a call at (419) 931-6970, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Findlay and other nearby areas.