Window replacement isn’t as straightforward as removing the old ones and installing new units in their place. In fact, you should also make sure your replacement windows comply with local codes.
Energy conservation: Most home improvement projects today take energy efficiency into account. This is especially true with window replacement. Given how energy codes limit U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient, you’ll want to carefully choose the materials and glass used for your windows. Turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio for this.
Our replacement windows use exclusive Fibrex® composite, which offers wood’s durability and superior insulating properties, and combines them with vinyl’s low-maintenance performance. Fibrex keeps an airtight seal that reduces heat transfer through your windows. You can pair this framing material with our advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, which lets in good natural light – minus the heat and damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays – keeping your space comfortable while lowering energy bills.
Safety glazing: This refers to the feature some glass has that makes it harder to break. Some codes require adding safety glazing in windows that are installed in “hazardous” locations. These include the areas near landings, stairs and walkways, or around bathtubs and showers.
Fall protection: There are codes in place that require window sills to be of a specific height. This serves to protect younger children from injury should they fall through an open window.
Emergency escape and rescue: This involves the window openings and may require that window sill heights can’t be no more than 44 inches above the finished floor. This way, in case of emergencies, the windows can be safely used to make a quick exit. It’s important to comply with local codes regarding window replacement not only because it prevents issues later on, but because these codes exist for your personal safety, as well.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio for all your window replacement needs. We proudly serve the areas in and around Bowling Green, Perrysburg and Sylvania, OH. Call us today at (419) 931-6087, or fill out this contact form to schedule your quote.