Replacement windows are one of the most affordable upgrades you can make to add value and energy efficiency to your home. Besides looking great, new windows can also help to reduce your monthly heating bills during the winter and reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system.

At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we’re committed to installing beautiful high-performance replacement windows throughout the Twin Cities area. We believe in keeping homeowners involved throughout the window replacement process from start to finish. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to keep you informed when you’re getting ready to replace your windows. Connect with us to schedule your window replacement and save on your heating costs this winter.

Deciding on a Window Design

Don’t be limited by conventional ideas when it comes to replacing your windows. Designers today are using windows in creative ways to add appeal and interest throughout a home. To flood a room with natural light, consider flanking a fixed window with window lites on both sides or positioning several windows in a row. You can also customize details like the interior and exterior colors and frames.

There are more choices available than you may realize. These are some of the most common types of windows:

●        Casement windows

●        Double-Hung windows

●        Transom windows

●        Picture windows

●        Bay and bow windows

●        Awning windows

●        Slider windows

●        Fixed windows

Window Components

It may be helpful to learn the various window components when you’re replacing your windows. Here is a list of common window component terms:

●        Sash: This is the frame that holds the glass of the window in its place.

●        Stiles: A window’s vertical supports located on the sides and making up part of the frame.

●        Glazing: Single, double, and triple glazing refers to the number of glass layers inside the window frame. Triple or double glazing is more efficient than single glazing.

●        Muntins: A window’s decorative grids that divide its glass into sections.

●        Sill or windowsill: The part of the window that sticks out beneath the window like a mini shelf.

●        Apron: The horizontal board underneath the sill.

●        Casing: The molding surrounding the window both inside and outside the home.

●        Latch: A window’s locking device.

Twin Cities Window Replacement from Anderson Exteriors

From bay windows to casement windows, you’ll love the look of replacement windows on your Twin Cities home. To get inspired, visit our online gallery and gather ideas for your new replacement windows. Call us for a free estimate on your windows at 763-323-0970 or contact us online today.