Many homeowners are remodeling for the long-term, making sure that each component of the home will be safe and comfortable as they “age in place” over the years. While top priorities are often creating a first-floor bedroom and making the bathroom more accessible, don’t ignore your windows when drafting your aging-in-place remodeling plan.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma discusses key features to look for when selecting new windows for your aging-in-place remodeling project.
1. Easy to Open
Ease of operation and accessibility should be top priorities when it comes to aging-in-place windows replacement. Windows that require serious strength to pry open are a bad option for seniors, so look for units that can be opened and closed with minimal effort.
2. Ample Daylighting
Your new windows should be able to provide ample daylighting. This isn’t just for comfort but also for safety purposes, as having plenty of natural light in the home makes it easier to see your surroundings.
Consider window styles with larger glass panes. Casement, double-hung, sliding and picture windows are all good options.
3. Low Maintenance
As you get older, odds are you won’t want to spend a lot of time or effort maintaining your windows. Look for units that are made of high-quality, durable materials that don’t require frequent scraping or repainting.
At Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma, our windows are perfect for people who want to age in place, and will provide comfort and protection to your home for years to come. Call us at (405) 652-1300 to learn more about our services. We offer window replacement services throughout Oklahoma City, OK.