Bedrooms have unique requirements, more than just being able to capture a great view. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island discusses the key factors you should consider when choosing replacement windows for your bedroom.
1. Building codes — Local and international building codes have specific requirements for bedroom windows. Bedrooms, as well as every other room that allows an occupant to sleep in it, needs to have at least one window that allows egress for emergencies. Egress windows need to be at least 24 inches tall, 20 inches wide, and 44 inches from the floor at the most, with a net clear opening of at least 5 square feet. These windows also need to be easy to open from the inside, a requirement that may inform your hardware and window style choices.
2. Sound insulation — With more people working and studying from home, windows that can block outdoor noise are becoming a necessity. Fortunately, energy-efficient windows are made with materials that naturally block sound. Our replacement windows feature Fibrex® material frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that are proven to dramatically reduce curb noise when the windows are closed.
3. Home style — The challenge with certain architectural styles is you need to balance practical aspects like energy efficiency and durability with fidelity to the original style. This means your home’s architectural style informs your choice of bedroom windows. One of the greatest benefits of custom replacement windows is you can choose a particular window style, as well as its colors, finishes and grille, without worrying about availability.
4. Permanent components — Stone, brick and other permanent components on the exterior are important considerations when choosing bedroom windows, particularly for curb-facing rooms. Some materials call for certain combinations of styles, colors and finishes, and in many homes, the interior and exterior doesn’t always match. This is why Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are available with different interior and exterior options, including stainable oak, pine and maple interior finishes.
Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island is your leading provider of popular bedroom window styles such as double hung windows. Give us a call at (631) 843-1713. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Long Island and the surrounding communities.