Home improvement is not always about aesthetics—you’ll want to keep accessibility in mind, as well. With the number of homeowners age 65 and over growing continuously, it is becoming crucial that the living spaces they inhabit remain safe and comfortable. Are you planning to do some remodeling this season? Now might be the perfect time to incorporate aging-in-place features into your home. Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island shares how you can do this through newer, better doors and windows.
Get easily operable windows and doors. As you get older, opening and closing doors and windows can become more difficult. That’s why you need to pick the right window style when integrating aging-in-place. Choose casement windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island. They operate via a crank for effortless operation. We also have sleek gliding windows you can operate by pushing the sashes to the side. Both are especially handy for older people with postural or mobility issues.
Invest in windows and doors with a larger glass area. Aging-in-place refers to the concept of creating spaces that allow people entering their golden years to live at home for as long as possible. Getting new windows and doors can help with this because they can provide improved access to natural light. No matter your age, a well-lit home makes it easier to see what you’re doing. Better access to natural light also offers a variety of health benefits. Renewal by Andersen® of Long island carries top-tier picture and double-hung windows, plus sliding contemporary doors. Both come with sleek framing and an expansive glass area to ensure more light enters your home.
Choose wider doors. In the event that a walker or wheelchair is required in the years to come, you can make your home more accessible by having wider doors installed. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that the minimum doorway width for aging-in-place design is 36 inches. We offer customizable hinged French doors that can help with this. Their wide opening can make going to and from your home smoother and easier.
If you’re looking to facilitate aging-in-place in your home via high-quality replacement windows and doors, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Long Island. You can count on us to keep you safe and comfortable in your home, no matter your age, with our exemplary options. We proudly serve homeowners in Long Island, NY, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (631) 843-1713 or fill out this form today to get a free consultation.