If you are a senior and need to replace the windows on your home, you need to take some things into consideration. You want to purchase windows that will be the most accommodating for you. Follow the tips below, and you will be pleased with the new windows you install.
If you have arthritis, you need to make sure you can open your new windows easily. Even if you do not, there is a chance that you may develop it, even if only a little, in the future.
Sliding windows would work great for you. They easily glide on the tracks from the right or left. Hung windows are also a good choice, as they are very easy to lift up. You can also find hung windows that you can operate with a button to open and close them. You will likely have to pay extra for this feature. Casement windows are not a good choice, as you have to use a crank to open and close them.
Another thing you need to consider when buying new windows is how much glare from the sun will come through them. If you wear glasses, this glare will shine on them making it difficult for you to see. You will likely have an option to purchase windows that have an anti-glare coating on them. This may be standard on your windows, or you may have to pay a little extra. This not only allows you to see better, but the heat from the sun will stay out of your home. It will also prevent your carpet, furniture, and anything else close to the window from fading due to the sun's rays.
You also need to make sure it is easy to clean the windows. This is especially true if you have a second story on your home. The easiest type of window to clean is a double hung window. This is because the bottom and top sash folds down on hinges so you can easily clean the exterior windows from inside your home. When purchasing these windows, make sure you ask for double hung and not single hung, as the top part of the window on single hung windows will not fold down.
Talk with the window contractor about these windows. They can give you much more information about them to help you make the best decision on what will work well for you.
For window installation, contact a company such as Innovations Siding & Windows.