Nowadays, more and more elderly homeowners are opting to stay in their homes as they enjoy their golden years. This means that the demand for aging-in-place home improvements is continuously increasing. One of the more popular aging-in-place home improvements is the installation of replacement windows, especially those with features that make them more suitable for elderly homeowners.
Here are the features you need to look for when choosing windows that will be easy and safe to operate as you age in your home.
Privacy is a concern for homeowners of any age, and seniors are no exception. Thankfully, there are several options that allow elderly homeowners to have as much privacy as they want, such as acrylic glass blocks, privacy films or even smart glass technology that can be controlled with a remote or smartphone app.
Elderly homeowners often have mobility issues that make home maintenance tasks like cleaning your windows difficult or even unsafe. When choosing new windows for your aging-in-place plans, look for units with low maintenance frames. That way, you’ll have an easier time cleaning and maintaining your windows.
Ease of Operation
Finally, ease of operation is another feature that you should prioritize when choosing aging-in-place windows for your home. By doing so, you can open or close your windows faster and easier. When looking for a window style that’s easy to operate, experts recommend that you opt for sliding windows instead of the standard double-hung windows. These glide open horizontally almost effortlessly.
Want to install replacement windows in your home? Look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of Portland for a smooth and stress-free window replacement experience. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to get a quote. We serve homeowners in Tigard, Beaverton, West Linn and other nearby areas in OR.