Bedrooms have different window requirements than the rest of the house. If you are planning on choosing new bedroom windows, read on as local replacement window and hinged French door company Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix discusses the factors that you should consider before you make your choice.
If you are renovating an old house, it may have fallen out of compliance with current building codes. Your replacement window contractor needs to determine whether or not your bedroom windows are compliant during initial inspections, before ordering new windows.
Current building codes dictate that each room that’s occupied for sleeping needs to have at least one window that can be used as emergency egress. Bedroom egress windows need to be at least 24 inches tall and at least 20 inches wide, with up to 44 inches distance from ground to sill. The net clear opening should be at least 5 square feet.
It pays to do your research when your home design is based on a known architectural style. Knowing what kind of doors and windows to get for your home can help give your home a more authentic look, perhaps even correct design mistakes committed by the previous owners. Certain architectural styles may require custom grille styles, in which case you need to work with a custom replacement window company. Bedroom windows on a Tudor-style house, for example, won’t look right without diamond-pattern window grilles.
Your home’s exterior may have permanent components like brick and stone. Since these components need to be in harmony with the rest of the exterior, they have to be considered when you choose your new bedroom windows. As a custom replacement window company, Renewal by Andersen offers the benefit of choosing the window style and combining it with the right color, grilles, and hardware — no need to compromise, as is often the case with off-the-rack replacement windows.
Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix is your leading provider of replacement windows and sliding contemporary doors. Give us a call at (602) 806-8911. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities.