According to the United States Census Bureau, twenty percent of the population will be age 65 and above by 2029. As more and more seniors are choosing to age-in-place rather than relocate to a retirement community, it is becoming increasingly important for window companies and manufacturers to come up with new solutions to help our seniors live safe and comfortable lives. In today’s article, we share three major considerations when deciding on a window installation project for aging in place.
Ease of Use
Let’s face it, nobody really wants to deal with heavy, complicated windows that are difficult to operate and this is especially true for our beloved seniors with mobility issues. When shopping for windows, be sure to choose a window style that is easy to open and close. Sliding windows that glide easily along a track or windows with smooth cranks should be the way to go.
Ease of Maintenance
Avoid high-upkeep window frames like wood that are difficult to maintain properly. Instead, go with simple vinyl frames that are very easy to clean. Window replacement experts also recommend getting self-cleaning glass that has a special coating that is activated by using the UV rays present in daylight.
Nowadays, there are several options when it comes to window privacy aside from your usual curtains or blinds that can be difficult to clean. You can opt to use acrylic blocks with decorative patterns or use frosted glass. If you want a more high-tech option, you can go with smart glass technology that can be controlled remotely if you want to lighten or darken the tint of your windows.
If you are a homeowner in Denver, CO, or Colorado Springs and are in need of a window installation expert that can help you with your aging-in-place design needs, be sure to give Renewal by Andersen® of Denver a call at (719) 419-5396 or fill out our contact form to set up a free appointment with one of our experts today.