According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers will be 65 years of age or older by 2029. That means by that time, around 20% of the U.S. population will be past the traditional retirement age. In fact, they estimate that by 2050, the population over the retirement age will be around 83.7 million! This is why it’s important to start planning now on how you can make your home more accessible as you age. This is possible by adding efficient and easy-to-use elements to make your life more convenient.
If you’re not sure where to begin, you can start by choosing the right product for your new replacement windows.
What Is Aging-in-Place?
Aging-in-place is a design concept that utilizes long-term planning to create spaces that can accommodate people of all ages and abilities. For a resident to live with comfort and safety for as long as possible, the design takes in key characteristics that make this possible. These types of home renovations have also become more popular as the percentage of homeowners ages 65 and older rises at a steady pace.
What Windows to Choose for Aging-in-Place
The type of windows you choose are crucial in making your home remodel more accessible for the elderly. This is especially important now when many don’t want to stay at assisted living or nursing homes and are preferring to stay in their own homes instead. So, if you’re looking for one that’s tried, tested and trusted by many homeowners, we recommend our Fibrex® windows for your aging-in-place remodel. They’re twice as strong as vinyl and hardly require any maintenance.
We also recommend looking for windows that are easy to operate. That means installing slider windows as they can be easier to use without straining the back or joints. You can also go for windows that have smooth cranks; they’ll be easier for the elderly to open or close. We also offer these types of windows. So, if you’re considering a professional installation, don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re searching online for a window contractor, you can trust Renewal by Andersen® Midwest to get the job done. Contact us today at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our convenient contact form.