Top 7 Replacement Windows Questions in New Jersey & New York

Replacement Window Questions Answered New Jersey New York

At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors, we believe a well-informed buyer makes better decisions. And, better decisions lead to more positive outcomes. So, from time to time, we answer a few of the questions we hear most often to help you make better decisions while doing your initial research on replacement windows.

Here are seven of the most common questions we hear from potential customers in our area.

Q 1. Do you recommend installation contractors?

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors are only installed by carefully vetted and trained installation crews. We never sub-contract something as important as installing your new windows. Because a shoddy installation can void your warranty and may damage your windows, we include installation in our pricing and use installers specifically trained to install windows built in our factory. You never have to worry about who to call if a problem develops immediately or years down the road.

Q 2. Can I choose any color for my new replacement windows and patio doors?

We offer a full spectrum of color options for you to choose from so you won’t need to select a specialty colors or off-the-shelf paint colors for Fibrex frames, sash and exterior components. We invite you to use our visualizer tool to see what different styles, accessories and available colors will look like in your home.

Q 3. Is it possible to replace a window with a door or vice versa?

It is possible to convert a patio door to a window in almost every situation. Converting a window to a patio door for entrance and egress will depend on where on the wall the existing window currently resides. Replacement windows and patio doors are precision built to fit the opening left when we remove your existing fixture, without extensive reconstruction to the building envelope. This means that if you want to create an entry point where a window sits, it must already be at floor level. However, some customers have created some stunning focal points by installing French-style hinged and sliding patio doors to replace existing windows for aesthetic appeal only. Talk to your replacement window specialist about why and where you want to convert window styles for a personalized answer that fits your particular situation.

Q 4. What if I cannot afford to replace all the windows at one time, can I just buy just a few?

We never discourage homeowners from replacing just a few aging, damaged windows if they cannot afford to do the whole job all at one time. If you only have a few windows that are giving you problems, you shouldn’t be forced to replace every window in your home. Keep in mind that if all of your windows are the same age, and a few have developed significant problems, it is likely the others will start to fail soon. We offer project staging options that allow you to create a plan to replace all the windows and doors in sections. You could replace all front-facing windows first, or replace them one floor at a time.

Q 5. How long does it take to complete the installation process?

Depending on the scope of your project, most installations take only one or two days. Our technicians follow a rigorous training program. They are experienced at installing our replacement windows and the crew works efficiently together to ensure a proper installation, complete clean up and removal of any construction debris.

Q 6. Will you guarantee your work?

The installation process is fully guaranteed for 24 months. Homeowners are covered for parts and labor, in addition to the manufacturing warranty that covers performance and construction. All work is guaranteed to meet your expectations and high standards established by our brand leadership. Check out our full replacement window warranty here.

Q 7. How much can I save on my heating and air conditioning bills?

The answer to this question naturally depends upon the condition of your existing windows and doors. Energy Star labeled replacement windows are certified to improve energy-efficiency. Independent third party research shows homeowners who install high-performance, energy-efficient replacement windows may save between 10% and 25% off their heating and air conditioning bills, depending on the overall condition of their home, insulation and environmental factors that impact window performance.

Do You Have More Replacement Window Questions for Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Specialists?

We are committed to helping New Jersey and New York homeowners compare replacement window styles, learn more about the replacement window journey from first consultation to completed installation and discover the many advantages of upgrading your home with beautiful windows and doors that improve security and energy-efficiency. Simply fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to speak to a window consultant today.

 

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LEARN …
  • The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
  • The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
  • How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
  • The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
  • What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!
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2017 Replacement Window Trends for New Jersey & New York Metro

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Is this year the year you will finally replace those ugly, tired looking windows in your New Jersey or New York Metro home? Modern replacement windows help you control your heating and air conditioning expenses, while bringing in abundant sunshine and making your home look more beautiful inside and out. Our Renewal by Andersen replacement window team has seen some common themes and new trends so far this year. Check out these tips to make sure your home improvement project will be the talk of the town – in a good way, of course. Continue reading 2017 Replacement Window Trends for New Jersey & New York Metro

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Replacement Window Technology to Protect Your Investment

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Keeping your New Jersey or New York home in tip-top shape helps keep your family comfortable and safe – it can also lower the cost of owning a home. When it comes to safety, your windows are your first line of defense against would be intruders. If your windows don’t lock securely, it is easier for uninvited guests to gain access. Repairing non-functioning home windows ensures quick exit during an emergency, and replacing broken and damaged windows keeps pests, wind and moisture outside where they belong. Thanks to modern technology, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows require very little maintenance to keep your home beautiful, safe and more energy-efficient.

Here’s a look at some of the advance technology behind your Renewal by Andersen replacement windows. Continue reading Replacement Window Technology to Protect Your Investment

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15 Cleaning Tips for Your New Jersey or New York Home

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Getting Ready for the BIG Reveal: Spring Cleaning After Your Replacement Window Installation 

Now that your new Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows are installed, you may be ready to get the rest of your house spruced up for spring. Homeowners who have invested in tilt-to-clean double-hung replacement windows and lift out sliders know that they won’t have to spend as much time keeping their windows clean and clear as they did with old-fashioned windows. If you’re planning a gathering to show off your new fixtures, but aren’t looking forward to a day of top to bottom cleaning chores, we put together a list of cleaning tips and tricks to get you ready and keep your home fresh and clean all year.

Tip #1 In the kitchen, start and end with the stove. First remove knobs and drip pans and put them to soak in warm, sudsy water while you work your way clockwise around the kitchen. When you get back to the stove, wipe down the surface. Wash, rinse and dry the knobs and pans and return to the stove.

Tip #2 Did you know that buffing stainless sinks with a few drops of mineral oil prevents mold and mildew growth? It also reduces water build-up so your sinks look cleaner longer and are easier to keep sparkling, and spot free.

Tip #3 Keeping the dishwasher clean is so much easier than monthly scrubbing and sanitizing. To remove food debris and stains just wipe down the gaskets and walls with a sponge coated with a few sprinkles of baking soda once a week. Add a quarter cup of bleach to the wash cycle every other week, or as often as you want, to kill bacteria and sanitize the machine and your dishes at the same time.

Tip #4 Eliminate hours spent cleaning spills in your oven by using a nonstick oven liner. When it becomes soiled, just toss the liner in the dishwasher and wipe down the oven floor.

Tip #5 Keep your kitchen smelling citrusy fresh. Cut a lemon in quarters and drop down the garbage disposal with 2 tablespoons salt and a handful of ice cubes. Run a full minute.

Tip #6 Save time by doing the dishes as you cook – sauces and oily residue won’t have time to stick to your pans, which makes clean up easier.

Tip #7 Make sponges last longer by disinfecting them in hot soapy water every night. To kill bacteria rinse and squeeze out excess water; then microwaving on high for one minute.

Tip #8 Use RainX Original Glass Treatment on your glass shower doors to prevent water spots. Treatments last about six months. For an organic solution, rub down your shower doors with lemon oil every other week and watch the water bead up and roll off. You can use this on old windows, too, but once you replace your windows with those from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, you won’t have to try this trick to keep your fixtures water-spot free. New factory applied technology works any time direct sunlight touches your windows – minimizing those bothersome water spots our parents and grandparents had to rub off to keep the view crystal clear.

Tip #9 Looking for a non-toxic toilet bowl cleaner? Tang Drink Mix is an excellent scrubber. Simply drop a teaspoon or two in the bowl. Let it soak a few minutes and then use your regular scrub brush to rub down the sides. Then swish and flush. For those of you that are wondering, it’s the citric acid that does the trick.

Tip #10 Mom’s with young toddlers often have trouble finding time to clean the bathroom with the little ones underfoot. While the little ones are in the tub you have time to wipe down the mirror, tub walls and toilet bowl and toss any clutter you see.

Tip #11 Always clean from top to bottom. This means you only have to clean the floor once as any dust or debris that falls from ceiling fans or counters ends up on the floor. Choose a fine bristled broom for indoor spaces to gather dust and small particles. And, always sweep from the outside walls to the center of the room.

Tip #12 Speaking of brooms, they should be stored with the bristle end up to help them last longer.

Tip #13 Declutter your clothes closets. Leave about 14 inches in the center of your closet for clothes you wear most often. Get rid of anything in your closet or drawers you haven’t worn in a full year. And promise yourself you will put away your laundry immediately after washing, drying and folding.

Tip #14 To keep your bedroom organized, limit essentials near your bed. At most you should have a clock, a lamp and a box of Kleenex on your nightstand. Make room for reading material, lotion or nighttime medication and a bottle of water in a small basket near the bed.

Tip #15 If you devote 10 to 15 minutes to chores each day, you will discover how much you can get done in a small amount of time. Set a timer before bed and tackle those small things you never seem to find time to do. Clean the mirrors, sort or fold laundry, dust your picture frames or refresh the foyer.

The Big Reveal: Showing Off Your Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows & Patio Doors

We hope you enjoy living with your beautiful new windows and patio doors. And, we hope these tips will help you save time and money keeping your home welcoming for your family and guests. If you haven’t updated with modern Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows yet, we invite you to learn more about our popular replacement windows and our full line of exclusive hardware finishes and ENERGY STAR certified glass options. Just fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 for more information.

Download our Free Guide to New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows

New Jersey New York Replacement Windows eBook

Learn Everything You Need to Know BEFORE Buying Replacement Windows

Click Here to Download Now!

LEARN …
  • The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
  • The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
  • How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
  • The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
  • What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!
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What Do Great Replacement Windows Look Like in NJ & NY?

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In today’s post, we look at what high-quality replacement windows look like in New Jersey and New York so that you have a barometer against which to measure your window shopping.

It’s natural to want to buy the best you can afford on your budget. People look for the most reliable car. We all want clothes that make us look more attractive and furniture that is both comfortable to relax on while watching movies or playing games and that looks good and matches your style. And, when it comes to buying replacement windows for your home, you probably want top-of-the-line windows for your New Jersey or New York Metro home. But, what exactly do high-quality replacement windows look like? Continue reading What Do Great Replacement Windows Look Like in NJ & NY?

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