Recipe for a Great Replacement Window Remodel in New Jersey & New York  

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The recipe for updating your New York Metro or New Jersey home with energy-efficient replacement windows is actually pretty simple. You’ll need a pinch of inspiration, a good dose of creativity, one shopping spree, and a bit of help from world-class experts to make it happen. Here at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro, we love walking clients through the exciting process of selecting the perfect window styles, then choosing accessories and color options, and, finally we complete the installation and cleanup for them.

Here’s the 4 Ingredients in our Replacement Window Recipe

  1. Shopping: The Fun Part of Replacement Window Design

Unless you already know exactly what type of windows you want, shopping and planning can be the best part. Although you can browse our selection online and read about all of the advantages of Fibrex, our patented composite frame material, as well as the different Energy-Star labeled glass options and window styles we offer, the best way to make a final choice is to stop by our showroom. During your visit, you can look at our windows to gather ideas and get inspiration on your ideal replacement windows. You’ll get an opportunity to experience first-hand how effortlessly sliding windows and patio doors open and you can get a more realistic idea of how far hoppers will extend into your rooms.

Whether you’re looking for double hung windows, casement windows, or specialty styles to fit unique window shapes and sizes, we can make it happen. Plus, our windows are available in a huge variety of interior and exterior colors and several hardware choices, so you can customize your new windows down to the very last details.

  1. In-Home Consultation: The Easy Way to Customize Every Window to Every Room

During this step, a design consultant will come to your home, evaluate your current windows, and look for anything that could be an issue during installation. They’ll also give you ideas for design options based on your goals and your home’s personality and style.

You’ll be able to talk to one of our expert replacement window specialists, who can talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each style and help you find the best option for your home’s style and your budget.

  1. Manufacturing: Waiting For Your New Upgrades is Sometimes the Hardest Part, But Well Worth the Effort

After you decide on a window style, grille options, window screens, glazing and other decorative features, we’ll manufacture them exactly to your specifications. In the meantime, you’re free to put your feet up, sip a latte, and dream about the future of your space. Thinking of updating window treatments along with windows? Spend some quality time with Houzz or Pinterest to gather ideas, then get to work while you wait for your custom windows to arrive.

  1. Prepping Your Home for the Upgrade

Once you’ve completed the shopping stage and your windows have been manufactured, your next step is to prepare your home for your new windows. This might be the easiest part of the process, because you don’t have to do much at all before our installation professionals work their magic. You might want to remove window treatments prior to the arrival of our installers, but they’ll take care of the rest.

Make sure to talk to the crew chief when the team arrives to let him or her know if you have special concerns about landscaping, indoor pets or permanent interior fixtures that may be affected by the installation.

Once they arrive, our certified installation technicians will be careful to protect any areas that could be impacted by the removal of your old windows and installation of the new ones—and they’ll clean up after themselves at the end of each workday. You’re free to sit back and watch your home’s energy efficiency (and style!) increase.

The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window Difference

Did you notice you don’t have to don’t much during the process, except make sure your window consultant has a clear understanding of your vision and renovation goals? That’s because after decades of helping homeowners update their homes, we have the process down to a science. You tell us what you expect from your home windows and spend some time exploring options with a bit of guidance from an experienced replacement window specialist, and then relax while we do all the heavy lifting.

We’d love to work with you to give your home a new, energy-efficient look and feel. To get started today, explore our gallery. Then, give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 or fill in the short form on this page for more information.

 

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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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Why You Should Choose Fibrex Window Frames in New Jersey & New York

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Wondering what’s the best window frame material for your New Jersey or New York home? There are a number of popular window frame choices on the market these days — from traditional wood, to low-cost vinyl, to composite frames that promise the best of both worlds – but which one is right for you?

While wood has been a traditional window frame material for centuries, it does require a lot of maintenance to keep it looking, and performing well, for many years. Vinyl is popular because it’s cheap and low maintenance, but it’s also weak and has issues with extreme movement between temperature extremes.

Of course, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows are custom-built with high-performance materials and quality craftsmanship. We recommended our patented window frame material called Fibrex. Here are a few reasons why.

  1. Fibrex frames are super strong and resistant to even the harshest winter weather Mother Nature throws at us throughout the seasons. Plus, without any special preventative measures, these super-frames will never rot, mold, mildew, fade or develop rust.
  2. In conjunction with modern, energy-efficient glazing, composite frames virtually block all moisture and air leakage. After updating your existing windows, you should never have to worry about moisture damaging window sills and trim. Even high-quality replacement windows may develop minor condensation, but there are some simple steps you can take to control indoor condensation.
  3. Reclaim your free time with beautiful maintenance free window frames. Wood frames are sturdy and stable, but it takes a lot of time to keep them in good shape. Fibrex window frames never need resurfacing to maintain their original luster and beauty. You can spend more time enjoying the view and less time creating an attractive view for people driving by your New Jersey or metropolitan New York home.
  4. The materials in Fibrex, (vinyl and wood composite) improves energy-efficiency for the complete window unit, giving you an opportunity to reduce annual heating and cooling costs. How much you will save depends on many things such as how well your home is sealed, how often you open your windows for ventilation and whether you have sufficient insulation in the attic and walls. Fibrex material is far superior to aluminum frames when it comes to thermal conductivity performance and about equal to wood or vinyl.
  5. Thermal expansion rates mimic your home’s exterior material better than vinyl. Compared to plastic frames, Fibrex has a very small thermal expansion rate. This means as the temperature heats up and cools off, your new frames will not warp, twist or bend at a rate that exceeds the wood, brick, stucco or shingles on your home. In other words, you won’t have to worry about the frame separating, which could result in gaps that create air and moisture leaks.

Side-by-Side Replacement Window Frame Material Comparisons

Below is a quick look at how wood, metal, vinyl and Fibrex compare as window framing materials.

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It’s not impossible to get a vinyl window that is rigid enough to hold up under the weight of glass window panels. However, to accomplish this you need to build windows with thicker frames for structural support. This usually results in bulky frames and smaller viewing areas. With vinyl clad wood frames, or Fibrex frames you age the stability you want and thinner frames that expand, not shrink your viewing area, depending on which replacement window style you choose.

Whether you prefer sliding windows or casement windows, you want the option to capture the largest viewing area possible. When you select vinyl frames you don´t have as many options unless you´re willing to have those bulky frames, because the weight of glass naturally makes unsupported vinyl sag or warp. The question for every homeowner is ¨What are you willing to give up during the customization phase?¨ Are bulky frames ok? Are you willing to lose some free time to repaint the wood frames every year? We believe that with Fibrex frames, you don´t have to give up anything in order to get beautiful, high-performance home windows. And, why should you?

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows Give You Options You Deserve

When it comes to updating your New Jersey or New York Metro home windows, we don´t think you should have to compromise. You and your family deserve high-quality replacement windows designed around your lifestyle and your home. If you want more information about replacement window styles, framing materials or Energy Star labeled glass options, just fill in the form on this page to request a brochure. If you want information now, simply dial our toll-free number, 1-888-826-2451 to speak to a professional window consultant.

 

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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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10 Tips to Increase Home Window Security in New Jersey & New York

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Roughly one-third of all home invasions in New Jersey and New York involve access through an unlocked window or door, according to FBI crime stats. If you want to improve home security, it makes sense to take a closer look at your windows to make sure they are working to your advantage against would-be criminals looking to victimize your family.

Because we all want to feel safe in our New Jersey & New York Metropolitan homes, we put together the following 10 tips that focus on ways windows can help you improve home security.

Home Window Security Tips from the Experts

1: It might sound obvious, but make sure to lock your windows when they are not open for ventilation. Thieves are looking for a quick, silent way to get in and out without being seen or heard. Sash locks, flip locks and key locks are available for retrofit on most older windows. Modern replacement windows come with features such as recessed locks and multi-point locking mechanisms that make it harder for criminals to gain quick entry.

2: Enjoy a breeze without inviting unwanted visitors inside. Usually opening a window four to six inches is enough to encourage a nice breeze. Make sure the window isn’t open wide enough for someone to reach the lock. Install child guards that limit how wide the sash will open.

3: Check your landscaping. Some people wrongly assume second and third story windows don’t pose much risk for home invasion. However, criminals can gain access by climbing on tree limbs that are close to upper level windows. Contact a landscaping professional to remove limbs that might provide access and to relocate landscaping features that may act as temporary ladders to upper floors. Remove or relocate shrubs that might provide a hiding place beneath or in front of the ground floor, street-facing windows.

4: Window screens aren’t security devices. Window screens with pin and frame mount design and those with inside locks can serve as a minor deterrent because it can sometimes take a burglar valuable time to remove them. For enhanced security, consider metal grates, bars or security screens which are constructed with steel fabric to resist knives and other sharp objects. The down side to security bars is that they diminish your view and can from your home’s attractiveness. Be sure that any security device that prevents egress can be removed quickly in case of emergency.

5: Make sure your home security system monitors windows and doors. Cameras positioned to capture activity around the openings and motion or glass-break sensors are two options. Keep in mind, any time screws or nails are set in the window frame or glass it creates potential for weaknesses that may lead to air or moisture leaks. You don’t want to compromise window unit integrity for security.

6: Replace broken panes. Damaged home windows send a message to thieves looking for an easy target. Broken window panes, sagging frames and other outward signs that home windows are neglected may indicate the residents aren’t keeping a watchful eye on their property.

7: Remember to inspect garage and basement windows. You can place metal or wooden rods in sliding door tracks to prevent panels from opening or install frame pins that prevent vertical-sliding windows from moving.

8: Hang curtains that block outsiders from checking out what is inside the building. Some people install security film on window panels which distorts the view. When valuables aren’t visible from outside your home, attempting a break-in may be less appealing.

9: Talk to your insurance agent about a policy review. Many insurance companies provide home security reviews at no costs since these agencies prefer homeowners take measures to protect their assets. Some even offer premium discounts when you update your security system.

10: Upgrade your home windows from basement to attic. When you’ve completed a thorough inspection of your home, you’ll have a better idea of what kind of shape your home windows are in. If you found problems like broken panes, sagging frames and locks and latches that no longer work, it might be time to discuss updating your existing windows.

Custom built replacement windows and patio doors have modern security features built in at the factory like recessed locks and multi-point latching systems. Different styles also offer opportunities to enhance home security. For example, double-hung windows open either by dropping down the upper sash or raising the lower sash and all styles accommodate window guards that allow you to capture a breeze without opening your windows fully.

Call Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro to Schedule a Security Consultation

At Renewal by Andersen we don’t offer security systems advice, but, our high-quality replacement windows and patio doors are built to give you peace of mind when it comes to enhancing home security. We offer a full line of window styles, built-in and accessory locking devices, and even four glass options that obscure the view so would-be thieves cannot see inside. Need more information? Just fill in the short form on this page or call a professional consultant at 1-888-826-2451 and ask how replacement windows and patio doors improve home security.

 

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Learn Everything You Need to Know BEFORE Buying Replacement Windows

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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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Here’s What a Professional Replacement Window Installation Looks Like

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Years have gone into perfecting the art of building Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows. Over time, technology and design revisions have improved energy-efficiency, endurance and appearance. We believe that top quality requires high standards and a continued commitment to never be satisfied with good enough, when excellence is within reach. One thing we have discovered during the past two decades serving New Jersey and New York metropolitan homeowners is that even superior performing, high-quality replacement windows will only work as designed when they are installed by a skilled professional installer.

Risk of Hiring a Contractor to Install Replacement Windows

We’re sure there are some skilled private contractors out there that are diligent in following manufacturing recommendations, but experience has taught us that certifying our own team of installers is the only way to guarantee the process follows our rigorous standards. Before we allow crew members to install your precision-built, designed-by-you replacement windows, we put them through some tough testing to make sure they can demonstrate a clear understanding of local building codes, proficiency using the tools required to complete the job and specific manufacturing installation recommendations to protect the appearance and performance of every window for years to come.

We do this because a poor installation could result in cracked joints and damage that results in air and moisture leaks. Certain parts of your warranty could also be voided if privately hired construction crews unintentionally damage glass or frames during the process. You invested your hard earned money to update your home and we won’t let you to put that investment at risk.

What Can I Expect on Window Installation Day?

Professional Renewal by Andersen of Long Island installers always arrive on-time and ready to get started. While the team prepares to remove existing windows, a crew chief – leader – will introduce himself or herself to you and go over the process. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions or express concerns about special landscaping near your windows and unusual architectural features. Here’s what you should expect.

  • The team prepares the area with drop clothes and other techniques to keep construction debris and dust from damaging the interior of your home and lawn.
  • Existing windows are removed and the opening is prepared and cleaned before the replacement window is secured in the pre-existing opening. Crews insulate and seal the frame, then check the operation. Every window must open and close smoothly before the trim is replaced.
  • Once the window installation is completed, the team cleans the windows, removes all residual debris and returns their tools, tarps and other equipment to the mobile workshop. We take care of old window recycling or disposal so you don’t have to worry about renting a roll-off or paying landfill fees. After completion, the only sign the installers were there should be your beautiful new windows.
  • The final step is a walk-through to check all windows one last time. We’ll give you some tips on cleaning and routine maintenance to make sure your windows always perform perfectly. You can ask any questions you may have, too.

Benefits of Buying Replacement Windows & Patio Doors from a Company that Provides Installation

High-quality replacement windows are designed to be energy-efficient and durable. Custom-crafted windows allow homeowners to carefully choose frames that are low maintenance, like Fibrex composite frames, and glass that empowers them to take control of interior light levels and potentially save money on their heating and air conditioning bills. However, without the proper insulation, homeowners may lose some of these benefits. One of the key advantages of trusting only brand-certified installers is that you can have peace of mind that no part of your warranty coverage will be voided to the process. In fact, our exclusive, gold-standard warranty includes a two-year installation package that covers parts and labor, almost double the term some of our competition offers.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window & Patio Door Designs: A Reflection of Core Values

We believe that superior home improvement products should reflect the care, precision and commitment to excellence that goes into every window and door that carries our name. To ensure our customers always get the service and quality they expect and deserve, we don’t offer a self-install option. If you’re ready to learn more about beautiful, energy-efficient Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors, simply fill in the form on this page or call us at 1-888-826-2451.

 

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

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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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3 Reasons Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows Get Rave Reviews

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Buying a home is the largest financial investment most New Jersey & New York residents make in their adult life and keeping that home in top condition is critical to maintaining its value throughout the homeownership journey. At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, we understand that the decision to update your home with modern replacement windows should never be taken lightly. That’s why we always encourage people who contact us to do their due diligence – talk to friends who have recently upgraded home windows, spend some time checking reviews online at Yelp, Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. We’re confident once you read through the reviews, and recommendations from past customers, you will want to learn more about our windows.

3 Reasons Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows Get Rave Reviews

We Build Long-Term Relationships

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro is a dealer of the Renewal by Andersen division of the Andersen Corporation, our parent company. For more than a century, Andersen has been a window company striving always to make sure their customers are pleased with the quality of every window unit manufactured and sold. While Andersen and Renewal by Andersen have different missions in the home improvement market – our parent company sells home windows primarily for new constructed and home additions, where we sell custom-designed and manufactured replacement windows to update existing home windows – we share the same values. Through our affiliation with the Andersen Corporation we manage the whole process from the first call you make to our local office, throughout the design, ordering and installation phases.

When your name is on every step of the window replacement window journey, you work harder to ensure every customer is thrilled with the process and the final outcome.

Renewal by Andersen Isn’t Just Another Replacement Window Dealer

What differentiates our home windows from other dealers in the area is three-fold.

  1. We only sell high-quality, superior performing windows.We don’t offer any discount styles or off-the-shelf options like some retailers do.
  2. We train and certify every installer before we trust them to handle our exclusive replacement windows.Each window is precision built to exacting measurements. Installation requires knowledge of how the windows are manufactured and the only way to install the products to ensure they perform as designed and crafted. Our customers know that any problems that come up at any point are our responsibility. That means there is never a reason to call another contact if something isn’t quite right or wonder if you will have trouble if you have questions down the road.
  3. Every window – and installation – is back by our exclusive warranty package that covers manufacturing defects and installation issues.When you choose Renewal by Andersen windows with our energy efficient glass options and patented Fribrex composite window frames designed to resist fading, warping, mildew, rot and other issues often seen in wood, metal and vinyl frames, you have peace of mind your windows will be beautiful and perform as designed for as long as you live in your home. And, the warranty is transferable should you ever sell your home. Unlike other warranty packages from some of our competition, we cover glazing, frames, hardware and a full two years of protection for parts and labor associated with the installation. We offer such an extensive warranty because the scientists and researcher who work for Andersen continuously look for innovative solutions to improve the quality, beauty and longevity for our customers and our construction materials and designs undergo rigorous testing before delivery.

Our Customers Hold Us Accountable for Our Windows & Installation

Our technicians, design consultants and dealership leaders all live in the communities we serve. Our customers are more than one-time buyers, they’re friends, family and neighbors. And, we like it that way. When you live, work and play in a community, you naturally want to be sure that any problem, whether large or small, is handled promptly and satisfactorily. Larry Landes, president of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s replacement window team, has been serving the residents in our area with home improvement services for almost three decades. You can’t maintain a solid reputation for that many years without delivering exceptional customer service and high-quality products.

Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows Get Rave Reviews Because We Work Harder & Smarter to Earn Your Trust

Now that we’ve explained why our reviews are great, we encourage you to check out the reviews on this site and visit some of the review sites you trust. Form your own first impression. But, don’t stop there. Give us a chance to show you our replacement window styles, accessories and color options. To schedule an in-home-consultation just fill in the short form on this page, or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451.

 

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

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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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Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Replacement Windows & Patio Doors Tips Help You Keep Your Cool

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Sad to say, but summer is already half over. In the not too distant future, all our outdoor activities will start to wind down and it will be time to start thinking about getting the kiddos ready for school and planning for fall activities when things begin to cool down. But, right now it is still hot outside. If you’re having trouble keeping your home cool and comfortable, these tips from the team at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro will help.

Sealing Your Home’s Envelope to Improve Energy Efficiency & Save Money

According to EnergyStar.gov, “Air that leaks through your home’s envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.”

Things You Can Do To Seal Air Leaks That Prevent You from Controlling the Indoor Climate

If you have a thin layer of insulation that isn’t providing enough protection against heat gain and conditioned air loss that is an excellent step to take to take. If you’re not ready to take on an extensive rehab that includes insulating all the walls and ceilings in your home right now, here are a few inexpensive, if somewhat time-consuming, steps you can take to plug air leaks.

  1. Inspect all the windows and doors in your home for damaged weather-stripping, peeling caulk and cracks or holes in window panes. Repair any issues you find with sealants and weather-stripping. If you find a single window that has a hole or crack, replace the window glass. If you find damage to glass panels, trim and framework on multiple windows, it’s time to seriously think about updating your home with modern replacement windows.
  1. Walk around the exterior of your home to look for holes in the siding, shingles and other exterior materials that are letting hot air get inside your home. Look especially around areas where you have penetration through the siding, like light fixtures and vents. If you have the tools and the skills to make repairs, you can take care of the problems yourself. Extensive damage may require hiring a home-improvement contractor to make sure the job is done properly.
  1. Seal spaces around switch plates and electric sockets where air can sneak into your living spaces.
  1. Make sure all exterior doors are level and seal tightly when closed. If you have the skills, you may be able to adjust hinges or add shims to correct the problem. Remember to check tracks in sliding windows and patio doors for debris that could be preventing complete closure.

To learn more about the most common air leak spots in housing, read this article from EnergyStar.gov.

 

Other Things You Can Do To Cool Things Down a Bit

Check Your Cooling Equipment

High indoor relative humidity makes it harder to control the air temperature in your home. We published a blog post about controlling humidity earlier this year, and you’ll find more tips there to help you lower indoor humidity. Most modern HVAC systems remove humidity from your indoor air, but if your system isn’t running properly, you could be putting a strain on your air conditioner and wasting money and still not maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Another problem with central heat and air systems is poor air flow. Sometimes duct work joints sag, leak or develop other problems that limit airflow. Check return air ducts to be sure they are drawing properly to circulate room air. Schedule a system check-up if it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance visit, or you aren’t comfortable trouble-shooting system problems on your own.

Improve Air Circulation

Installing a ceiling fan can help make a room feel much cooler just by circulating the air within and won’t significantly add to your energy bills. In fact, circulating indoor air with a ceiling fan can help your air conditioner work more efficiently. You may consider installing room air conditioners or oscillating fans in the areas you use most frequently.

Upgrading Your New Jersey or New York Metropolitan Home with Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows

Since you dropped by our website today, you may already be pretty sure your windows aren’t performing as well as you’d like, and you may be wondering if it’s time to invest in new, custom-built replacement windows for your home. These tips can help you drop the indoor temperature by a few degrees, but the only way to eliminate extensive air leakage due to damaged, outdated single-pane windows is to replace them with high-quality replacement windows designed to help you control the indoor climate. Need more information about the benefits of upgrading your home windows? Simply fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 and we’ll schedule a free, no-obligation home inspection when it’s convenient for you.

 

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

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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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There are 2 Sides to Your New Jersey & New York Windows

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When it comes to choosing replacement windows for the house, homeowners in the New Jersey and New York Metropolitan area want it all. Crystal clear glass, the ability to control indoor light levels, and increased energy-efficiency so they can manage their heating and air conditioning bills. Another item that falls somewhere near the top of the “must-have” list is no-maintenance beauty.

Windows with ideal curb appeal don’t only look well cared for and welcoming, they add to the overall value of your property. Think of your view looking toward the house from the street as an aesthetic bonus that comes with upgrading your home to boost energy conservation efforts. Getting the most enjoyment from your home’s new windows, and protecting your financial investment, means you have to consider the views from both sides of your window panes.

Consider the View from Both Sides of Your Windows

Entryway windows surrounding or flanking doors play a prominent role in defining your indoor spaces. The shapes, sizes, styles and glazing options you choose provide opportunities to clearly set the foundation for your decorating scheme while creating a positive first impression for your guests. Sidelights bring in natural light, complement the architectural character of your home and frame your entrance doors with a pleasing view of the outside world. Paintable interiors allow you to customize colors or stain to match existing trim and wood floor finishes.

From the outside, the shape and style of transom or side lites you select should integrate smoothly with landscaping textures and exterior siding or brickwork. Imagine how operable windows will impact the overall appearance when they are both opened and closed. If your front door opens into a living area, you may want to minimize the number of windows surrounding the entrance and focus on other windows in the room. For example, side-by-side casement windows make a striking impression when opened to capture a cool breeze. If you have low shrubs or flowering plants close to front-facing windows, low-profile double-hungs or sliders provide an opportunity to bring in some fresh air without interfering with landscaping design.

Use Replacement Window Styles to Your Advantage

Clerestory windows, like replacement transoms, are installed high on the wall where you want to take advantage of daylight to illuminate your home. You’ll typically find clerestory windows, which don’t open, positioned below one roof and above another. Since they are high on the wall, this window type allows sunshine to flood into your rooms, without compromising privacy or interfering with furniture placement and storage options. You’ll get a striking addition that defines the roof line from the outside while enhancing interior ambiance and decorating style. Your view from the inside is normally limited to trees, birds in flight, and natural and man-made structures that are taller than your home, or at least the ground floor. If you want to add more ventilation, choose an operable style such as a slider that won’t detract from the exterior appearance.

Remember you never have to replace a window with the same style. Since custom-built replacement windows are designed to precisely fit the open left when existing windows are removed, the shape, not the style is a determining factor. Even shape can be modified in many situations, so you can opt to replace that small square window under the eaves with a full-circle window if you want to create an interesting focal point.

When Your View is Less Than Pleasing

When the view from inside your home is less than appealing, you can opt to block the view without keeping the drapes pulled all day. Patterned glass allows you to bring some natural light into your home, present a pleasing view from the curb and totally block the view of the unkempt lot next door, the alley and other unsightly problems in the neighborhood, or just add privacy in a ground-floor bathroom or bedroom.

Frame a Grand View with Replacement Windows

Often, you aren’t trying to block the view from your window, you want to showcase a stunning vista or create a crystal clear vantage of your garden. A wall of glass creates an opportunity to leverage the natural landscaping as a complementary feature to your indoor living spaces. Narrow trim and simple grille patterns provide opportunities to create dramatic views for visitors and your family. Unless you’re using grilles to add balance and symmetry to your exterior appearance, you may want to skip the mullions all together.

Create Your Own Story with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows

Whether you want to showcase a stellar view, or you want to create eye-popping views from the curb, your home windows can help you achieve your goals. If you’re wondering how replacement windows and patio doors can help you create your vision, we invite you to fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule an in-home consultation 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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3 Ways Replacement Windows Work for You During the High Heat & Humidity of New Jersey & New York Summers

Replacement Windows New Jersey New York Heat

Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro help you stay cool and comfortable, even when the temperature is almost unbearable. Whether you suffer during those hot humid days that make you feel like you are swimming through your daily routine or the frigid temperatures and winds of extreme winter events, high quality windows and patio doors work hard to keep your family healthy and comfortable throughout the seasons.

Managing Indoor Relative Humidity with High Quality Replacement Windows

Maintaining a healthy indoor relative humidity level is challenging for many New York Metro and New Jersey homeowners. In our area, you need a way to block air and moisture from flowing freely into your indoor spaces or you’ll waste a lot of money trying to control the temperature and, what really makes you feel hot, the humidity.

Relative humidity (RH) is a measurement that represents the actual amount of moisture in the air as a percentage of the maximum amount of moisture air can hold.

A healthy relative humidity level to prevent mold growth, condensation on plumbing pipes (especially during hot weather months) and dust mite infestation is somewhere between 30 and 40%.

High quality, custom-built home windows help you control RH levels by effectively blocking excess moisture transfer through and around your windows. Insulated glass reduces the cold surface area inside your home, which prevents excessive condensation that may develop when outdoor temperatures are significantly higher (or lower) than inside air temperatures. Unchecked condensation can cause rot, mold and mildew on wood floors and cause wallpaper and paint to peel in the most severe cases. When designing your new replacement windows, make sure you choose a stable, low-maintenance frame material, such as Fibrex composite, that resists moisture and sun damage and has enhanced insulating features guaranteed to block moisture and air leaks.

Improve Energy Efficiency with Window Upgrades

Double-pane windows add a layer of protection from extreme heat and cold throughout the seasons – whether it is a normal hot and humid summer or one of those scorchers that make you want to just hide in the refrigerator until the heat wave moves out of the area.

Your heating and cooling system has to work double time when the temperature soars. If you still have single-pane window units, or your windows are damaged, your HVAC system is probably running all the time, or cycling on and off repeatedly, both of which are inefficient. ENERGY STAR replacement windows are certified “tools” to help you use energy more wisely. With low-E glass options that help you reduce heat transfer in the summer, or take advantage of heat gain during extreme winter weather events, you can be certain your windows are working hard to help you keep your heating and cooling expenses from escalating out of control.

In New Jersey and New York, July is one of the most humid months of the year. To get the best performance from your windows, it’s important that they be customized for each room’s conditions. Even different windows in the same room may benefit from a different glass option to maximize energy efficiency. For example, at New York’s JFK airport, where there is an abundance of concrete and limited natural vegetation, the July daily humidity average ranges from 81.8 at 4 o’clock in the morning to 59.3 at one in the afternoon. By contrast, the numbers for Central Park are much lower: 74.8 at 4 am to 53.1 at 1 pm.

When you’re considering frame and trim colors, hardware finishes and whether or not to upgrade to TruScene insect screens, remember to consider the immediate outdoor environment. The glass options you choose will depend on how many hours of direct sunlight each window gets, whether there are outbuildings in proximity and the surrounding landscaping.

Letting the Sun Shine In – Without Harmful UV Rays

One of the many benefits homeowners enjoy when they choose to install new windows is a crystal clear view of their world beyond the glass. But, one thing no one wants is an increase in bright light or glare and UV light that damages your belongings. Modern window technology allows replacement window manufacturers to control UV ray transmission – effectively allowing natural light to flood your indoor spaces, without so much of the UV spectrum that can rapidly age your flooring, furnishings and artwork.

An interesting fact many of our New Jersey & New York Metro customers may not be aware involves the UV-B rays – those associated with sunburns and Vitamin D production – and how weather changes influence their strength. While cloudy days often result in dramatic changes in the amount of UV-B light that reaches ground surfaces, partly cloudy days pose an increased risk for people and property. The clouds, like smoggy air, cause a scattering effect, which allows up to 25% more harmful rays to reach the ground than would occur on a cloud-free day.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows Work Hard In All Weather

In a perfect world, homeowners would have a detailed set of data to customize every window for every room in their home. While we can’t predict what surprises the weather will throw at us over the next few months, we can help you design home windows that will help you bring a new layer of energy-efficiency to your home based on our regional climate and your specific home environment. Need more information? Ready to schedule a home consultation to start your journey toward installing replacement windows in your home? Fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or pick up the phone and dial 1-888-826-2451 and speak to a home window specialist 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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Choosing Replacement Windows & Patio Doors for Your New Jersey or New York Home Like a Pro  

Choose New Jersey New York Replacement Windows Like a ProIn a perfect world, our friends and neighbors in New Jersey & the New York Metropolitan area could trust every replacement window dealer to give them honest answers to their questions about energy efficiency ratings and warranty coverage. They would be able to find installers who were licensed and available if something goes wrong a few weeks or months after the installation. And, along with having confidence their windows will continue to perform as designed and built for many, many years, consumers would be satisfied after the installation with the way their new home improvement products look – without investing hours of personal labor and hard earned money every year on annual maintenance —  and perform.

As part of our belief that a well-informed customer is always the happiest customer after the sale, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro wants to give you the following information about comparing the different replacement windows available today.

Installing Replacement Windows Versus Replacing Home Windows

Unlike buying an out-of-the-box window to replace your aging or damaged existing windows, replacement windows are custom manufactured to exacting measurements that ensure the new windows will fit the structural opening left when we remove the current window unit. That means you won’t have to consult an additional construction expert outside your window installer to modify your exterior walls.

Considering Individual Components

When considering energy efficiency performance, remember that window ratings from the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) come from a research organization not affiliated with any one brand or dealership. Its R-factor and U-factor ratings give you information about the insulating ability and how well the glass is able to control heat transfer. Learn more from this article from the NFRC. Glass options provide different advantages for diverse environments.

Low-e glass has special, factory applied coatings that help control heat loss and gain effectively. The technology blocks UV rays which can damage textiles like fabrics and flooring. Heat reflecting glass panels prevent solar heat form coming indoors, so you can control your indoor climate better as summer temperature rise.

Irrespective of whether you want to control light or heat transfer, low-e glass with factory-applied coatings can help. Just remember that all glass is not created equal and both your indoor environment and the outdoor environment should influence your decision about which glass type is right for each new window for your home.

Comparing Replacement Window Frames & Performance

There are many different frame materials today – aluminum, fiberglass, wood, vinyl and Fibrex, a Renewal by Andersen exclusive composite created by combining wood and vinyl, are some of the most common frame types seen today.

Each frame type has some advantages and disadvantages:

  • Although it has been around a while, Fiberglass is still the newest type of frame material in this group As the new kid on the block, some windows with this type of frame tend to fall into a higher price-point than metal or wood.
  • Aluminum is lightweight, but condensation and heat transfer have been problems with this type of frame material in the past.
  • Vinyl has fewer condensation problems than aluminum, but isn’t as structurally sound as wood.
  • Wood frames have exceptional insulating values, but are usually require high-maintenance scraping, sanding and painting after a few years.
  • Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro’s Fibrex is energy-efficient, structurally stable and requires virtually zero maintenance to control mildew, rot or rust.

Covering All Your Bases with a Lifetime Window Warranty

While you’re checking prices and comparing construction components, remember to ask about warranty coverage. Professional contractors understand that even high-quality replacement windows designed to be virtually maintenance-free and extremely energy-efficient won’t perform as intended if the installation isn’t done properly. Your home window dealer should provide a copy (or an online link address) of their warranty before you place an order. At least they should be able to tell you if the warranty is transferable should you sell the home and if installation is covered – including parts and labor.

Glass, Frame, Installation and Warranty: Four Important Parts of the Replacement Window Puzzle

If you want to choose replacement windows and patio doors like a pro, ask about glazing options. Get the facts about special coatings and factory applied technology and how those features will help you control your indoor comfort. Remember that framing material influences energy efficiency and longevity. Finally, ask about warranty coverage before you make a final decision.

Choose Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows & Patio Doors With Confidence

We realize that we aren’t the only home replacement window and patio door dealer in the area, but we hope if you give us the chance to tell you why we are different, you’ll choose to let us help you with your project. Accept our invitation to schedule a no-obligation, in-home visit. You can ask all your questions about energy-efficiency ratings, construction materials, design features and price. We’ll give you all the information you need to make a well-informed decision. To reach us, just dial 1-888-826-2451 or fill in the short form on this page.

 

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

 

New Jersey New York Replacement Windows eBook

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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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Are You Watching Money Fly Out Windows in Your New Jersey, New York Home?

New Jersey New York Replacement Windows Money Out WindowIt Might Be Time to Install Replacement Windows & Patio Doors If . . .

Most of the time at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro we talk to our customers about the advantages of custom-built replacement windows and patio doors. Once in a while, we like to just give you some general information to help you make informed decisions about your investments. This week, with the hot, humid weather upon us, we want to help you decide if now is the time to seriously consider upgrading the windows in your home.

The decision to install new windows throughout your home should never be approached lightly. You’ll have to invest your time researching brands, dealers and window styles. Spending money on replacing windows and patio doors isn’t like upgrading your light fixtures and lawn furniture. It’s a big investment, and one that will impact your property value and the functionality of your home for a long time. Sometimes it may be wiser to repair slightly damaged windows than to replace the whole unit. For example, if you have a chipped pane in the garage, you can probably get by with just replacing the glass. At other times, repair will only buy you time, and end up costing you more in the long run. Below are three examples of situations that require replacement if you want to make sure you aren’t wasting your hard earned money.

1. Your Windows Are Old & Tired

Original home windows built during the middle of last century or before usually have wood frames. Over the years, these windows have probably been painted over and over, and some have likely had single panes replaced. Legacy windows are inefficient, often have gaps or leaks that let air and moisture in and demand routine maintenance to keep them operational and looking OK. Some of you may have windows that have been painted or nailed shut. This means if you have to get out of the room during an emergency, you’ll have to break the pane, which could lead to injuries from razor sharp shards of glass.

Modern replacement window technology innovation has given us energy-efficient options that can save you significant money on what you typically spend on heating and cooling bills. Plus, zero-maintenance Fibrex frames enhance the overall energy-efficiency of the window unit, without the annual scrape, patch and paint chores. If your home windows are really, really old, you could be putting your family at risk and may be wasting money every month trying to keep your home cool this summer.

2. Replacement Windows & Patio Doors Would Make Your Indoors More Functional

Increasing the comfort and functionality of your home is important as the temperature rises. No area of any room in your home should be hotter than the rest of the house because cooled air is sneaking out while hot air comes in. Inefficient window insulation also increases health risks for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged family members. If you can stop the air leaks with a tube of caulk that warrants a repair, but if one of the panes in a double- or triple-pane window is broken, you’ll probably need to replace the window unit, or at least the sash because the insulating gas has escaped, dramatically reducing its insulating ability.

For people with physical challenges, sometimes converting lift type windows with crank or push out styles improves functionality – and safety. Making it easy for people with mobility issues to open and close windows is essential to health and safety.

3. You Can’t Find Replacement Parts

Sometimes you just can’t find replacement parts or a contractor qualified to make repairs to aging windows. Finding a glass panel to fit a window manufactured 50 or 60 years ago could be impossible. If your older windows are metal or vinyl you may not be able to find replacement window frames or trim to fix those that are warped or bent. And, it you just replace one window under these circumstances with another brand or shape, you’ll need to find a contractor who is skilled in retro-fitting and construction. You’re taking a risk. The job could turn out great or you may find the new window sticks out like a sore thumb.

Call Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro If You’re Tired of Watching Money Go Out the Window

Whether you are interested in replacing one single hung window or every window and patio door in your home, we may be able to help you save money on your cooling bills this summer. Replacement windows make your indoor environment safer, more comfortable and totally functional for special needs family member. Ready for more information? Just fill in the short form on this page or give us a call, toll free at 1-888-826-2451 to speak to a replacement window specialist today.

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

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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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