Decorating with Window Transoms & Patterned Glass in New Jersey & New York

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As we continue our series about replacement window standards we’ll discuss transoms and patterned glass for your New Jersey or New York home. Window dealers often talk about Energy-Star ratings and performance metrics published by third-party agencies like the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), but they don’t often talk about other standards. This week’s Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro focus will cover glass quality standards and transom window options. Continue reading Decorating with Window Transoms & Patterned Glass in New Jersey & New York

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Window Styles, Performance & Industry Standards in NJ & NY

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When considering replacement windows for your New Jersey or New York home, it is important to look at the full portfolio of styles available. There’s a reason reputable window dealers, including Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, don’t automatically push one style over another. Every room in your home has unique characteristics. How you use each room plays a part and what you expect from your windows also influences the style preferences that are right for you.

Here are three things to consider as you compare replacement window styles. Continue reading Window Styles, Performance & Industry Standards in NJ & NY

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Understanding Window Environmental Standards in NJ & NY

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Industry Standards: Part 1

Understanding Window Environmental Standards in NJ & NY

Giving our homeowners every resource possible to make good decisions is a part of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors’ commitment to building lasting relationships. For the next six weeks, we’ll publish a series of articles about window and door industry standards. We believe this information will help you compare replacement windows and patio doors for efficiently, and ensure you make wise investment choices for your future.

Let’s start our guide with a discussion about sustainability and environmental standards.

Protecting our Natural Resources

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s parent company, the Andersen Corporation, sets a high bar for protecting our natural resources. With a cradle-to-grave policy that includes designing home windows that enhance energy-efficiency to recovering wood from the manufacturing process to create our patented Fibrex frame materials, Andersen strives to deliver home improvement products that make life more enjoyable for customers without compromising our planet. By building products designed to last decades, the company plays a vital role in saving homeowners money on utility bills and short-term replacement costs while reducing landfill waste. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro also assumes responsibility for disposing of your old windows removed, so you never have to worry about finding a recycle center, or go to the expense of cleaning up after the installation is complete.

Sustainability, Environmental Standards & Historic Preservation

During historic home preservation projects, homeowners often struggle with balancing a need to improve energy-efficiency, and maintaining original design and style features. While modern glass manufacturing processes and new composite materials have dramatically improved energy-efficiency, older homes often have some architectural features that lay the foundation for preserving a historic building and enhancing energy-efficiency performance simultaneously.

For example, weather permitting, operable windows allow natural cooling while natural light sources reduce the need for artificial lighting. When considering which type of replacement window to install during a historic home renovation, it is important to consult local, state and federal agencies for guidelines before purchasing your windows. The goal of restoration is to maintain the original appearance and characteristics.

Optimally, the National Park Service prefers original wood windows be repaired when updated a historic building. However, keep in mind that lost energy finds its way out of your home through the glass and via gaps around the frame and sash. When old wood windows are too far gone for repair and replacement is the only option choosing replacement windows that offer superior energy-efficiency is vital to maintaining designated status.

Environmental Stewardship & Replacement Windows

Whether you are updating a registered historic home, or simply tired of dealing with worn out, energy-draining windows, window glass and frame choices matter. Modern manufacturing techniques, innovative technology applied to glass in the factory and superior frame materials all strengthen environmental stewardship practices. Low-E glass solutions today reduce heat transfer during warm weather and allow homeowners to maximize natural light during colder months, both reducing the energy costs and environmental burden associated with heating and cooling your home.

Energy Star labeled windows meet or exceed strict industry standards. According to Energy.gov, “When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs.” Reducing those costs also reduce the demand upon natural resources needed to heat, cool and light your home. You can personally control your environmental footprint and window performance by installing replacement windows designed to enhance energy-efficiency intentionally selected for our climate and your home setting.

Explore Sustainable Replacement Windows for Your New Jersey or New York Home

We are committed to protecting our natural resources and helping homeowners improve energy-efficiency. To learn more about selecting high-performance replacement windows and patio doors that meet or exceed all industry standards talk to a window specialist today. Simply fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451.

 

Download our Free Guide to New Jersey & New York Metro 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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NY & NJ Window & Door Education Series Summary w/ Links

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The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Guide to Designing Replacement Windows & Patio Doors  

We finished our 12-Part Window and Door Education Series for homeowners in New Jersey and New York last week. But because sometimes you want to go back and read an article again – or you missed it the first time – our Renewal by Andersen blog post this week is a summary of the series, with links to each post and a few extra resources to make your replacement window research more efficient.

12-Part Window and Door Education Series Links

Part 1: Benefits of Double Hung Replacement Windows in New Jersey & New York

Learn how advanced construction techniques have turned this functional standard into one of the most popular styles on the market today.

Part 2: Bay & Bow Replacement Windows Benefits in New Jersey & New York

Explore unique configurations and find out how these two beautiful window addition create additional floor space and decorating freedom.

Part 3: 9 Benefits of Renewal by Andersen of NJ&NY Casement Windows

Discover why experts agree this style is the most energy-efficient replacement window style around.

Part 4: Best Patio Door Style For New Jersey New York Metro Homes

Compare three distinctive patio door styles and why the right choice makes your life simpler, more beautiful and more convenient.

Part 5: Benefits of Awning,Hoppers in New Jersey & New York

Find out why these two styles are perfect for small spaces, as companion accents above/below large picture windows, and as the perfect solution for basements and baths.

Part 6: Sliding/Gliding Window Benefits in New Jersey & New York

Familiarize yourself with this window style that allows homeowners to expand their viewing area without buying larger windows.

Part 7: How to Customize Your New Jersey & New York Windows (Accessories)

Gain knowledge about grilles, locks, hardware, factory applied glass technology, check rails and window screens available to accessorize your new home windows.

Part 8: How To Customize Your New Jersey & New York Windows

Important considerations for designing high-performance replacement windows that match your personal, and your home’s architectural, style.

Part 9: Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Window Grilles in New Jersey & New York

Follow the evolution of sashing strips in 20th century windows to modern, optional grilles available in standard and custom layout patterns to complement your home architecture.

Part 10: Safety Features & Benefits of New Jersey & New York Replacement Windows

Design your replacement windows and patio doors for enhanced security with tips on glass choices, the proper frame material selection and optional locks and window guards that protect your family.

Part 11: Window and Patio Door Hardware

Reconsider the importance of hardware choices related to safety, ease-of-use and interior decorating goals.

Bonus Links

While we touched on the factory applied technology that helps you control light levels and harmful UV rays that enter through the window glass, you may need a bit more information about all of the choices available. Learn more about standard glass options and our patterned glass that obscures the view, but allows some natural light to come through the pane.

If you want to see how each window style and design choice will influence the way your home looks inside, download our mobile app. It’s free, easy to use and will give you a decent digital preview. You can also visit our inspiration gallery, or use our replacement window and patio door visualizer.

Meet With a Professional New Jersey & New York Replacement Window Specialist

Still have a few questions about designing modern, Energy Star certified replacement windows and patio doors? The fastest way to get an answer to every question is fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a private, no-obligation consultation with a personal consultant 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

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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Hardware Decorating Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Windows & Doors

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Decorating Benefits of Ideal Hardware for Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows

This week’s Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement window and patio door article wraps up our 12-week series about replacement window and patio door styles, accessories and performance features designed to save homeowners money on utility bills and maintenance. We chose this week to discuss hardware since this is often one of the last design elements people consider for their new home windows. Continue reading to learn more about our full line of standard and exclusive hardware for replacement windows and patio doors. Continue reading Hardware Decorating Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Windows & Doors

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