4 Tips That Will Help Your Give Your Neo-Colonial Home a More Authentic Style

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Neo-Colonial homes, often just called “Colonials”, are among most popular architectural styles seen in New Jersey and metropolitan New York neighborhoods. These are typically modern, recently-built homes with traditional colonial design elements. Neo-colonials offer the best of modern design along with the cozy, welcoming aspect of traditional colonial homes—and they fit well into areas with both historic homes and newer ones. Adding authenticity to their look means incorporating landscaping and other exterior features (like Renewal by Andersen replacement windows!) to give your Neo-Colonial a style upgrade so it stands out from the crowd.

Thinking about updating your Neo-Colonial home to enhance energy-efficiency or create a more inviting curb appeal this fall? These tips will help you get started!

#1 Choose Replacement Window Styles Wisely

The right replacement windows add coziness and an aesthetic element that couples well with your home’s traditional styling while also offering an efficient, weatherproof seal against the elements. The most popular traditional window styles are double-hung windows with a Colonial grille pattern. This gives the effect of traditional multi-paned windows.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro offers full divided-light grilles that mimic the look of multiple panes set into a carefully-crafted wooden frame. In divided-light frames, aluminum spacers between the double glass panes and exterior grilles cause light to refract just as it would off of individual glass panes, so even the smallest details appear historically accurate. Those details can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home.

#2 Install Authentic-Looking Shutters

Though shutters can completely transform the look of a home, they’re often misused and improperly installed, which does more harm for a house’s style than good, especially when you’ve already gone to the trouble of choosing authentic replacement windows.

Once a critical design element, today shutters are usually non-functional—and, according to some old house experts, thoroughly unattractive. Shutters that are attached directly to the siding and look like they couldn’t cover the entire window, even if they were closed, can quickly give an otherwise beautiful home a sad, tacky finish to those “in the know”.

Investing in historically accurate shutters with real hinges (even if decorative) and realistic sizing can upgrade your home from just another Neo-Colonial in the crowd to something truly special.

#3 Update Landscaping and Entry Style

Colonial homes typically embrace symmetry, geometry, and balance in their simple, straightforward exterior design elements. Rather than a profusion of landscaping, simple, symmetrical shapes take over. A no-frills entryway is easier to maintain and more in line with colonial style than one with lots of decorative touches, so keep it simple: a seasonal wreath and potentially a couple of tall potted plants on each side of the door, or something similarly straightforward. Think – no fuss, low maintenance.

#4 Use Lighting to Showcase Your Walkways and Entry

A post light in the style of a traditional gas or oil light makes any home’s walkway or front yard look cozier and invites guests in with a flourish. Balanced Colonial-style sconces on either side of your front door can also make a big difference. Choose dark, oil-rubbed finishes for a warm, old-world finish.

Boost Efficiency & Maintain Architectural Integrity

Remember that maintaining architectural style is important. But, you don’t have to sacrifice energy-efficiency to create a beautiful, inviting appearance. Our full portfolio of glass options includes only Energy Star certified low-e glass, which means you may be able to reduce your heating and air conditioning bills. As part of the home consultation, a replacement window specialist will help you consider glazing options for every room in your home based on the lot orientation, how you use the space and whether it is more important to control light transmission or take advantage of heat gain during the cold weather months. By choosing the right glass for every window, you can address individual challenges that could be costing you more now on your utility bills than you should be paying.

Give Your Neo-Classical Home a Make Over with Replacement Windows

As you can see, upgrading your neo-classical colonial-style home means focusing on simplicity. Updating your home shouldn’t be complicated. With decades of experience helping homeowners replace and upgrade their windows, we have perfected the process to make it easy for you to compare replacement window styles, select colors and accessories and order your new home windows without stress or hassles.

Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York for a Free Replacement Window Consultation

We’d love to talk to you about ways we can help make sure your windows reflect your home’s personality and possibly even lower your heating and air conditioning bill at the same time. Get started with your home’s exterior upgrades by giving Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro a call today! The call is free, just dial 1-888-826-2451. No time to call right now? No problem, fill in the short form on this page and we’ll call you back at your convenience.

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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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Top 5 Reviews of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro

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By reviewing Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows reviews online we found there are some benefits that consumers seem to mention more often than not. We spent some time reading replacement window forums and talking to our own customers, and this week we want to tell you 5 things our customers – and others who have navigated the home window upgrade journey – think every homeowner should know before they buy new windows for their home.

1. Our Windows Are Finally Draft-Free!

Installing modern, energy-efficient double-pane replacement windows means no more drafty corners during the winter and hotspots during the summer because your old single-pane windows let conditioned air escape and outdoor air sneak in.

From Mike Cucciniello (Five Stars on Google Reviews)

Second time having windows put in and once again an amazing job. Very happy with the windows. The rooms already feel cooler with the air on.”

2. We Have More Free Time

It’s true that well-built wood frame casement windows will last for decades with some maintenance and TLC. The question is, “How much time and money are you willing to invest keeping your old windows functioning well and looking beautiful?” If you tallied up all the time and money you would spend over the years maintaining single-pane, non-energy-efficient windows you might be surprised. And, when you factor in the hassle and time spent repairing outdated window components that fail due to age and remediating mold, rot and mildew, the expense is even higher.

From a homeowner self-identified as rinqreation on the Houzz forum discussing a recent upgrade with double-pane, duo tone, wood-grain replacement windows:

Well worth the money (though it will hurt for a while) and not having to paint for the next 30 to 40 years is a major plus too!”

We recommend Fibrex replacement windows over traditional wood windows to avoid investing your precious time and hard earned money maintaining wood windows that often develop mold and mildew issues in humid climates like we have.

3. Don’t Forget the Window Screens

You may have to put up with a swarm of no-see-ums attacking you while you’re sitting outside or on a bike ride, but that doesn’t mean you should put up with irritating insects indoors. When you want to open your new windows to capture a cool breeze or improve ventilation, screens provide protection against those nuisances. Standard insect screens are always included with replacement window and patio door options. If you want to be sure you’re blocking even the tiniest flying insects consider an upgrade to ultra-fine mesh TruScene screens.

One homeowner who left the accessory decisions to the contractor (NOT Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro) had this to say after the installation was complete: “Only thing is that I realized as the summer came on that they hadn’t included screens. What were they thinking?!”

4. Blocking Noise a Surprise Benefit of New Windows

Ann Marie H offered this review in March (2016)

My new renewal by Anderson windows have made a 100% change to my home, no more noise, no more breezes [drafts], just peace all the way around. I say they are worth the money a lovely home is income to my pocket. The staff very professional. Love you guys.”

Modern designs reduce noise transfer moving from outside to inside and vice versa. So, while you’re thinking about appearance, energy-efficiency and comfort, you can have peace of mind you’ll have less traffic noise and fewer privacy issues once your installation is completed. Remember, if you have areas where you want to block the view from the outside, you have four patterned glass options that obscure the view, without totally blocking natural light.

5. Window Installation by a Pro Team Matters

There is a common concern among homeowners just starting their replacement window journey – “How do I choose a reputable contractor to install the windows?” When you purchase replacement windows and patio doors from Renewal by Andersen, that will never be an issue. We only allow fully trained, certified technicians to install our home improvement upgrades.

If you don’t choose a skilled contractor familiar with the type and brand of windows you’re buying, you run the risk of damaging your new upgrades and potentially voiding your warranty. Plus, even if the installation happens to be done correctly by an outside contractor, you may not have a positive experience. You may be left with a mess to clean up after the workers are gone or you could have to rent a truck to haul off your old windows. Here’s what another customer had to say after the installation:

I just had windows installed by your team from Jackson Street in Cranford and I couldn’t be happier. Miquel, Edwin, and Victor were punctual, proficient in their work, patient in answering my questions, and immaculate in cleaning the areas, to a point of not knowing any work was done there. I haven’t had any time to evaluate the window efficiency yet since they were just installed but I expect them to be as great as they look! Thank you! 5 star rating from me!” Marilyn K.

Trust the Reviews from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Customers

You don’t have to take our word for the quality, beauty and performance of our replacement windows. We encourage you to look at the reviews on our website and visit your trusted online review sites. Then, fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a home-consultation to discuss windows options for your home.

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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 Replacement Window Keys for Cape-style Homes in New Jersey & New York  

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Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro offers replacement window styles that look great on every architectural style home in our area. Whether you have one of the very popular Colonial, Ranch, Cape, etc. homes, a Modern condominium in the city or a designated Historical dwelling, we can help you update your home with energy-efficient Energy Star labeled fixtures.

Cape style homes are prevalent in America’s Northeast, and a good number occupy both historic and modern New Jersey and New York metropolitan area neighborhoods. Originally intended to offer the utmost in function and efficiency, Capes were designed to withstand the harsh coastal weather of New England.

Steeply slanted roofs shed rain and snow easily, dormers opened the attic or second floor rooms, and a central fireplace and chimney served to provide a cozy central spot to heat the entire house. Today, updated, modern twists on the traditional Capes abound—and choosing the perfect replacement windows and doors to retain that style can make all the difference in your home’s overall aesthetic appeal.

If you’re ready to upgrade the windows in your Cape-style home, there are three key features you should consider.

Top 3 Replacement Window Options

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro can fabricate replacement windows to fit even the oddest-sized, specialty shapes sometimes needed for historic homes. When choosing windows for your Cape, you’ll want to consider grille pattern, glass type, and color options to best complement your home’s existing style.

1. Grille Patterns

Colonial Window Grille
Colonial style window grille

While Colonial-style window grille patterns are the most popular choice for capes and the most historically accurate, they’re not the only option. Renewal by Andersen’s Colonial style grilles give windows the feel of a very traditional multi-paned window, featuring several small glass panes framed in thin strips of wood. The style imitates windows that were manufactured before the ability to craft large, sturdy sheets of glass had been developed.

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Prairie style window grille

Prairie-style window grille pattern also make a solid choice for many Capes. Prairie-style grilless are most common in farm-style houses, but their airy look and grille orientation also lends itself well to some Capes. In this orientation, grilles set a few inches from the window’s outer edge crisscross at the corners to frame a larger central pane.

For the most authentic look possible, divided light grilles feature an spacer between the panes of glass as well as exterior grilles, so light refracts just as it would on a traditional multi-paned window, but you’ll enjoy all the efficiency benefits of double-paned glass.

2. Glass Type

The glass type you choose has more to do with your home’s specific needs than with style, though some glazing does have a bit of a tint to filter out harsh sunlight. You’ll choose from the following options:

  • High-Performance Low-E4 Glass, which is 56% more efficient in the summer than ordinary double-paned glass and blocks 84% of harmful UV rays
  • High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSunTM glass, which is 70% more efficient in the summer and blocks 95% of harmful UV rays
  • High-Performance Low-E4 Sun GlassTM, which offers the best resistance against solar heat gain, keeps your home cooler during the hottest months of the year, and reduces the visible light that filters through.

The “best” type of glass for your home depends on its orientation toward the rising and setting sun, the amount of shade your home gets from trees, other homes in proximity and landscaping, along with the architectural elements of your home.

3. Color

window color chipsOnce you’ve chosen the best windows, grille patterns, and glass options for your home, you get to enjoy the fun part: selecting interior and exterior colors, and choosing from a wide variety of hardware finishes so every last detail complements your home’s decor. For help deciding, Renewal by Andersen’s Window & Door Visualizer is a great tool — just upload an exterior picture of your home and it will help you envision what’s possible.

Updating Your Cape Style Home with Modern Replacement Windows From Renewal by Andersen

With standard or customized grille patterns, an almost unlimited number of color combinations and energy-efficient glass options available, we’re sure you’re going to love the way your home looks and feels after your replacement window renovation.

We’d love to help you develop a game plan to upgrade your windows before the winter weather hits! If you have more questions about your replacement window options, stop by your local showroom today. You can also get the process started without ever leaving your home. Just take a minute to fill in the short form on this page, or call us at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule an in-home consultation with a professional replacement window specialist.

 

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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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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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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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

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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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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

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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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

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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