For New Jersey & New York Metro homeowners who admire the distinctive ornamentation of legacy sash windows, replacement window grilles offer a modern, energy-efficient solution in home décor. Grilles, unlike sash strips from the 19th and 20th centuries that joined many smaller panes together to create larger windows, are purely decorative today. This week’s installment of the Renewal by Andersen blog covers some of the benefits and options in choosing window grilles when designing your new windows. Continue reading Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Window Grilles in New Jersey & New York
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You’ve made the decision to upgrade your New Jersey or New York home’s windows and you are wondering how Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows can help you achieve your energy-conservation and decorating goals.
For decades we’ve been helping our customers design new windows and patio doors to ensure they get the highest return on their investment while improving the comfort in their homes. If you only want to update your windows to gain financial benefits like improving the market value of your home by increasing energy-efficiency, we can help with that but we can also help you design high-performing replacement windows that replicate the original design or have a unique aesthetic appeal with customized grille patterns and vibrant color combinations.
If you have been wondering whether to invest in off-the-shelf products or order custom-built replacement windows, here are a few of the alternative design features available when you design your own rather than purchase stock options.
Customizing New Jersey & New York Replacement Windows with Unique Window Grilles
While there are standard grille patterns that may allow you to replicate the existing look and feel of your home, you may want something that more accurately reflects your personality and decorating style. When you’re remodeling a historic residence, it may be important to you to choose a between-the-glass or simulated full divided light option that closely mimics traditional windows constructed with individual panes divided by wood strips. We have seven standard traditional grille patters, but you can also choose to create your own custom pattern to add a touch of personality or character to your. Our design team can help you get the perfect accent features to meet your decorating goals. Whether you choose permanently affixed grilles or opt for removable wood interiors that allow you to paint or stain to match your existing trim or wall color, you have the freedom to bring your vision to life.
Adding an Artistic Touch with Specialty Windows
Specialty windows allow you to replace standard rectangular windows with something that adds a bit of whimsy or distinction to an otherwise bland curb appeal. Often combined with more “traditional” window styles that enable ventilation, specialty windows are fixed, which means you’ll automatically improve energy-efficiency no matter which shape you choose. Geometric shapes (triangles, trapezoids and octagons) installed above or beside other windows allow you to create truly unique configurations that accent key architectural features. These specialty windows also serve as a unique focal point when installed under eaves or high on the wall in rooms with cathedral or vaulted ceilings. More than a dozen specialty windows shapes are available in our portfolio, but almost unlimited configurations allow you to express your personality and accentuate your home’s unique character.
Because every Renewal by Andersen replacement window is custom made to your specifications, you can get exactly what you want the first time with little hassle. Try doing this with off-the-shelf versions (if you can) and you’ll find you incur additional construction expense to achieve unique configurations. That means you’ll not only end up paying more, but you’ll also have to invest time and energy vetting contractors and most likely have to put up with the inconvenience and mess far longer than the one day installation you’ll have with most Renewal by Andersen renovation projects.
Creating Ambiance with Patterned Glass
Patterned glass adds a layer of privacy without blocking natural light and gives you an opportunity to add visual and textural appeal to your interior spaces. Four unique patterns give you the flexibility you may want to obscure the view in bedrooms or bathrooms or where you want to add a unique feature that complements your decorating scheme. You can add patterned glass to specialty windows, transoms and operable windows to get that “wow factor” in entry ways and foyers, too.
You may be able to find patterned glass on the shelf at your local big-box home improvement store, but finding the correct size and shape could be challenging. Custom-manufactured windows always fit your space when a replacement window installation team removes your existing windows — no modification or extra construction needed to make standard options fit.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows Give Homeowners Design Options Off-the-Shelf Solutions Can’t Deliver
If you need to replace a broken window in the garage, you can probably find a replacement window that will work at the local home improvement store. But, if you’re looking for energy efficient options that allow you to customize your home to fit your unique financial and decorating goals, custom-crafted replacement windows give you the freedom to create truly unique, best-fit windows that represent your personality and accent the best features of your home.
Need more information about updating your New Jersey or metropolitan New York home? You can reach us by calling 1-888-826-2451 or filling in the short form on this page to request a brochure.
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