Getting the Most from Replacement Windows in New Jersey and New York with Grilles, Specialty Windows and Patterned Glass

New Jersey & New York Custom Replacement WindowsYou’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

New York New Jersey Replacement Window Grille OptionsWhile 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

New Jersey New York Replacement Window Patterned GlassPatterned 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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How to Find a Good Replacement Window Dealer in New Jersey & New York

Find a Replacement Window Dealer in New Jersey & New York

If this is the first time you will be buying replacement windows – most homeowners will only go through the journey once in their lifetime – you probably have lots of questions. One of the most important things you can do early on during the research phase is find a reputable window dealer in the New Jersey and New York Metro region to assist you. Don’t assume every dealer sells the same “package” or that they all have your best interest in mind.

You can find a replacement window dealer that will respect your time and hard-earned money, and it isn’t as hard as you might think.

Here are a few suggestions to make sure you find a dealer you can trust. Continue reading How to Find a Good Replacement Window Dealer in New Jersey & New York

4 Tips to Pick Replacement Windows for Your Older Home in NJ & NY

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Do you own or recently purchase an older home in New Jersey or New York? Thinking about updating the windows, but aren’t sure which replacement windows you should buy? Of course, “older home” is a really broad category. Older might mean your house was built 30 to 50 years ago. Or, it might be a historic home in a preservation district. Many people equate condition with age, which isn’t always a valid measurement. At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, we advise homeowners to think beyond age and consider context when deciding which styles and features are the best fit for their home. Continue reading 4 Tips to Pick Replacement Windows for Your Older Home in NJ & NY

Updating Your New Jersey or New York Home with an HOA

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Updating your New Jersey or New York Metropolitan area home when you live in a housing development governed by Home Owner Association (HOA) covenants isn’t always easy. If you are considering installing replacement windows, we can help you achieve your vision without getting in trouble with the board.

Consult Your HOA about Home Window Specs Before Scheduling Your First In-Home Visit

In exchange for giving up some of your rights as a homeowner, you gain some benefits via the HOA. Usually, the monthly or annual dues cover thing like property and liability insurance for common areas, lawn care, access to community recreational facilities, and occasionally, group pricing for utilities, cable and security services.

One of the downsides of living in a covenanted neighborhood, however, is that you may have to stifle personal creativity and visual expression to ensure the area maintains prescribed appearance mandates. For example, you may not be able to paint the exterior of your home purple – not that many people do – or even replace the brick with stucco or vinyl siding.

Before initiating any home improvement project, talk to a member of the board about your plans.

Homeowners facing a meeting with the board must be focused, detail-oriented and organized. Your first step is reading the bylaws and covenants provided when you purchased your home. After a careful review, create a detailed summary of your remodel plans, including specifics about colors, building materials, an anticipated work schedule (including a beginning and ending date for your project) and anything else you can think of that may intersect with HOA rules and regulations.

The Renewal by Andersen brand has helped homeowners all across the United States achieve their personal goals, while keeping their HOA happy. In our area, that often means explaining that our patented Fibrex frame material is guaranteed to maintain its original shape, finish and color, even when subjected to our harsh winters and scorching hot summers.

Although it sometimes doesn’t seem that way, the board doesn’t create rules just to frustrate homeowners. The rules are intended to preserve an attractive presentation for residents and guests. If your association is hesitant to approve your replacement window project, we are happy to provide a copy of our exclusive 20/2/10 warranty that clearly details product performance and longevity – something that tends to impress the powers-that-be if they were expecting vinyl to be on the menu.

Schedule a Private, In-Home Consultation with a Professional Replacement Window Specialist

During your personal in-home consultation with a replacement window specialist, you (and your spouse or significant other) and the representative will discuss design features for your new windows. Sometimes frame color is a factor of contention between board members and homeowners, especially for historic districts and areas where older homes dictate style and architecture.

One thing that shouldn’t be an issue is replacement window size, since every unit is precision crafted to fit into the opening let when we remove your existing home windows. Replacing a 4′ X 8′ picture window with a 4′ X 8′ sliding window will not significantly change the exterior appearance, unless you modify the grille pattern, install patterned glass or switch to a more vibrant color. Replacing the same picture window with a bay or bow on the other hand, could dramatically transform the appearance. However, as long as the placement doesn’t negatively change the overall “integrity” of the neighborhood, most HOAs will approve diverse styles that boost property value.

You and your window consultant will discuss the important design features listed below. Follow the links for more information.

  • Replacement window and patio door styles, including: bay/bow, casement, double-hung, sliders specialty shapes, awnings and inoperable windows. Plus, contemporary sliding patio doors and French-hinged patio doors.
  • Energy-efficient Energy Star glass options that allow you to control light, harmful UV rays and heat transfer.
  • Grille patterns and placement solutions that give homeowners total control over how they see the world from both interior and exterior vantage points.
  • Color and trim choices that include: factory-applied exterior colors in a wide range of shades, prefinished and paintable wood interior components that allow you unlimited color combinations to satisfy your need to visually express yourself, while staying true to the HOA vision of the neighborhood. When viewing colors online, remember that colors are represented differently on screens than when viewed under different lighting conditions, so they may be slightly different in person from what you saw on your electronic device.

Coordinating with Your HOA is Easy with Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows of New Jersey and New York Metro Specialists at Your Side

Our primary focus at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro is to give you what you need to bring your vision to life. We proudly offer low-maintenance replacement windows that practically clean themselves with glass coatings activated by the sun that minimize water spots. If your HOA is reluctant to approve your remodel plan, simply fill in the form on this page or call us at 1-888-826-2451 and we’ll help you create a plan for success.

Get Signature Service in Your NJ & NY Replacement Windows

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Real estate industry research suggests that the average American buys a new home every 9 to 12 years. Despite that fact, most homeowners will only invest in replacement windows once during their adult life. Renewal by Andersen customers from throughout the Our New Jersey & New York Metropolitan area come to us looking for solutions to control rising heating and air conditioning expenses, or sometimes to give their older homes a modern, fresh appearance. Some are updating their home because their windows are damaged and in such poor condition they cannot keep the rain and cold from coming inside. Whatever the reason – and whether it is the first time, or the third time – that a homeowner contacts us to discuss purchasing replacement windows, we want the experience to be pleasant, informative and stress-free. Continue reading Get Signature Service in Your NJ & NY Replacement Windows