Choosing the best replacement patio door style for your New Jersey or metropolitan New York home doesn’t have to be complicated. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro offers three basic patio door options with custom features and accessories that allow homeowners to create the perfect fit. Customizing the doors starts and ends with you. Let’s begin with a look at sliding patio doors.
Replacement casement windows offer a host of benefits and decorative features for New Jersey and New York Metro area homeowners. Because you can open and angle the glass portion of the window unit to capture outside air to direct it indoors, this style is perhaps the most efficient ventilation window around. The fine detailing of this window style provide both a beautiful and functional window you’ll be proud to add to your home remodeling project. Here are a few things that make the casement window such a popular choice.
8 Design Features that Make Casement Windows Popular
In this installment in our 12-week Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro Replacement Window series, we’d like to introduce you to some benefits and features of the beautiful bay and bow replacement windows.
Both bay and bow windows add dimension and visual texture to your indoor spaces, and create a stunning focal point for your curb-side appearance. If you’ve ever dreamed of modernizing your home with a unique addition that complements your existing architecture, these styles may be perfect whether you live in a traditional or contemporary home. Continue reading Bay & Bow Replacement Windows Benefits in New Jersey & New York
In our first article of our new 12-part replacement window and patio door education series, we’re going to give our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro blog visitors a bit more information about one of the most popular replacement window products in our portfolio: the double-hung window. Traditional, classic, timeless, versatile, and distinctive; these are all adjectives commonly used to describe double-hung windows. Here are a few reasons why the double-hung window is so popular with our customers.
Sash Windows Control Indoor Comfort Naturally
Double-hung windows have two vertical, movable sash – the upper sash slides down, the lower sash moves up. Among the many benefits of this popular style is the opportunity to enhance ventilation as a cooling method for your home during periods of moderate temperatures. By lowering the upper sash slightly and raising the bottom sash the same amount, you create an entrance path for cool air at the bottom, while allowing warm air to exit the room as it naturally rises toward the ceiling. While this natural cooling method works wonders during spring and fall, homeowners in our area will most likely still run their HVAC systems during the hottest part of the year. Don’t forget to ask about insect screens if you plan to use natural ventilation.
Highly Versatile Design Opportunities
Historically, single-hung sash windows were constructed with wood frames and several equally sized and shaped smaller glass panes – typically six on the bottom sash and six on the upper sash – joined with wood sashing strips, also known as mullions. Today, modern technology allows us to create massive sheets of glass so joining strips are almost obsolete. For homeowners who want to capture the energy-efficiency benefits of Fibrex composite frames surrounding large glass panels, but want the aesthetic of original sash windows, we offer grilles as an optional decorative touch.
You may also decide whether you want the lower sash to slide in front of the upper section, or behind. Another way to modify the traditional appearance is to make the upper sash (or lower sash) taller or shorter than the companion sash. These options provides slightly different visual texture without compromising performance.
Plus, you can install a specialty shaped window above to complement certain aspects of your home’s architecture. For example, using an equal leg arch window above a traditional square window section, softens the appearance of a home with sharp features.
As you can see, it is possible to create truly unique double-hung replacement windows that complement your home’s personality, architecture and character while including convenience, comfort and safety.
Everyday Benefits Gained by Installing Double-Hung Replacement Windows
This style is one of the easiest to clean. Factory applied technology virtually eliminates water spots caused by rain or water from sprinklers when activated by direct sunlight. And, the tilt-in-to-clean constructions allows you to safely reach both interior and exterior surfaces from inside your home without ladders. This window style looks perfectly at home in Victorian, Cape Code, colonial ranch and Georgian style homes. Beautiful, affordable, easy to maintain and energy-efficient. What more could you ask of your windows?
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The double-hung window is only one of our beautiful energy-efficient replacement windows, but it is one of the most popular styles we offer. Have questions we didn’t cover in this post? Simply fill the form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-826-2451.
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Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing a series of educational articles highlighting the different Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York replacement window styles, accessories and features available to you. We hope these posts will give you more information about the benefits that come when you thoughtfully design new windows and doors for your home.
What You Can Expect from this Replacement Window & Patio Door Series
Each week in this space you’ll find helpful information to help you customize your replacement windows and/or patio doors so you capture the highest value from your investment. Of course, if you decide you are ready to move forward with upgrading your home immediately, we hope you choose to partner with our team. In the meantime, here is a preview of what you can expect from this series.
#1. Different Window Styles Affect Function, Appearance, Energy-Efficiency and Safety
We start with exploring seven different replacement window styles that make it possible for you to select the best window for every room of in your home. Each style offers its own unique set of convenience and safety features. You’ll learn how your choices enhance ventilation, bring in more natural light and increase energy-efficiency that can help you save money on heating and cooling bills. Expect to learn more about the following options.
Sliding (or Gliding) windows
Special configurations including, bay and bow replacement windows and geometric shapes
#2. Don’t Forget the Patio Doors
We’ll compare sliding and hinged patio door choices as well to help you decide which one will best complement your home and your family’s lifestyle. Choosing an ideal replacement patio door gives homeowners more options for furniture placement indoors as well as on the patio, and makes entrance and egress safer and more convenient, too.
#3. Accessories and Design Features
In the accessory and features sections, we’ll explain how grilles offer you additional design options. Look for information about standard grille layouts and custom solutions that allow you to add balance and symmetry to your curb appearance, and those that help you create stunning focal points or showcase a unique home feature. Although hardware is often thought of as purely functional, you’ll also learn how the style and finish you choose can dramatically impact your overall decorating scheme, or simply melt into the background.
#4. Safety, Convenience & Comfort
Finally, you will learn about modern glass technology that virtually blocks all harmful UV rays that could damage your furniture and artwork, special glass solutions that enhance privacy and features that make your home safer – like optional foot pedal locks for the patio door. There are even design features that make it easier to clean your new windows without the ordinary hassles that come with older, traditional window maintenance and upkeep. You’ll also discover how TruScene insect screen features keep your family healthier and more comfortable.
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We hope that this upcoming series will help our friends and neighbors in New York and New Jersey gather the information they need to make well-informed decisions about upgrading their homes with modern, custom-built replacement windows and patio doors. Please come back each week for the newest installment. And, if you have a question about anything you read, or want information immediately about a specific style or feature, simply fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 for an appointment to speak to a replacement window consultant.
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