Home improvement projects are often much more complicated when your home is a historic building. Historic properties have beauty and charm that can’t be matched, but which can be easily ruined if the wrong products are installed in them. At the same time, older homes are unique and require a qualified contractor who understands old buildings and their unique characteristics. Finding the right installer is important to ensure that the work is done properly to preserve and protect the historic charm of your building. If you happen to own one of the beautiful historic properties gracing our New Jersey or New York Metro area communities, finding the right windows and the right installer is very important to ensure you preserve your home’s character and value. Below are three things to consider when replacing the windows in your historic home.

#1. Window Appearance

Your older windows may not function as well as they once did, but they sure do have character. That’s why it’s important to find windows with equal amounts of character when you’re performing your window replacement.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro windows come in a variety of styles, with distinctive grille patterns and colors that can help recreate the original windows in your home, whether you’re replacing double hung windows, picture windows or any other type of specialty shaped window. Our streamlined purchase process and signature service allow you to design your own windows to ensure they match the character of the windows to the character of the house.

#2. Window Quality

Your historic house is worth too much skimp on windows, so when shopping for windows, consider quality first. How do you shop for quality? Read reviews, consider any awards given to the company for outstanding products and customer service, and check references before hiring a window installer. Read the warranty too, as a good quality window should come with a high quality warranty to match.

#3. Window Durability

You don’t want to replace your windows more often than necessary, especially if shopping for new windows is made harder by your home’s historic status. Look for windows that are made to last. Renewal by Andersen’s window frames are made from Fibrex®, a material made from wood and resins. Fibrex provides the look of classic wood without the maintenance nightmares! Compared to wood, Fibrex lasts longer and needs far less maintenance. If you install Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro windows, it will be a long time before you’ll have to install any new windows again.

#4. Window Performance

New windows come with new features that can help you maintain your older property inside and out. For example, Renewal by Andersen’s high-performance Low-E4 glass helps protect the home’s interior from damaging UV rays. Sunlight can fade your antique wood floors, beautiful wallpapers, even your carefully chosen furniture with expensive upholstery. With well-chosen modern windows, you can more easily protect your home and everything inside of it from the damaging effects of the sun.

Improve Your Historic Home with New Windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro

Renewal by Andersen is the replacement window division of Andersen, which has been making home improvement products since 1903. Who better to replace the windows in your historic home than the company that’s been America’s premier window manufacturer for over 115 years? Are you planning a window installation project for your historic home? Work with professionals with integrity, experience and a top-of-the-line product. Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro. To schedule your free consultation, use the toll free number 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the short form on this page.



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