Replacing windows in your New Jersey or New York metro home isn’t something most people do on a regular basis. Many first-time Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey or New York Metro customers have never purchased replacement windows or replacement patio doors before. For most people, investing in replacement windows is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event – unless they move into another home with outdated windows.

Chances are, even if you have purchased replacement windows for your home, it’s been awhile since then. So, here are a few things that might have changed since your last window buying journey.

#1. Yesterday’s Insulated Window Doesn’t Measure Up to Today’s Standards

When window units with two glass panes hit the market, they were an innovative solution that some claimed “doubled” energy efficiency. The extra pane and trapped air between the two panels enhanced insulating properties in the window, and, by extension, to the entire home through a better performing building envelope.

Modern replacement windows have many performance features beyond just an extra sheet of glass. For example, technology that emerged over the past few decades has allowed manufacturers to use inert gases (such as argon and krypton) instead of air between glass panels to boost energy-efficiency even more compared to single-pane home windows. And, some window designs now includes precision spacers and superior sealants to maximize performance.

#2. 21st Century Glass: Crystal Clear + Added Benefits

New glass manufacturing techniques have also improved replacement window performance. The glass used to manufacture Energy Star certified, custom-built replacement windows is stronger, weighs less and delivers clearer views than at any time in the history of glass. Today, window glass is expected to do more than simply provide a crystal clear view of the world outside.

You want to control heat transfer through the window? There are factory-applied coatings technology that does that. Looking for a way to prevent UV rays from prematurely aging furniture and artwork? There is glass that does that, too. In fact, there are low-E glass solutions that reduce glare, enable solar heat gain during colder months, buffer external noise transfer and even eliminate water spots on the exterior surfaces, so you spend less time cleaning your beautiful replacement windows.

#3. Framing: Performance with Style

While glass has certainly evolved over the last century, window frame materials may have seen the most change in the last few decades. Most early replacement windows came with vinyl frames – often, thick, white frames that were so wide they made the actual window pane much smaller.

Modern composites, such as Renewal by Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex which is made from wood and vinyl reclaimed from other factory processes, enhance energy efficiency with characteristics that similar to wood, but without the negatives such as warping, peeling, rot and mildew, or fading with exposure to the elements.

Composite window sash and frames are durable, strong, low-maintenance and can be made thinner than those early vinyl replacement windows that looked awkward and out-of-place. Plus, they have exceptional thermal insulating properties. They look beautiful, last for decades and help homeowners lower their heating and air conditioning bills. What’s not to love about composite window frames and sash?

Learn More about Today’s Replacement Windows in New Jersey Metro New York

Shopping for replacement windows and patio doors for your New Jersey or New York metropolitan home doesn’t have to be stressful. When you work with a reputable dealer like Renewal by Andersen, you have a partner that will explain everything about energy efficient technological advancements for replacement windows today.

Just fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-816-2451 to schedule a private, in-home consultation with a replacement window specialist today.


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