Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro help you stay cool and comfortable, even when the temperature is almost unbearable. Whether you suffer during those hot humid days that make you feel like you are swimming through your daily routine or the frigid temperatures and winds of extreme winter events, high quality windows and patio doors work hard to keep your family healthy and comfortable throughout the seasons.
Managing Indoor Relative Humidity with High Quality Replacement Windows
Maintaining a healthy indoor relative humidity level is challenging for many New York Metro and New Jersey homeowners. In our area, you need a way to block air and moisture from flowing freely into your indoor spaces or you’ll waste a lot of money trying to control the temperature and, what really makes you feel hot, the humidity.
Relative humidity (RH) is a measurement that represents the actual amount of moisture in the air as a percentage of the maximum amount of moisture air can hold.
A healthy relative humidity level to prevent mold growth, condensation on plumbing pipes (especially during hot weather months) and dust mite infestation is somewhere between 30 and 40%.
High quality, custom-built home windows help you control RH levels by effectively blocking excess moisture transfer through and around your windows. Insulated glass reduces the cold surface area inside your home, which prevents excessive condensation that may develop when outdoor temperatures are significantly higher (or lower) than inside air temperatures. Unchecked condensation can cause rot, mold and mildew on wood floors and cause wallpaper and paint to peel in the most severe cases. When designing your new replacement windows, make sure you choose a stable, low-maintenance frame material, such as Fibrex composite, that resists moisture and sun damage and has enhanced insulating features guaranteed to block moisture and air leaks.
Improve Energy Efficiency with Window Upgrades
Double-pane windows add a layer of protection from extreme heat and cold throughout the seasons – whether it is a normal hot and humid summer or one of those scorchers that make you want to just hide in the refrigerator until the heat wave moves out of the area.
Your heating and cooling system has to work double time when the temperature soars. If you still have single-pane window units, or your windows are damaged, your HVAC system is probably running all the time, or cycling on and off repeatedly, both of which are inefficient. ENERGY STAR replacement windows are certified “tools” to help you use energy more wisely. With low-E glass options that help you reduce heat transfer in the summer, or take advantage of heat gain during extreme winter weather events, you can be certain your windows are working hard to help you keep your heating and cooling expenses from escalating out of control.
In New Jersey and New York, July is one of the most humid months of the year. To get the best performance from your windows, it’s important that they be customized for each room’s conditions. Even different windows in the same room may benefit from a different glass option to maximize energy efficiency. For example, at New York’s JFK airport, where there is an abundance of concrete and limited natural vegetation, the July daily humidity average ranges from 81.8 at 4 o’clock in the morning to 59.3 at one in the afternoon. By contrast, the numbers for Central Park are much lower: 74.8 at 4 am to 53.1 at 1 pm.
When you’re considering frame and trim colors, hardware finishes and whether or not to upgrade to TruScene insect screens, remember to consider the immediate outdoor environment. The glass options you choose will depend on how many hours of direct sunlight each window gets, whether there are outbuildings in proximity and the surrounding landscaping.
Letting the Sun Shine In – Without Harmful UV Rays
One of the many benefits homeowners enjoy when they choose to install new windows is a crystal clear view of their world beyond the glass. But, one thing no one wants is an increase in bright light or glare and UV light that damages your belongings. Modern window technology allows replacement window manufacturers to control UV ray transmission – effectively allowing natural light to flood your indoor spaces, without so much of the UV spectrum that can rapidly age your flooring, furnishings and artwork.
An interesting fact many of our New Jersey & New York Metro customers may not be aware involves the UV-B rays – those associated with sunburns and Vitamin D production – and how weather changes influence their strength. While cloudy days often result in dramatic changes in the amount of UV-B light that reaches ground surfaces, partly cloudy days pose an increased risk for people and property. The clouds, like smoggy air, cause a scattering effect, which allows up to 25% more harmful rays to reach the ground than would occur on a cloud-free day.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows Work Hard In All Weather
In a perfect world, homeowners would have a detailed set of data to customize every window for every room in their home. While we can’t predict what surprises the weather will throw at us over the next few months, we can help you design home windows that will help you bring a new layer of energy-efficiency to your home based on our regional climate and your specific home environment. Need more information? Ready to schedule a home consultation to start your journey toward installing replacement windows in your home? Fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or pick up the phone and dial 1-888-826-2451 and speak to a home window specialist today.
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