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Tips for Choosing Kid-Friendly Replacement Windows & Patio Doors

Tips for Choosing Kid-Friendly Replacement Windows & Patio Doors

Deciding on the perfect replacement window styles can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re concerned about pets and small children. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro offers plenty of high-performance, fashionable and kid-friendly options. Making smart decisions doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, if you are well-informed.

These tips might help you make better decisions without the stress.

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5 Advantages of High-Performance Insect Screens

5 Advantages of High-Performance Insect Screens

Every operable replacement window sold by Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro comes with a standard insect screen. Even people who only open their windows a few times a year to air out the house need window screens. An open window without a protective insect screen, is an invitation for critters, bugs and other irritants to enter a home unchecked.

Of course, you don’t need screens on picture windows, and those that don’t open. Some people even remove their screens in winter or when they aren’t planning to open their windows. But, not everyone has ample room to store 10-20 screens out of the way and protected when not in use. Choosing a higher quality screen may be a better solution.

Here are five reasons why those who like to open their windows, at least occasionally, may benefit from upgrading from standard screens to high-performance TruScene insect screens.

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6 Things That Impact Replacement Window Performance

6 Things That Impact Replacement Window Performance

Some replacement window dealers exaggerate the benefits of installing modern replacement windows and patio doors. Many of our friends and neighbors living in New Jersey or metropolitan New York neighborhoods have probably seen advertisements promising 100 percent return on investment within a few months or a couple of years.

The truth is replacement windows do increase the resale value of your home, enhance energy efficiency and comfort and lower monthly heating and air conditioning bills. BUT, they won’t pay for themselves in a few months, and any dealer than promises they will is not being totally honest with you.

If you’re thinking about replacing existing home windows, and you want to make sure you maximize your return on investment, remember the choices you make about window style, glass options, frame materials and installation professionals will have a major impact on your window performance and value.

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6 Reasons for Hot Spots in Your NJ & NY Home

6 Reasons for Hot Spots in Your NJ & NY Home

Have you noticed that some areas of your New Jersey or New York Metro home seem to always be warmer than other interior spaces this summer? It could be that your HVAC system is failing, or needs some TLC. You might also be dealing with aging home windows that are ready for retirement. How can you tell the difference?

Here are six problems Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro has seen over the years that caused hot (and cold) spots in local homes.

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Bay Replacement Window versus Flat Fixed Window in NY, NJ

Bay Replacement Window versus Flat Fixed Window in NY, NJ

When considering replacement windows for your home, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is the window style or styles. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro offers a full portfolio of replacement window styles, from simple fixed windows to beautifully designed bay windows that add visual interest to your home’s curb appeal.

If you’re wondering whether a bay window or a picture window is a good replacement option for an existing home window, here are a few things to think about before making that final decision.

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