The holidays are just a few days away. If you are still trying to find those perfect stocking stuffers for the people on your “nice list” or looking for something this year that your family will appreciate for years to come, may we suggest replacement windows and patio doors? Of course, we don’t expect our New Jersey & New York Metro friends and neighbors to wrap up replacement windows as a gift, but there is still time to get your new windows ordered before 2016 fades into history.
Don’t Head to the Big-Box Store to Pick Up Custom Replacement Windows
One of the main reasons we wouldn’t suggest you wrap up new windows there wouldn’t be enough room left for any other gifts. But, the main reason is that custom-built replacement windows and doors, the kind that will banish frigid winter air from creating uncomfortable cold spots forever, take time to manufacture. Depending on the number of orders at the factory, it could take four to eight weeks for your new windows or doors to arrive ready for installation. And, investing in new windows and doors is a major decision, so we would never recommend you make hasty decisions. You can start the process and make this the last holiday season you and your family have to endure window panes with heavy condensation and excessive heating bills because your hard earned money is literally flying out the window in the form of lost heat.
Designing a Gift That Keeps on Giving
To get the most out of your investment and ensure you give the best gift possible, you’ll want to carefully consider the style and accessories like grilles and specialty hardware on your windows or doors. Replacement window styles influence many things. Easy-clean styles free up more of your time because you can clean both interior and exterior surfaces from the comfort of your home – no more running back and forth to get the last smudge of the glass. Choosing a style that fits every room means you will be able to open casement windows installed over counters or above the bathtub without tracking down a ladder or climbing into the tub to raise the sash. A wide color palette gives you options to complement your exterior finishes and your interior decorating scheme. And, naturally, you’ll want to consider whether you prefer fixed windows that don’t need protection from insects and flying gnats or operable styles with screen options that block even the tiniest no-see-ums when the warm weather returns.
Selecting Window Styles for Convenience & Comfort
Each window style and configuration has advantages. For example, choosing a low-profile sliding window gives you the largest viewing area. Choosing casement windows that can be configured to open from the left or right side, allows you to create stunning views, while improving energy-efficiency and capturing a gentle breeze on a warm spring day. Awnings and hopper windows, that are hinged at the top or bottom respectively, are perfect options for windows installed high on the wall in basements and hallways. It is always best to consider the view beyond the glass, how each room will be used and whether you need special features added before you choose specific window styles.
Consider Your Future Comfort
We realize that you may be a bit busy this week, picking up those last minute stocking stuffers and finding time to wrap your presents when the kids or spouse are out of the house. Some people may not be thinking about updating their home this week, but perhaps that is something you should consider. This year, wouldn’t it be nice to let your family know you care about their safety and comfort? You can do that by letting them know you are ready to eliminate the annual scrape, patch and paint job to keep your wood windows pretty and performing as expected. And, you may want to talk to your family about the window styles and hardware for personal rooms like bedrooms, game rooms and work spaces. After all, a great gift is one that the recipient enjoys the benefits, appearance and performance. The “best replacement window” is one that keeps on giving year after year by reducing the time it takes to maintain the fixtures and helping to make indoor spaces easier to heat and cool.
Give the Gift of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
We hope this holiday season brings you everything on your wish list. Take a minute to fill in the short form on this page or call 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a free, no-obligation home consultation with a replacement window specialist. You and your family will be glad you did. Happy Holidays!
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