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5 Simple Spring Makeover Ideas for Your Windows & Doors

5 Simple Spring Makeover Ideas for Your Windows & Doors

It may be only February, but March will be coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb soon. Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to plan now to refresh your home’s exterior to showcase your windows and doors.

Here are five Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro tips for spring that are sure to improve your curb appeal and the view from the back patio, too!

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5 Ways to Make Your Home a Thermal Performance Powerhouse

5 Ways to Make Your Home a Thermal Performance Powerhouse

Thermal Performance refers to how well a structure responds to changes in external temperature during the daily and seasonal cycles. EcoWho

Homeowners who are interested in boosting energy efficiency in their New Jersey and New York Metro homes may be wondering which home improvement projects deliver the highest return on investment. Taking simple steps to improve the thermal performance – updating weather stripping or replacing sealants, for example – may reduce heating and air conditioning expenses, but won’t add value to a home. A home that meets national energy efficiency standards, maintains a comfortable indoor temperature and keeps heating and air conditioning costs to a minimum is a thermal performance powerhouse. 

These tips from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro can help transform your home from an energy-draining house into a thermal performance powerhouse. We’ll help you determine which projects will add the most value to your home and provide a healthy return on investment as a bonus.

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Don’t Be SAD, Be Glad With A Home Window Upgrade

Don’t Be SAD, Be Glad With A Home Window Upgrade

Winter is a favorite season for some of our Renewal by Andersen friends and neighbors living in New Jersey and metropolitan New York. Christmas and New Year gatherings, hitting the ski slopes and many other wonderful memories are created as the temperature drops. For others, cloudy, overcast skies and the dipping mercury signal the onset of a type of depression know as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

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What Makes a Replacement Window & Patio Door Stand Out?

What Makes a Replacement Window & Patio Door Stand Out?

The typical consumer may be hard-pressed to tell just by looking at two replacement windows, which one will perform better in their home. You may not see stark visual differences between a Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro window or patio door and another brand if you are trying to determine which window has the highest insulating metrics or which one offers the best condensation control for you. But, there are definitely differences.

Since visual differences may or may not indicate performance differences, it is now more than ever before imperative that brands do their best to differentiate themselves from other companies competing in the same space.

So, how do you, as a consumer, wade through the hype and “paid messaging” and get down to what really matters – which replacement window is the best for your home?

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3 Things Your Replacement Window Warranty Won’t Cover

3 Things Your Replacement Window Warranty Won’t Cover

As a leader in the replacement window industry for more than a quarter century, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro takes great pride in offering an incredible warranty package for our customers. Our partners in the Renewal by Andersen factory build each replacement window and patio door to beautifully perform for as long as you live in your home so we can offer one of the best warranties in the business.

While our warranty is the gold standard for the industry, you should know there are a few things the 20/2/10 warranty will not cover. Here are three things your policy will not cover, and why they are excluded.

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Replacing Your Patio Door Can Chase Away the Winter Blues

Replacing Your Patio Door Can Chase Away the Winter Blues

If this is your first time dropping by the Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro blog, you may be wondering why our brand would be talking about winter blues and ways to combat that condition. As it turns out, replacement windows and modern patio doors may help many of our friends and neighbors fight the winter blues and feel better this winter season and all year-round.

Here’s a bit of the backstory before we explain why and how windows and depression are connected.

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