Your home’s windows are your view to the world. They’re elegant and light-filled. When they’re working properly, they can bring joy to you and your family. Unfortunately, some windows are also a vulnerability, with intruders using them as a point of entry to your home. The following helpful tips can make your windows more secure, so you can focus on the joy of having beautiful windows.
Your home’s patio doors may seem like a small feature in the grand scheme of your house, but they play a big role in the summer when members of your household may use them throughout the day. Whether you’re grilling outside, gardening in the back yard, or spending time sunbathing on your deck, your patio doors are front and center for the day’s activities.
Patio doors that are older can have many problems. From drafts to cosmetic problems to wear and tear, older patio doors can cost you money, affect the appearance of your home and be difficult to operate. Not sure whether it’s time to replace your patio doors? Below we’ve outlined three signs that your patio doors need replacement.
Windows only last so long, and when the time comes to replace them, you’ll be able to tell. Windows that have chronic problems, are energy inefficient and lack modern design standards need to be replaced. Below, we’ve outlined some of the clear signs that your windows could use an upgrade.
If you’re considering selling your New Jersey home, you may be wondering what you can do to attract more buyers and increase your home’s value. Before committing to a remodel project, it’s important to understand that it’s rare for any home improvement to provide 100 percent return on investment. However, replacing old windows and patio doors rank higher on the list than several other types of home upgrades. This is according to a 2020 report from Remodeling.com that covers the Middle Atlantic region of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Homeowners in this region recoup an average of 72 percent of the cost when installing vinyl replacement windows and 69 percent of the cost when installing wood replacement windows. Additionally, Supermoney.com reports that adding or upgrading a patio, including the sliding glass door, can provide a return on investment of up to 80 percent. They don’t include numbers for composite windows, like Renewal by Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex, but consider that this product combines the best of both wood and vinyl. While recouping some of your investment is important, it’s not the only reason to consider replacement windows and patio doors before putting your house on the market. Below we outline three other factors to consider.
3 Important Things to Know Before Buying Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
So, you want to replace your home’s windows and patio doors, but you’re not sure where to start. Buying replacement windows and doors is a big commitment. The right windows can boost your home’s value, improve the appearance of your home and even affect your quality of life. It’s such an important decision that many homeowners find it hard to get started. Knowing what to consider as you move forward with your home improvement project can help make the experience better overall. Here’s what you need to know.
The New Jersey and New York Metro Renewal by Andersen team is often asked, “Which replacement window style should I buy, if …?” Some want to know which style is the most energy efficient, others want to know about return on investment potential or decorative features.
To help you better understand why our customers have chosen one style over the other, this article will highlight the most popular replacement window styles in our home improvement portfolio.