Are you thinking about updating your New Jersey or New York Metropolitan home with modern, energy-efficient home windows? We bet you have a lot of questions, like how much do replacement windows cost or how do I find a replacement window installer? Let us help answer some of the most common questions you might have.
The Journey Toward High-Quality Replacement Window Installation
The first thing some of our new customers asks is, “What’s it going to cost to upgrade my house’s windows?” While we understand investing in a major home improvement project is a big decision, that isn’t an easy question to answer without first finding out what you need and expect from your new windows. We could tell you that each window may cost a couple of hundred dollars or a thousand dollars, but that wouldn’t help you much. Without finding out the size of each window, the window style you prefer, how much direct sunlight each window gets each day and how you use the room where every window is installed, we can’t get much closer than that.
How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?
To help you get a better idea of why prices vary so much, you need to understand what goes into the customization of each and every replacement window and patio door. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro president Larry Landes always tells new customers just starting the shopping process, “Upgrading your existing home windows involves four major stepping stones; choose your frames, choose your glazing, design your replacement windows and finally relax while we install your brand new replacement windows and patio doors.”
We and our sister site, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, published a free e-book that goes into depth about each of the steps, but here is what you need to know to get started.
How Do You Choose the Right Replacement Window Frame for Your New Jersey or New York Home?
You may have heard a great deal about how important the right glass option is for your new home windows (and, we’ll talk about that in a minute), but did you know that the replacement window framing material also has a big impact on energy-efficiency ratings and durability of your windows? Each window frame material has its own unique advantages. Some are light weight, others are strong and durable, some don’t require annual maintenance to stay beautiful. Fibrex, Renewal by Andersen’s patented composite window frame material, combines the benefits of vinyl and wood to create a structurally stable frame that never needs resurfacing to stay beautiful and leak free for years. Plus, it boosts the insulating factor of the overall window unit.
How Do You Choose the Right Glazing for Your Home’s New Windows
All window glass is not created equal. You probably recognize that the glass in your window units will significantly impact your viewing experience. Poor quality glass may have imperfections that result in cloudy discolorations. Single-pane glass doesn’t have high insulating qualities like double-pane styles with gas between the panels to reduce thermal transfer. Today’s advanced glass technology allows manufacturers to apply special coatings that help control the sun’s UV rays from harming your interior surfaces and shield some of the glare from natural light that shines inside. Your window glass choices depend on your lifestyle and the surrounding landscape, too. If you want slightly less brightness in the room, or you want to obscure your view, special glazing types can enable you to handle that without having to install special window treatments.
How Do You Design Replacement Windows & Patio Doors for Highest Performance and Beauty?
Design is all about performance, comfort and personal preferences. You can also choose styles that make is more convenient or safer for your family. Window design is critical for your ultimate satisfaction for years to come. The colors you choose can either enhance your current decorating scheme or help you give your home a “mood-makeover.” Special finishes on hardware and operational handles can draw attention to your windows or coordinate so perfectly with you overall window design they are barely noticeable. Choosing your accessories wisely allows you to get just the right appearance to reflect your home’s unique character and your personal style. By adding TruScene insect screens, you can rest assured any time you open your windows for a refreshing breeze, you won’t be inviting in unwanted guests.
How Do I Ensure the Best Window Installation?
Every step of the window replacement journey is important, but installation is possibly the most critical process along the way. You can choose the highest quality components, select glass and accessories that fit your design vision perfectly and even get a budget-friendly price, but if the installation isn’t perfect your windows cannot perform to perfection the way they were designed.
Renewal by Andersen hires and trains our own window installation technicians in-house to install our windows and we back up our installations with our 20/2/10 warranty that covers labor and parts. Because we use our own installers, you never have to worry about coordinating installation with an outside contractor. And, you’ll never have to worry about finding that contractor again if something goes wrong. We’ve been local for more than 30 years and if you ever have a problem with your replacement window upgrades, you can reach us at the same number you called to schedule your initial home inspection.
Start Your 4-Step Replacement Window Journey with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro
We’ve only touched the basics in this blog post so, we invite you to read our 12-part Four Pillars of Replacement Windows series that covers everything you need to know about frames, energy-efficient replacement windows, overall design and installation. If you’d like one of our professional consultants to help you consider all your options, just fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure, or call 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a personal home inspection today.
Check out this post for answers to frequently asked questions about replacement windows:
Download our Free Guide to New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows
- The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
- The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
- How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
- The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
- What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!