Starting a major home improvement project is a daunting task, and replacement windows are no exception. You probably have a million questions and many fewer answers. There are so many choices choices, options and what can be expensive decisions, that sometimes it feels like the most difficult part of a home improvement project is figuring out where to start.
Well, if you’re just starting out and thinking about replacing your home’s windows, then you’ve started off on the right foot by turning to Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. As the brand leaders in our field, we’re here to help you sort through the often intimidating world of window replacement by providing you with some ideas on where to start.
Step 1. Do You Really Need to Replace Your Windows?
Your New Jersey Window’s Condition
Let’s start with one of the most obvious and easily identifiable indicators that your window situation could use an upgrade. What is the current condition of your windows? The appearance of your windows may not be something you have thought about in a long time; it may not even be something that has been bothering you all that much, but make no mistake, the condition of your windows can have a very negative affect on your home and your energy bills. Not only is the quality of your home’s overall appearance diminished, but your home’s curb appeal and resale value are hurt when such a prominent feature of your home is not looking as sharp as they could. Replacing those older windows with a fresh set from Renewal by Andersen is exactly the kind of upgrade that will go a long way toward making your home as beautiful as can be for years to come.
New Jersey Utility Costs
Now that we’ve discussed how the appearance of your windows can be a good indicator that it’s time for an upgrade, we’ll talk about another way to gauge whether or not it’s time to part with your current windows. Windows serve a function in your home that goes far beyond aesthetics — they let in light and fresh air, but they are supposed to be adept at keeping your heat and air conditioning from leaking out. When your windows aren’t performing the latter two functions as well as the could be, they’re letting out many of the expensive energy dollars that you pay so much to heat and cool your home, as well as decreasing the comfort level within your home.
Windows that lack energy efficiency present a serious problem to homeowners, even if they are not be aware of it. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25 percent of your energy bills are literally going out the window when your heated or cooled air leaks out through inefficient windows. If you’ve had the idea that your heating and cooling bills keep going up while your comfort level at home keeps going down, you’re older windows may be the culprits to hold responsible. Renewal by Andersen offers a wide selection of replacement windows that are ENERGY STAR qualified to be more effective at keeping the temperature in your home regulated, and your utility bills in check.
Now we’ve covered your windows’ appearance and functionality, so what else is there to let you know that it might be time for a replacement? The final indicator lies in your windows’ operability. Do you have to push and shove and wrestle with your windows just to get them up a few inches to let a little fresh air in? Has your window attracted mold and rot and other unpleasant side affects of frames that have fallen into disrepair? If you’re dealing with these problems on a regular basis, then your windows are not operating as they should be, and it may be time to call in the professionals and have them replaced with the windows you deserve.
Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey for More Information
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey is eager to help you with every aspect of the replacement window process, from beginning to end. As a subsidiary of Andersen Windows, which has been manufacturing windows for over 100 years, we’re your go-to team of window experts for any information you may need. When looking for windows for your home, be sure to contact one of our experienced design consultants who will help you select the right window for your home and your personal needs. Call us at 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the short form on this page and we’ll get right back to you to see how we can help.