Why You Shouldn’t Cut Corners on Replacement Windows

Why You Shouldn’t Cut Corners on Replacement Windows

If you’re like most homeowners, your house is probably the largest investment you have ever made. The windows in that house are a key ingredient in your investment. Not only are they your eyes to the outside world (who would want to live in a house with no windows?), but they are essentially “holes” in the building envelope that protects you and your family from temperature extremes and inclement weather. For these reasons, and many more, it pays to protect your home investment by not cutting corners when it comes time to replace your windows.

Window replacement isn’t cheap, and for good reason. The right windows protect and add value to your home for years to come.

When you begin your window replacement journey, it’s important to choose high quality windows that will be installed by a knowledgeable, reputable installer. It’s tempting to cut corners on the window products and installation to save money, but cutting corners can lead to problems that could haunt you (and cost you) for years to come.

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How to Fix Drafty Windows Costing You Money & Comfort

How to Fix Drafty Windows Costing You Money & Comfort

Window air leaks can cause a variety of problems in your home. Air leaks can lead to drafts, hot spots and cold spots in your house, depending on the time of year.

Air leaks also cause discomfort and ultimately can cause your heating and air conditioning systems to run longer and harder than necessary as they attempt to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. If you believe that your home is affected by air leaks, it’s important to check your windows and, if air leaks are discovered, to take steps to fix the problem.

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6 Qualities to Look for When Buying Patio Doors

6 Qualities to Look for When Buying Patio Doors

It’s summer and you’re probably using your patio doors a lot now. Are they easy to open and closed? Do they look good? If not, you might consider new patio doors that open and close with the push of a finger and that will look as good in 10 years as the day you install them.

Top quality patio doors are not an inexpensive investment. You can’t afford to install poor replacements when your doors wear out and then wind up reinvesting to replace them in a few years. When you’re buying new patio doors, it’s important to know what to look for and how to distinguish high quality patio doors from lesser quality. When you’re shopping, seek out these six attributes. You’ll be glad you did.

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4 Things You Should Know About Double Hung Windows

4 Things You Should Know About Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are a popular window style on New Jersey and New York Metro homes, and for good reason! If you’re considering an upcoming window replacement, you may be considering double hung windows for your own home. Knowing the benefits of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro double hung windows can help you decide if this window type is right for you.

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What is Low-E4 Window Glass?

What is Low-E4 Window Glass?

When you’re shopping for replacement windows to install in your home, one of the terms you’ll read about and hear about a lot is “Low-E glass.” Usually found on dual pane windows, this energy efficient glass can improve the thermal efficiency of those windows, but there are many different types of Low-e window glass and some are better than others.

Renewal by Andersen offers multiple types of Low-E4 glazing in its windows. These options provide homeowners like you choices as you’re selecting the right windows for your home. Before you make a decision about window glazing for your home, read the information below. It may help you decide which type of glazing is best for you.

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