When an older New Jersey or New York home still has its original windows, condensation is often just a normal everyday occurrence during the winter. However, many people are surprised to see those water droplets on their window glass and sills during warm-weather months. Given the right conditions, condensation can develop throughout the year. You may even see minor condensation build-up occasionally after installing high-quality replacement windows.
So, how can you tell if it is time to replace existing windows, or if you have another problem that needs fixing? The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro experts put together information about how condensation forms to help you decide whether your problem originates with your existing windows, or if there are actions you can take to get rid of that foggy view. Continue reading It’s Summer; Why Do I Have Condensation On My Windows?
Are your old patio doors limiting your time outdoors? Thinking of updating or installing replacement patio doors this summer? Last year, millions of American homeowners, including many of our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York neighbors, poured more than $300 billion into home improvement projects. While the 2018 numbers won’t be out for a few more months, industry experts think this year that number will be even higher, partly because Baby Boomers are choosing to stay in their homes longer rather than downsize or move to a retirement community. For those of you hit by the remodeling bug, here are five tips to get your creative juices flowing. Continue reading 5 Tips to Beautify Your Entrance in New Jersey & New York
At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro, we know customers who ask lots of questions tend to make better buying decisions, and are more satisfied with their replacement windows and patio doors after the installation.
5 Common Replacement Window Questions & Answers
#1: Can New Windows Really Save Me Money?
Answer: Yes! Conditioned air (heated or cooled) escapes through windows old, inefficient windows. Replacing single pane windows with modern, insulated double-pane windows allows homeowners to keep warm air inside during the winter months and prevents solar heat from passing through the glass during the winter. Special coatings applied to the glass in the factory that help homeowners control heat and light transfer mean you can reduce heating and air conditioning bills, which saves you money month after month.
#2: Will I Save Money If I Only Replace the Damaged Windows in My Home?
Answer: Yes. Each damaged or inefficient home window you replace with a modern, high-performance window unit improves energy-efficiency. Naturally, if you have old single-pane windows, or windows with frames that are nearing the end of their lifespan, updating all of your home windows is the best solution to maximize energy efficiency. You can replace one window, a few at a time or all of the windows in your home. We can help you stage the replacement on a schedule that fits your schedule and your budget.
#3: Aren’t All Replacement Windows Basically the Same?
Answer: No. Off-the-shelf windows from a local hardware store don’t even look similar when compared to custom-crafted replacement windows built to precisely fit the opening left when we remove your home windows. Some are built with cheap materials. They may look good in the beginning, but quickly develop problems with daily use. Finding a cheaper window could mean you have to invest in extra construction to accommodate the wrong size or shaped window unit. Plus, you won’t have access to our patented Fibrex frames, which offer superior insulation, and are guaranteed to never fade, rot, mildew, sag or warp.
#4: Can You Recommend Someone to Install My Windows?
Answer: Years of research and design experience has taught us that high-quality, precision-crafted windows can only perform perfectly when installed correctly. Renewal by Andersen only allows our factory-training technicians with exceptional skills to install our replacement windows and patio doors. Our rigorous standards are backed by a full two-year warranty that covers all parts and labor should any problem arise due to installation issues.
#5: Do I Have to Replace All My Windows With the Same Style?
Answer: No. One advantage of upgrading your home with custom replacement windows is the flexibility to change things up if you want. The choice is yours, and yours alone. If you love your double-hung or casement windows, feel free to go back with a similar style. You could also replace that over-sized picture window with a beautiful bay or bow. Designing your home windows means you can choose the best glass option for every window, select factory-finished interiors or paintable wood components that allow you to match existing color decorating schemes and decide which hardware will look best in your home.
More Knowledge Equals Smarter Replacement Window Decisions!
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