When considering replacement windows for your New Jersey or New York home, it is important to look at the full portfolio of styles available. There’s a reason reputable window dealers, including Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, don’t automatically push one style over another. Every room in your home has unique characteristics. How you use each room plays a part and what you expect from your windows also influences the style preferences that are right for you.
The Homeowner’s Guide to Industry Standards: Part 1
Understanding Window Environmental Standards in NJ & NY
Giving our homeowners every resource possible to make good decisions is a part of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors’ commitment to building lasting relationships. For the next six weeks, we’ll publish a series of articles about window and door industry standards. We believe this information will help you compare replacement windows and patio doors for efficiently, and ensure you make wise investment choices for your future.
Let’s start our guide with a discussion about sustainability and environmental standards.
Protecting our Natural Resources
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s parent company, the Andersen Corporation, sets a high bar for protecting our natural resources. With a cradle-to-grave policy that includes designing home windows that enhance energy-efficiency to recovering wood from the manufacturing process to create our patented Fibrex frame materials, Andersen strives to deliver home improvement products that make life more enjoyable for customers without compromising our planet. By building products designed to last decades, the company plays a vital role in saving homeowners money on utility bills and short-term replacement costs while reducing landfill waste. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro also assumes responsibility for disposing of your old windows removed, so you never have to worry about finding a recycle center, or go to the expense of cleaning up after the installation is complete.
During historic home preservation projects, homeowners often struggle with balancing a need to improve energy-efficiency, and maintaining original design and style features. While modern glass manufacturing processes and new composite materials have dramatically improved energy-efficiency, older homes often have some architectural features that lay the foundation for preserving a historic building and enhancing energy-efficiency performance simultaneously.
For example, weather permitting, operable windows allow natural cooling while natural light sources reduce the need for artificial lighting. When considering which type of replacement window to install during a historic home renovation, it is important to consult local, state and federal agencies for guidelines before purchasing your windows. The goal of restoration is to maintain the original appearance and characteristics.
Optimally, the National Park Service prefers original wood windows be repaired when updated a historic building. However, keep in mind that lost energy finds its way out of your home through the glass and via gaps around the frame and sash. When old wood windows are too far gone for repair and replacement is the only option choosing replacement windows that offer superior energy-efficiency is vital to maintaining designated status.
Environmental Stewardship & Replacement Windows
Whether you are updating a registered historic home, or simply tired of dealing with worn out, energy-draining windows, window glass and frame choices matter. Modern manufacturing techniques, innovative technology applied to glass in the factory and superior frame materials all strengthen environmental stewardship practices. Low-E glass solutions today reduce heat transfer during warm weather and allow homeowners to maximize natural light during colder months, both reducing the energy costs and environmental burden associated with heating and cooling your home.
Energy Star labeled windows meet or exceed strict industry standards. According to Energy.gov, “When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs.” Reducing those costs also reduce the demand upon natural resources needed to heat, cool and light your home. You can personally control your environmental footprint and window performance by installing replacement windows designed to enhance energy-efficiency intentionally selected for our climate and your home setting.
Explore Sustainable Replacement Windows for Your New Jersey or New York Home
We are committed to protecting our natural resources and helping homeowners improve energy-efficiency. To learn more about selecting high-performance replacement windows and patio doors that meet or exceed all industry standards talk to a window specialist today. Simply fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451.
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The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Guide to Designing Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
We finished our 12-Part Window and Door Education Series for homeowners in New Jersey and New York last week. But because sometimes you want to go back and read an article again – or you missed it the first time – our Renewal by Andersen blog post this week is a summary of the series, with links to each post and a few extra resources to make your replacement window research more efficient.
Reconsider the importance of hardware choices related to safety, ease-of-use and interior decorating goals.
While we touched on the factory applied technology that helps you control light levels and harmful UV rays that enter through the window glass, you may need a bit more information about all of the choices available. Learn more about standard glass options and our patterned glass that obscures the view, but allows some natural light to come through the pane.
Meet With a Professional New Jersey & New York Replacement Window Specialist
Still have a few questions about designing modern, Energy Star certified replacement windows and patio doors? The fastest way to get an answer to every question is fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a private, no-obligation consultation with a personal consultant today.
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Decorating Benefits of Ideal Hardware for Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Windows
This week’s Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement window and patio door article wraps up our 12-week series about replacement window and patio door styles, accessories and performance features designed to save homeowners money on utility bills and maintenance. We chose this week to discuss hardware since this is often one of the last design elements people consider for their new home windows. Continue reading to learn more about our full line of standard and exclusive hardware for replacement windows and patio doors. Continue reading Hardware Decorating Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Windows & Doors
When homeowners in New Jersey and New York decide to upgrade aging windows with modern, high-performance replacement windows, chances are they look for advanced features that enhance energy-efficiency. All Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro’s replacement windows and patio doors are manufactured under rigorous standards that meet or exceed the industry’s gold standard. Renewal by Andersen, however adds many other advantages into the company’s windows and doors. As an example, your new windows feature safety and security components that keep your family safer than older windows. Below, we cover a few of the features every homeowner should look for when comparing brands and window styles. Continue reading Safety Features & Benefits of New Jersey & New York Replacement Windows