What is the Proper Ratio Between Fixed & Operable Windows in NJ & NY?

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Over the last few weeks, our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro team has brought you some valuable information to compare different window styles and brands based on industry standards and guidelines for consumers. We wrap up our six-week series on replacement window standards with some information about how to balance the ratio of operable and fixed windows in your home to enhance the overall energy-efficiency, comfort and air quality.

Inoperable windows are usually less expensive than styles that open, but no industry expert would suggest creating an environment without operable windows. Trying to save money by limiting operable windows isn’t wise, or safe, and won’t pay off in the long run. Continue reading What is the Proper Ratio Between Fixed & Operable Windows in NJ & NY?

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How Window Frame Materials Impact NJ & NY Energy Efficiency

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This week’s Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement window industry standards post is about window frame materials, and how it plays an integral role in your heating and cooling bills.

When New Jersey and New York homeowners start thinking about a home remodel that includes replacement windows, aesthetic features usually take center stage. Many choose a slider, casement or bow window based on how it will look installed in their home.

While your first thoughts may not be how a particular style improves natural ventilation or provides a superior seal against the elements, they should be. While comfort, convenience and appearance are important, it can hard to calculate an absolute value for these things. On the other hand, energy performance and utility costs are measurable. This means you can know you’re making a wise investment by doing some research and thoughtfully considering all construction elements that make up your new home windows before inking an installation contract. Continue reading How Window Frame Materials Impact NJ & NY Energy Efficiency

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Replacement Window Energy Efficiency Ratings in New Jersey & New York

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Independent, third-party agencies closely monitor replacement window performance by evaluating how well a window unit performs in the harsh New Jersey and New York environment. These organizations examine how efficiently a frame material insulates, as well as considering the impact glass has on energy-efficiency and heat and light transfer. Some standards measure sound filtering capabilities and others allow consumers to compare the potential for moisture and air leakage. It can be a bit confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. While there are many industry benchmarks, this Renewal by Andersen post highlights the most common ratings New Jersey and metropolitan New York homeowners should consider when preparing for a home upgrade with custom-built replacement windows. Continue reading Replacement Window Energy Efficiency Ratings in New Jersey & New York

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Decorating with Window Transoms & Patterned Glass in New Jersey & New York

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As we continue our series about replacement window standards we’ll discuss transoms and patterned glass for your New Jersey or New York home. Window dealers often talk about Energy-Star ratings and performance metrics published by third-party agencies like the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), but they don’t often talk about other standards. This week’s Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro focus will cover glass quality standards and transom window options. Continue reading Decorating with Window Transoms & Patterned Glass in New Jersey & New York

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Window Styles, Performance & Industry Standards in NJ & NY

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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.

Here are three things to consider as you compare replacement window styles. Continue reading Window Styles, Performance & Industry Standards in NJ & NY

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