Now that you’ve decided to order replacement windows for your New Jersey home, it’s time to explore window material options. Whether you prefer casement windows throughout your home and a single patio door style, or you want to combine operable and fixed window and patio door styles, selecting the proper window materials is essential for your overall satisfaction with your new home improvement products.
Return on Investment Isn’t only a Financial Consideration
While we design our high-performance replacement windows to improve energy efficiency and increase the value of your property, your return on investment also includes non-financial returns, such as heightened convenience, comfort and peace of mind.
While you’re exploring decorating choices, it’s important to make decisions that will help you keep your family safe, cut the amount of time spent cleaning and maintaining your replacement windows and give you greater control over the indoor temperature and light levels.
Below you’ll find some tips to help you choose frames, accessories and hardware that will accent the architectural features of your home and give you the highest overall return on your investment.
Glass Types Impact Efficiency and Style
Your Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey window design consultant can provide you with details and performance specifications about various glass types based on your home’s lot orientation and architectural features.
Option #1: Low E4 Glass
Our high-performance glass is 45 percent more efficient during colder months than “regular glass” and blocks 95 percent of harmful UV rays that may damage furniture and artwork. Patterned glass options are also available for areas where you want more privacy or decorative elements that don’t require window treatments.
Option #2 Low E4 SmartSun
Summer is behind us, but it will return. If you want a glass option that will help you keep your energy costs in line all year, you may opt for High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun which is 70 percent more efficient during warm weather months. You’ll still enjoy plenty of natural sunlight, but you won’t have the full brightness that comes with unfiltered options.
SunGlass is an excellent option for windows exposed to full afternoon sun since it is the highest rated panel in our portfolio of glass options to protect against solar heat gain.
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing: Renewal by Andersen Framing Materials
Throughout our long history, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey (and our parent company the Andersen Corporation) has consistently led the industry by setting high performance standards. At one time, Andersen Corporation recommended aluminum window frames as an alternative to solid wood construction but as building technology improved, we kept up with, and even set new standards.
Our research and development teams worked diligently to overcome some of the problems associated with aluminum frames – pitting and corrosion, warping and excessive heat and cold transfer rates.
Today, we recommended our patented framing material Fibrex for replacement window frames. Fibrex construction material combines the strength and durability of real wood with the positive benefits of vinyl to create an exceptional window framing product designed to last many, many years with less maintenance and upkeep.
Fibrex is paintable and stainable. If you choose a factory-finished frame, Fibrex windows perform and look almost exactly like natural wood, but don’t require regular painting to maintain its factory finish and won’t rot, chip, flake, peel or warp.
Grilles, Hardware and Other Accessories
Once you’ve decided on window styles and framing material, you’ll want to explore grille and hardware options.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey offers standard patterns to complement your architectural design features or you may want to design a custom pattern with the help of our design specialists.
You can choose from the three grille types below or leave your windows unadorned for a clear, unobstructed view of the world beyond your indoor spaces.
- Interior wood grilles come in two widths. They snap on and off to allow you to clean your glass quicker. Constructed with natural wood, interior wood grilles can be painted or stained to match your indoor décor.
- For a realistic replication of divided glass panes, our full divided light grilles are the best option. This style has a permanently affixed exterior strip and an optional, removable interior grille. Super easy to clean and you’ll have the option of updating interior colors and finishes.
- Between-the-glass grilles are mounted between the lites of glass in an insulated glass panel. You’ll want to choose colors carefully as these grilles are permanently fixed.You can design custom grille patterns or choose a standard layout and these grilles never need painting, cleaning or maintenance when used according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Your Construction Material Choices Create Value: Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey Replacement Window Materials Give you Options
After you select the basics – glass type, frames and grilles – your consultant will help you choose hardware, screens and other replacement window accessories designed to keep your family safe, like window guards and recessed locks. Ready to get started? Give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule an in-home consultation or fill in the form on this page for more information.