Renewal by Andersen of Central New Jersey replacement windows complement every residential home’s architectural design. A driving tour through suburban New Jersey neighborhoods reveals everything from English Revival and elegant French Provincial styles to Colonial and Tuscany-inspired homes with a Mediterranean appeal.
With such a diverse range of architectural foundations, it is impossible to recommend just one window for every suburban home. To help you sort out the details, we will cover more in-depth specifics about architectural elements in another post, but here are basic tips for choosing the primary replacement window style building blocks if you live in a suburban New Jersey area.
Understanding Replacement Window Goals
Replacement windows are designed to fit the basic shape and size of existing windows, saving time and expense related to extensive reconstruction. Choosing a similar shape and size does not limit creative expression, safety or convenience. Every Renewal by Andersen window offered has supremely energy-efficient designs and exceptional craftsmanship and are manufactured with cutting-edge technology and innovative materials backed by a warranty that sets high benchmarks for the replacement window and door industry.
Fixed-Windows versus Operable Windows
There are two primary categories for all windows, fixed and operable. The difference is simple, fixed windows don’t open and operable windows do. A large Picture Window is an example of a fixed window. You’ll generally find them in a family room, sunroom or other area to take advantage of the view or flood an area with bright, natural light. You can also use small inoperable windows in areas where you don’t need ventilation or egress, but still want to see outside or leverage natural light.
Some homeowners opt to replace operable windows with fixed windows during a renovation if the fixed window is flanked or surrounded by windows that open. Fixed windows are highly energy-efficient and usually more cost-effective than traditional windows since you don’t have to pay for locks, operational hardware or screens.
Choosing Your Glass
Once you decide whether you want your windows to open or not, the next basic choice is selecting an optimum glass type for your home and the environment. There are five things to consider when choosing replacement window glass.
New Jersey winters are generally cold and wet while the summers are hot and sultry, so you want a glass that will allow the sunshine in without damaging your drapery or furniture. Renewal by Andersen offers several glass choices with high energy ratings and UV protection built-in during the manufacturing process.
Both High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass and High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass offer exceptional energy-efficiency for cold winter weather. In fact, you can expect 45% higher energy efficiency with Renewal by Anderson Low-E4® glass compared to other glass options. If you want added UV protection choose High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ which has a UV protection/blocking factor of 95%.
If strength is important to you, Renewal by Andersen heat-treated, tempered glass windows are four times stronger than “regular” glass options. You can choose crystal clear panes or panes coated with a tint that restricts the amount of light that comes inside while reducing solar heat transfer. We also have four beautiful glass patterns that range from obscure to partly shaded to add subtle details to enhance your decorating theme and increase privacy.
Advantages for Suburban Homeowners
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are versatile enough to allow you to create a beautiful traditional exterior that matches your architecture without limiting your interior design options. Want to create that Tuscany-inspired curb appeal or enhance your polygon windows? Custom grille packages may be just the solution.
Ornamental grilles allow you to showcase your windows. Whether you want to mix curves with straight lines to create a Gothic feel or want to keep the lines simple and straight to accentuate your window’s shape, grilles add a decorative touch that makes your home uniquely yours.
And, you can choose whether to mirror the permanently attached Fibrex exterior grille inside, order “between-the-glass” grilles, or opt for an interior wooden grille that is removable. Removable wood interior grills are paintable so you can update your windows when you change your wall colors or decorating scheme.
Options Make The Difference
When it comes to buying replacement windows for your suburban New Jersey home, it all comes down to having options. Options for glass, frames, hardware and grilles. Options that allow you control indoor light levels, privacy and energy bills. Options to create beautiful spaces to share and enjoy.
At Renewal of Andersen of Central New Jersey, we strive to give you every option you need at an affordable price. Our design team has resources to help you make the most informed decision about replacement windows for your home.
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