If you are considering window options for your New Jersey home, chances are you have done plenty of research on energy-efficiency ratings and price considerations. These essential focal points are a great starting point for your decision-making journey, but to make sure you are totally satisfied with your new products, don’t forget the small details like your windows hardware.
Think about your lifestyle and personal decorating style as you design custom windows for your home and special details that will improve comfort for every member of your family. Customizing windows for your family goes beyond simply choosing home improvement products in the latest trending colors with high-performance features.
Let’s Talk About Hardware
If you think about window design (color options, shape, operational style) as clothing for your home, you will quickly see that hardware is an essential accessory. Much like choosing a piece of fine jewelry to complement your garments or your skin tone, hardware ties your home’s decorating theme together – creating a truly unique appearance and personality.
Style preferences, safety, family member personalities and other personal details impact your accessory choices, much the same way that considering the venue, season and type of event impacts your clothing and accessory choices. Decorative finishes are important when you finalize your window and patio door design features.
With 11 decorative finishes in the Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey portfolio, you are certain to find an option that fits your lifestyle and your decorating style. The Estate™ collection includes diverse choices like distressed nickel and oil rubbed bronze. You can also select from the standard hardware finishes – white, stone or canvas. The sleek design finishes in the Estate™ also include the following:
- Antique brass
- Brushed Chrome
- Bright Brass
- Polished chrome
- Satin Nickel
Safety and Mobility
Protecting your family is important. Window locks and closure hardware go a long way toward achieving that goal. Easy-slide lock levers and easy to operate cranks and handles give your family members with limited fine motor skills freedom to open and close windows more easily.
Before you make the final decision about hardware for your New Jersey replacement windows carefully consider your family. We have options specifically designed for both left-handed and right-handed people. Our window consultants can help you decide which accessories are best for small children and family members with physical limitations.
Hardware Options and Warranty Considerations
Renewal by Andersen’s 20/2/10 Warranty is superior to many other home improvement warranty packages on the market today. For example, our two-year protection coverage for installation parts and labor is twice as long as most other plans.
It is important to consider the warranty coverage when choosing your window accessory items, like insect screens and hardware. Talk to a window specialist about both interior and exterior hardware. Many homeowners change their interior decorating scheme more often than their external decorative finishes, so these will likely be more important to you.
If you frequently redecorate your interior spaces, you may prefer to choose easy to change hardware to match replacement drapes, new upholstery or wall paint colors. Again, if you think of hardware as accessories, you can see that along with updating fabrics and textures as the seasons change, you can change your hardware as easy as replacing the heavy winter drapery with lightweight fabrics when warm weather returns in the spring. Keep in mind that modifications to your windows could void your limited warranty. Adding unapproved locks and special hardware can negatively affect your covers.
In addition to unapproved modifications limiting coverage, some finishes are not covered against corrosion. Make sure to discuss lock-sets and trim sets with your window consultant, especially if your family has special needs.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey: Our Promise to You
Your custom windows for your New Jersey home should allow you to create a comfortable, beautiful and fully functional atmosphere for your whole family. We promise to give you all the information you need to make wise choices as you explore decorative options and low-maintenance design features for your New Jersey home.
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Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey Today
Ready to start designing your replacement windows and patio doors. Still need more information about hardware designs and finishes? Give us a call at 1-888-826-2451and ask to speak to a window specialist today. You can also send us your contact information by using the form on this page. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.