Keeping your New Jersey or New York home in tip-top shape helps keep your family comfortable and safe – it can also lower the cost of owning a home. When it comes to safety, your windows are your first line of defense against would be intruders. If your windows don’t lock securely, it is easier for uninvited guests to gain access. Repairing non-functioning home windows ensures quick exit during an emergency, and replacing broken and damaged windows keeps pests, wind and moisture outside where they belong. Thanks to modern technology, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows require very little maintenance to keep your home beautiful, safe and more energy-efficient.
Here’s a look at some of the advance technology behind your Renewal by Andersen replacement windows.
The Renewal by Andersen Replacement Window Insulated Glass Unit
An Insulated Glass Unit, or IGU, is the part of the window that allows you to capture a stunning view, while channeling water, snow, ice, rain and dirt away from your indoor spaces. Constructed with two panes of glass with a gas-filled space between them to boost insulation, IGUs increase energy-efficiency, so you spend less money on heating and cooling bills. Dual pane replacement windows also control noise transfer. You can design window units with – or without – grilles depending on your personal preferences. Updating your home with modern Energy-Star labeled windows gives your home a more attractive appearance and may significantly increase resale value should you decide to sell your home.
You can select the ideal glass type for every room in your home, depending on your lot orientation, whether you want to control light levels or if you’re looking for some extra protection against harmful UV rays that can age carpet and upholstery prematurely. You can even choose patterned glass to add an elegant touch or increase privacy without installing window treatments that block all natural light.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Replacement Window Frame
A window frame has three basic parts – the top (head), vertical sides (jambs) and bottom (sill side). Frames provide structural support and hold the glass units in place – essentially connecting the IGU to your home. While glass plays an integral role in improving energy-efficiency and reducing sound transfer, frames do the same thing. Choosing the correct framing material ensures you get the highest thermal insulating properties, eliminate time-consuming maintenance and build windows that stay beautiful for many decades.
We recommend Fibrex frames because the composite material is stronger and more durable than wood, and they offer the low-maintenance qualities of vinyl. Unlike vinyl, composite frames have low expansion and contraction rates, which means your replacement windows won’t develop issues with seal deterioration that leads to gaps that allow air and moisture leaks. Fibrex isn’t just for frames, though. Our exclusive warranty covers the Fibrex finish on frames, sash, window sills and exterior grilles, so you never have to worry about your beautiful colors fading, or the components developing problems associated with rot, mildew or rust. The Renewal by Andersen patented composite offers New Jersey and New York Metro homeowners high energy-efficiency, low maintenance and a beautiful appearance – what more could you ask?
The Other Window Parts
While the frame material and glass options contribute to improve comfort by adding insulation, accessories and hardware are important for convenience and comfort. Different window styles have different operational hardware. Casement and awning replacement windows typically crank out, while double- and single-hung windows have sash that slide up, or down, for ventilation. And, sliders typically have a handle that allows you to move the operable sash effortlessly from side to side. For added security, you may opt to add recessed locks. And, window guards limit how far a window will open, giving homeowners the peace of mind that nothing comes in or goes out the window unless you allow it. TruScene insect screen with a tightly woven fabric prevent even the tiniest of pests from sneaking into your home. No more stingy bites from mosquitoes and those irritating no-see-ums that show up every summer. Accessories let you express yourself with diverse styles and keep your indoor spaces more secure and more comfortable.
Leverage the Technology Built Into Every Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window
Without advanced technology like innovative Fibrex frames and glass coatings, we wouldn’t be able to keep our homes safer, more comfortable and less expensive to maintain. If you’ve been wondering whether the time is right to update your New Jersey or New York Metro home with high-performance replacement windows, we invite you to learn more about our full line of home improvement products and accessories. It’s easy. Just fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure. Or, give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a personal consultation.