Top 7 Replacement Windows Questions in New Jersey & New York

Replacement Window Questions Answered New Jersey New York

At Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors, we believe a well-informed buyer makes better decisions. And, better decisions lead to more positive outcomes. So, from time to time, we answer a few of the questions we hear most often to help you make better decisions while doing your initial research on replacement windows.

Here are seven of the most common questions we hear from potential customers in our area.

Q 1. Do you recommend installation contractors?

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors are only installed by carefully vetted and trained installation crews. We never sub-contract something as important as installing your new windows. Because a shoddy installation can void your warranty and may damage your windows, we include installation in our pricing and use installers specifically trained to install windows built in our factory. You never have to worry about who to call if a problem develops immediately or years down the road.

Q 2. Can I choose any color for my new replacement windows and patio doors?

We offer a full spectrum of color options for you to choose from so you won’t need to select a specialty colors or off-the-shelf paint colors for Fibrex frames, sash and exterior components. We invite you to use our visualizer tool to see what different styles, accessories and available colors will look like in your home.

Q 3. Is it possible to replace a window with a door or vice versa?

It is possible to convert a patio door to a window in almost every situation. Converting a window to a patio door for entrance and egress will depend on where on the wall the existing window currently resides. Replacement windows and patio doors are precision built to fit the opening left when we remove your existing fixture, without extensive reconstruction to the building envelope. This means that if you want to create an entry point where a window sits, it must already be at floor level. However, some customers have created some stunning focal points by installing French-style hinged and sliding patio doors to replace existing windows for aesthetic appeal only. Talk to your replacement window specialist about why and where you want to convert window styles for a personalized answer that fits your particular situation.

Q 4. What if I cannot afford to replace all the windows at one time, can I just buy just a few?

We never discourage homeowners from replacing just a few aging, damaged windows if they cannot afford to do the whole job all at one time. If you only have a few windows that are giving you problems, you shouldn’t be forced to replace every window in your home. Keep in mind that if all of your windows are the same age, and a few have developed significant problems, it is likely the others will start to fail soon. We offer project staging options that allow you to create a plan to replace all the windows and doors in sections. You could replace all front-facing windows first, or replace them one floor at a time.

Q 5. How long does it take to complete the installation process?

Depending on the scope of your project, most installations take only one or two days. Our technicians follow a rigorous training program. They are experienced at installing our replacement windows and the crew works efficiently together to ensure a proper installation, complete clean up and removal of any construction debris.

Q 6. Will you guarantee your work?

The installation process is fully guaranteed for 24 months. Homeowners are covered for parts and labor, in addition to the manufacturing warranty that covers performance and construction. All work is guaranteed to meet your expectations and high standards established by our brand leadership. Check out our full replacement window warranty here.

Q 7. How much can I save on my heating and air conditioning bills?

The answer to this question naturally depends upon the condition of your existing windows and doors. Energy Star labeled replacement windows are certified to improve energy-efficiency. Independent third party research shows homeowners who install high-performance, energy-efficient replacement windows may save between 10% and 25% off their heating and air conditioning bills, depending on the overall condition of their home, insulation and environmental factors that impact window performance.

Do You Have More Replacement Window Questions for Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Specialists?

We are committed to helping New Jersey and New York homeowners compare replacement window styles, learn more about the replacement window journey from first consultation to completed installation and discover the many advantages of upgrading your home with beautiful windows and doors that improve security and energy-efficiency. Simply fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to speak to a window consultant today.


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