2017 is almost gone and you’re thinking about your resolution list, like practically everyone else on the planet. But, seriously, how many times have you actually followed through on that whole “This year I will definitely . . .?” We’re not trying to be negative, but a quick Internet search will tell you that 4 out 5 people have ditched their list by the time February rolls around and only 8% actually make a resolution and stick to it. So, why don’t you do something different this year? Consider making a change that will make a real difference in your life. We’re talking about installing replacement windows and patio doors in your New Jersey or New York Metro home.
True, it will be a substantial financial investment, but the benefits are also pretty astounding – saving money on heating and cooling bills, creating a more comfortable, healthier atmosphere for your family and increasing property values, to name just a few.
Here’s what you need to know to get started.
How Much Can You Save?
Yearly savings on heating and air conditioning expenses could be a few hundred or several thousand dollars a year. How much you save depends on many factors, including:
- What condition is your home in
- How large or small is your home?
- Do you have lots of tall shade trees or a fairly low-profile yard?
- How many windows and exterior doors, including patio-style doors, are there in your home?
- Is your home sufficiently insulated against the wind and cold/hot weather?
How To Choose the Right Replacement Window?
Ask lots of questions. The perfect windows for your New Jersey or New York Metro home are unique and unlike any other windows. For one thing, price varies widely depending on the size, brand and extra features you choose. Some companies charge extra for installation, or you have to get estimates from local contractors and hire your own installer – which can increase the price substantially. So, you need to discuss installation before you finalize any other details – like what type of glazing, grilles, insect screens and hardware you want.
By the way, we provide installation crews specifically trained to install our replacement windows and patio doors. There is no cost beyond the initial quote for this service. And, we guaranteed the process – parts and labor – for a full 24 months, two times longer than most other dealers’ warranty package.
Along with price, here are four other things you should find out while comparing different brands in search of the right windows for your home.
#1. Ease-of-care. High-quality replacement windows should make your life simpler, eliminate stress and improve both the indoor air quality and appearance of your home. Modern manufacturing techniques offer you both lift-out and tilt-to-clean window styles that make cleaning a breeze. Factory applied coatings make home windows practically self-cleaning with applications that virtually eliminating water spots when hit by direct sunlight. And, our Fibrex frames are as close to zero-maintenance as you can get. They stay beautiful, won’t rot or mildew and won’t pull away from the exterior portion of your home as temperatures rise and fall. No fuss, no air leaks, no stress. Now, that is easy-care.
#2. Style diversity. No one window style is perfect for every room in your home. Where casement windows crank-out to allow impressive air flow, they aren’t great for walls where a sidewalk or patio sits close to the home. Double-hung windows offer flexibility to allow air into the room by dropping the upper sash or raising the lower sash, but they aren’t always the best solution if you are replacing a 10 foot picture window, where you could use a little extra floor or seating space. A bay or bow configuration would be a better fit for this situation than a single double-hung replacement window.
#3. Glass solutions for your unique setting. Glass choices do a lot more than give you a clear view of the outdoors. Glass options today provide better insulation than our grandparents enjoyed, help you bring in more light or reduce the natural light transfer, block outside noise and control condensation more effectively than ever before.
#4. Energy-efficiency ratings. Every replacement window and patio door worth investing in has an energy-efficiency rating label that tells you how well the window unit will perform. Each variable on the label represents a different role. You can learn how much light passes through the window, the amount of heat that moves through the glass, how effectively the window unit controls condensation and the rate of air moving indoors from the outside. You can learn more about these ratings by visiting the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) website. Since almost 50% of your average monthly utility bill is tied to heating and cooling, your windows and doors play an important role in controlling how much you spend every month. Understanding how new windows perform is your first step in choosing the right windows for your home.
Learn More About Making a 2018 Resolution To Upgrade with Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Today!
You can make a long list of things you aren’t going to do again this year, or you can make a decision to improve your quality of life with modern, high-performance replacement windows and patio doors that will immediately start paying you back for your investment, and they will continue to give back for as long as you live in your home. It is easy to get started. Just fill in the short form on this page or call 1-888-826-2451 and ask to speak to a personal replacement window specialist.
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- The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
- The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
- How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
- The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
- What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!