3 Things Every Replacement Window Shopper Should Consider About Grilles  

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So, you’re thinking about installing Renewal by Andersen replacement windows in your Long Island home and you aren’t sure if you want “plain” windows, or something with a bit more visual interest.

Below we’ve listed three things you should consider before adding grilles to your new fixtures. Continue reading 3 Things Every Replacement Window Shopper Should Consider About Grilles  

Everything You Need to Know About Long Island Replacement Window Grilles

long-island-replacement-window-grillesWhether you are planning a sweeping renovation for your Long Island home, or you are thinking of replacing windows to improve indoor air quality and comfort, you may want to consider replacement window embellishments. Renewal by Andersen customers don’t always choose to install grilles with their new windows, but if you want to add some visual interest or complement other architectural features, grilles provide ample opportunities to customize the overall appearance of your windows and your home.

Grille patterns, and placement, impact the appearance and functionality of your windows. A variety of standard and custom grille patterns give you options to create the perfect look to reflect your personality and your home’s character.

Not sure which grille pattern is best for your home? Here’s some information to help you decide.

Versatility: 3 Replacement Window Grille Styles
If your home is at least 50 years old, you may have original windows constructed with small panes separated by vertical and horizontal wood strips (true divided lite windows). Modern, top-of-the-line replacement windows are built with large glass panels embellished with decorative grilles. You get the original look, without the problems associated with failing sealants that allow air and moisture to infiltrate your home as your windows age. Insulated glass improves energy-efficiency and the construction (two panes of glass separated by air or gas) lends itself to different grille placement options like the ones below.

Interior Wood Grill on Replacement Window1. Removable interior grilles. Clip-on grilles on the interior glass surface are removable for easy clean-up. Wood construction means you can choose to paint or stain the decorative features to match existing décor and update your finishes any time you want to change the color scheme or style.



Between the Glass Window Grille2. Between-the-glass grilles. Factory finished grilles are permanently affixed between the two glass panes. Two widths allow you to create stunning windows for contemporary and classic home styles.



Fibrex Composite Window Frame Wood Tone3. Full-divided-light grilles. With permanently attached exterior Fibrex material grilles and either removable or permanently affixed interiors, full-divided-light grilles almost perfectly replicate the appearance of older windows built with individual panes and wood dividers.




Limitless Custom Options

Standard grille patterns like the ones below are “out-of-the-box” options that work well in most modern and traditional homes.


Prairie Replacement Window GrilleThe Prairie Pattern, characterized by two vertical and two horizontal bars, creates a border to frame the viewing area and works well in fixed windows and replacement windows with sash that open vertically.



Modified Prairie Replacement Window GrilleThe Modified Prairie Pattern

Creates a similar visual impression when you have sliders or a double-casement configuration that opens outward.



Colonial Replacement Window GrilleThe Colonial Pattern

Used to create equal squares covering the sash. You choose how many squares you want (three rows of three, four rows of two, two rows of five, etc.). You may choose to embellish both upper and lower sash or only one, depending on your decorating vision.


Farmhouse Replacement Window GrilleThe Farmhouse Pattern

This is truly a classic. With a horizontal bar running across the center of the window and two vertical bars positioned in the upper portion of the sash to create three equal sections, you’ll enjoy a clear, unobstructed view on the lower sash and visually interesting details on the upper sash.


Custom grille patterns allow you to create stunning elements to accentuate geometric window shapes and create unique curved and lattice patterns to complement a single window or the overall aesthetic of your home. If you have a special grille pattern you would like to incorporate into your window design, discuss your vision with your Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window specialist.

Deciding whether to adorn your windows with intricate details or leave your windows plain to enhance the view is a personal decision. Color options, trim widths and patterned glass enable our customers to enjoy windows that look beautiful and perform perfectly in every environment.

Talk to Your Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Window Consultant About Your Options

You don’t have to compromise decorating visions to create an energy-efficient home that is comfortable for your family. We promise to always provide top-of-the-line, high performance ENERGY-STAR labeled home improvement products to help you achieve those goals. Ready to get started? Fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a free, no-obligation home consultation today.

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Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Hopper & Awning Windows

Long Island Awning & Hopper Replacement Windows

The first few posts in our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island series have focused on one specific home improvement product – like patio doors and casement windows. This week we will compare two similar replacement window styles – hopper and awning windows.

While both replacement window styles are popular as accent windows and in tight spaces, there are a few important differences between them. Let’s start with the construction. Awning replacement windows are hinged at the top, and the sash swings outward. Hoppers are hinged at the bottom, allowing the sash to pull inward. You often see both styles installed high on a wall in narrow hallways, basements and small bathrooms where extra ventilation is important to maintain healthy air quality. Continue reading Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Hopper & Awning Windows

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Sliding Windows Benefits 

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There’s a reason that Renewal by Andersen gliding (or sliding) replacement windows have a five star rating based on more than 35, 000 reviews. Actually there are many reasons, so this week’s post is all about the many benefits of installing sliders in your Long Island home.

Large Selection (48) of Color Combinations

There are five unique interior factory finishes, five different exterior finishes and two – Sandtone and Terratone – for either interior or exterior surfaces. That’s more than 48 color combinations. With a wide range of colors, you can mix and match or create a unified appearance. Plus, stainable interior options give you the freedom to precisely match your existing trim work. But, color alone isn’t what makes sliding windows a top choice for consumers. Continue reading Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Sliding Windows Benefits 

Part 1: Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Patio Door Styles  

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This first article in our 12-part replacement window & patio door education series will help you learn more about Renewal by Andersen of Long Island patio door styles.

With so many options available on the market today, choosing a patio door style for your home can be a bit overwhelming. Sliding doors, French-hinged (in-swing and out-swing), bi-fold, swinging – the list is even longer when you consider each of these styles are often available in a variety of configurations. Choosing the ideal replacement patio door for you allows you to truly define both interior and exterior living spaces and complement your home’s architectural features and unique character. Continue reading Part 1: Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Patio Door Styles