Which Replacement Window Styles Are Most Popular on Long Island?

Which Replacement Window Styles Are Most Popular on Long Island?

Many Long Island homeowners ask the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team what the most popular window style is in our area. The simple answer is that we let our customers decide what works best for them — because while replacement windows should complement your home’s architecture, you also want windows that fit your lifestyle and your personal preferences.

Having said that, double-hung replacement windows and casement replacement windows are both very popular with our Long Island friends and neighbors.

Here’s why.

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6 Versatile Long Island Replacement Window Styles

6 Versatile Long Island Replacement Window Styles

When you replace your Long Island home’s windows you may be motivated by the desire to lower your heating and air conditioning bills. Or, you may be more concerned about capturing a better view beyond the window glass from inside. Or, you just want to get rid of the tired, worn out view from the street. Whatever motivates you to consider replacement windows for your home, at Renewal by Andersen, we want you to have the information you need – and deserve – to make wise financial decisions. (more…)

Which Replacement Window Styles are Best for Your Long Island Home?

Which Replacement Window Styles are Best for Your Long Island Home?

 

Comparing replacement windows and patio doors on Long Island is tricky business. You’ve probably already asked for advice from your friends and neighbors who have recently invested in off-the-shelf products or worked with a local contractor. You may have even done some online research, checking out reviews on Angie’s List and Google. While finding a reputable dealer and a brand with a solid track record is an important first step, you should not neglect researching the many different styles on the market today and how they meet your design and energy-efficiency needs.

This article will help you prepare yourself for the in-home consultation – and give you a better idea of how important it is to carefully consider which type of window is best for you and your family.

Renewal by Andersen Tip: Many homeowners choose to install a variety of window styles in their home because every room has a unique feel, function and purpose.

Choosing the Right Replacement Window for the Right Reason

Many factors will influence your style choices. Are you looking for home windows that don’t require a lot of maintenance? Want something that is easy to clean? Working on a tight-budget or renovation schedule? All these things can directly (or indirectly) effect which style you choose. Let’s briefly look at a few different styles and some of the pros and cons of each.

Single Hung Windows

This style of window has a sash that lifts vertically to enable air circulation. One of the key benefits it price. Generally, a single hung window is cheaper than double-hung styles when all other features are the same. But consider that the savings come with a cost: you can only open the bottom half of your window. If you have small children, this can be a safety concern. You also lose the opportunity to open your windows to let out the hot air that accumulates at the top of a room, while letting in cooler air at the bottom of the window.

Double Hung Windows

This is one of the most popular type of windows on Long Island. Like their cousin, the single-hung window, this style has a sash that lifts vertically. However, you can also lower the upper sash to create a self-circulating effect. When manufactured with ENERGY STAR labeled glazing and high performance frames, double-hung windows are extremely energy-efficient. You’ll also find the tilt-to-clean feature that allows you to clean both interior and exterior surfaces from inside your home makes window cleaning day easier than ever before.

Hopper Windows

This style gained popularity in the 19th Century and was seen frequently in Victorian homes. Like casements and awning windows, hopper replacement windows are excellent at blocking air and moisture leaks. The movable window panel “presses” against the frame rather than sliding against the weather stripping so there is less friction. They are especially suited to compact spaces, areas over doors and beneath picture windows to encourage airflow. Unlike casement and awning home windows, a hopper pulls down and in from the top rather than opening outward.

Casement & Awning Windows

Casement and awning windows usually operate with a single level or crank. Like hopper windows, these two styles rate exceptionally high on the energy-efficiency scale. In fact, next to fixed windows, casements are the most likely to save you the most money on your heating and cooling bills, providing their have a high-quality frame and other building components.

Specialty Windows: Geometric Shapes, Bays, Bows and Arches

Some people assume you have to replace a square window with another square window of the same style. While this might be the simplest replacement, you can switch styles – like casements and hoppers – with a different style, and a different shape. Specialty replacement windows let you remove a large picture window and go back with a unique configuration that transforms a flat view to a panoramic view with a beautiful bay or bow. You may also decide you’d like to convert a plain Jane tall rectangular window with a fixed arch window or a configured variation that uses different shaped windows to form the same effect. One solution to create a stunning arch window presentation is to meld a semi-circle (or a half-circle) above a traditional rectangle replacement window and use a sunburst grille pattern to accentuate the design.

Having the flexibility to design and custom-build your home windows is one of the terrific advantages of installing custom replacement windows. So whether you want easy care windows, a unique window shape to accentuate the best features of your home or you’re concerned about upgrading your home on a budget, your professional window design consultant can help you consider your options.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island: Get Your Replacement Style Questions Answered Today

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island carries a complete line of replacement windows and patio door options, including many not mentioned here. If you’ve still got questions or want to know if a particular design is possible, just fill in the short form on this page and we’ll get back to you. Need an answer now? Give us a call toll-free at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a no-obligation home consultation.

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  • 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!
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Modern Replacement Window Styles for Long Island Homes

Long Island Replacement Windows & Doors ModernRenewal by Andersen of Long Island has a full portfolio of modern replacement window styles for your home. Of course., “modern” is a somewhat ambiguous term, so allow us to explain. Our replacement windows are modern in the sense that we use the latest technology and design techniques to custom-build replacement windows and patio doors. This means you have access to high-performance windows precision-crafted for energy-efficiency and long-lasting beauty.

But, modern also refers to a decorating or architectural style that fits under the general umbrella of contemporary building styles. When you are selecting options for new windows, each detail – frame width, check rails, grilles, color choices – impact the overall appearance and decorative appeal. Here is more information on two distinct styles that fall into the modern category.

Art Deco

Characterized by simple, clean lines, Art Deco style homes typically have smooth interior surfaces, geometric shapes and rounded corners rather than harsh details. Most doors and windows don’t have window sills and are flush with the wall. You may see a full circle window or a semi-circle feature above an exterior door; however, low horizontal shapes are more typical.

Prairie

When people discuss Prairie Style, you may hear Frank Lloyd Wright mentioned. Wright, an architect known for creating home designs that meld into the natural landscape, introduced this style that became popular in the early 20th century. If you like spacious, open floor plans with large windows, this may be your preference. Over-sized fixed windows and sliding patio doors that allow you to connect your indoor and outdoor spaces are more common in these homes than windows with intricate grille designs or patterned glass that blocks the view of natural surroundings just beyond the walls.

Carefully selecting options during the replacement window design phase allows you to create an appealing appearance, whether you’re looking for ways to create a contemporary look with clean, simple lines or you want opportunities to expand your viewing area and enhance the flow between your natural surroundings and your indoor living spaces.

Tips for Creating the Modern Look Your Home Deserves

Like a fine piece of artwork, picturesque views deserve to be framed. Shapes, colors and styles allow you to capture a beautiful view and take advantage of opportunities to highlight unique architectural details in your home. Bay windows are a nice option for many homes that can help add a bit of extra interior floor space.

Grilles aren’t generally installed on windows where showcasing an exterior view is the goal. However, standard and customized patterns give homeowners a decorating option to add some interest to the curb appeal. Add a touch or design a masterpiece, the choice is yours. Crisscrossed and diamond patterns typically cover the full width and height of a window panel, while simple grille patterns may only provide a border detail. You can also choose to only install grilles in only the upper sash (or lower sash) of double hung windows.

If you want clean, crisp lines, consider awning or hopper windows. You’ll often see awning windows in older neighborhoods and apartment buildings. Hinged at the top, these windows open outward at an angle. A similar style, hopper windows, are hinged at the bottom and pull inward, You’ll often see hopper style windows installed above doorways or other windows. One significant difference in the two is that hopper windows don’t provide a way to deflect rain like awning windows, so they should be installed under an exterior eave or other architectural feature to shield them from rain – or make sure your windows are closed when cloudy skies or weather forecasters are predicting precipitation in our area.

While complementing the exterior aesthetic of your home is important, don’t forget to consider how your new replacement windows will impact the overall interior design and how your windows with function. For example, choose window styles that allow plenty of light and air flow for bathrooms, especially if the room is small. Decide whether you want to showcase the outdoors or install between-the-glass grilles to add some decorative interest.

Go Modern with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows

Different sizes, shapes and colors all contribute to the overall tone of your Long Island replacement windows. Low profile sliders and simple awning windows installed flush against the wall present a modern look that fits almost any home. If you’re looking for modern windows precision built using state-of-the-art technology and superior craftsmanship, we can help.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation home inspection at 877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on this page for more information.

Download our Free Guide to Long Island Replacement Windows

Long Island Replacement Windows eBook

Learn Everything You Need to Know BEFORE Buying Replacement Windows

Click Here to Download Now!

LEARN …
  • 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!