4 Keys to Replacement Windows & Security Systems on L.I.

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Our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window clients often consider improving energy-efficiency as one of the major factors driving their decision to upgrade with modern, high-performance windows and patio doors. We understand. Saving money wherever you can today is important for most of us. However, maintaining a safe, secure home is also important.

Although overall crime rates have dropped, there are still many residential burglaries each year according to police department statistics. Burglars, and other criminals, look for easy targets. For residential burglars, that means they are looking for a way to quickly get in and out of homes without drawing attention to themselves. One way to reduce your chances of becoming a home invasion victim is to repair or replace damaged windows and patio doors that offer crooks a low-stress entry point. Continue reading 4 Keys to Replacement Windows & Security Systems on L.I.

Common Replacement Window Mistakes When Updating a Ranch

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Updating the windows in a ranch style home on Long Island starts with clearly defining your goals. Do you want replacement windows that maintain legacy features? Are you going to redecorate your interior to a mid-century modern tone? What about energy-efficiency? Do you really want wood, or metal frames, and the unique problems that can be avoided with modern composite materials? These are a few of the questions our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window specialists ask customers every day when they come to discuss modernizing their ranch style home. Here are a few tips to help you avoid common mistakes. Continue reading Common Replacement Window Mistakes When Updating a Ranch

Fall is Coming: Have You Ordered Replacement Windows Yet?

The back to school rush is over for most of us on Long Island and that means it’s time to start thinking about preparing your windows for the colder days ahead. Children and families are settling into a new routine filled with after school piano lessons, tutoring and athletic practice. At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we are already hearing from people who don’t want to face another winter without modern, energy-efficient replacement windows and patio doors. Planning ahead is a good thing! Continue reading Fall is Coming: Have You Ordered Replacement Windows Yet?

Does Your Homeowners Policy Cover Replacement Windows?

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Seeing the devastating hurricane that pounded southeastern Texas, brings to mind some of the storms that have impacted our neck of the woods. The New England Hurricane of 1938 claimed the lives of 600 people before exiting the northeastern coastal region. Both Hurricane Carol and Hurricane Edna delivered copious amounts of rain and high winds in 1954 producing damage throughout the area. Edna came with destructive wind gusts up to 120mph. More recently, Irene made her ninth landfall near Coney Island, resulting in the Hudson flooding and storm surge violently pushing forward until it was underneath the Boardwalk, and further inland in some places. And who can forget the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in 2012? We have had more than our share of high-impact storms on Long Island over the years. Are you wondering why this week’s Renewal by Andersen replacement window blog post is about hurricanes and extreme weather? Because the best time to prepare for recovery is before a weather disaster strikes. So, here’s a question for you: Continue reading Does Your Homeowners Policy Cover Replacement Windows?

How To Decipher Long Island Replacement Window Descriptions

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If you don’t have extensive knowledge about traditional window parts and performance, deciphering window product descriptions is confusing for most Long Island homeowners. Terms like sash, mullions, jambs and headers come up often when gathered around the water cooler or visiting with friends over a cup of coffee. And, unless you are talking to a window dealer, contractor or a friend or family member that has recently updated their home, you probably won’t hear anything about energy-efficiency coefficients and ratings. This Renewal by Andersen blog will give you some useful information to help you understand those product descriptions, and some links to learn more. Naturally, you can always give us a call if you want more information about replacement window parts or performance. Continue reading How To Decipher Long Island Replacement Window Descriptions