8 Tips to Winterizing Your Garage on Long Island

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Garages store stuff, but storing doesn’t mean “that stuff” is protected from our harsh Long Island winter weather. The first step on the garage winterizing checklist is to check all the doors and windows to make sure there are no missing sections of weather-stripping or broken window panes or that will allow air and moisture flow freely into your heated spaces. A dark, cold, damp garage can lead to rust on the rake head and a gas appliance that won’t fire up when warm weather returns. Lubricating moving metal parts on the overhead doors is also recommended. Continue reading 8 Tips to Winterizing Your Garage on Long Island

7 Ways Long Islanders Can Volunteer During the Holidays

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As we approach the season of giving on Long Island, the entire team at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island has plenty for which to be thankful. We’ve been privileged to become friends with residents throughout the Long Island area as we helped make their homes more beautiful, more comfortable and more energy-efficient with Energy Star certified replacement windows and patio doors. Along the way, we’ve met some incredible people and built new relationships that will last a lifetime.

There’s a special feeling you get when you know that what you do makes an impact on the communities you serve today for generations to come with a solid cradle-to-grave product life cycle. That special feeling extends to “off-the-clock” activities, too. Giving back is something that millions of Americans do every day. If you’re feeling blessed this year and want to share your bounty with others, this article will highlight a few opportunities for Long Islanders to consider as 2017 starts the wind-down to a new year. Continue reading 7 Ways Long Islanders Can Volunteer During the Holidays

Moving? Consider Converting Your Long Island House to Student Housing

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 11 million people changed residences in 2016! People who leave New York do so for a variety of reasons, and end up in many different places – 134,835 people relocated to either Texas or Florida in 2015. For some homeowners the decision is triggered by a work-related transfer or a temporary family matter, but most people (42.2%) say they were looking for a change in housing, such as looking for a larger/smaller house in a better neighborhood. Whatever your reason for the anticipated change, you may not be ready to sell your home, but cannot afford to leave the property vacant. Are you wondering what Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and moving have in common? Read on for more information.

Converting Your Home into Student Housing May Be the Answer

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Efficient Long Island Windows that Protect the Environment

LONG ISLAND WINDOWS PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Which Replacement Window Should You Buy if You Want to Protect the Environment & Boost Energy-Efficiency

When the time comes to upgrade your Long Island home with replacement windows, you may have lots of questions.

  • How much do replacement windows cost?
  • How long do windows last?
  • How can I find a good contractor to install my windows?

Asking these questions at the start helps you gather the information you need to evaluate the true cost of replacement windows versus the value and return on investment you gain. One question we hear more and more from first-time Renewal by Andersen customers is:

Which replacement windows should I buy to want improve energy-efficiency AND make ensure my choice supports responsible environmental stewardship?

We understand you need honest answers to your questions. Today’s decisions have the potential to positively or negatively impact our planet (and your finances) for many years. Continue reading Efficient Long Island Windows that Protect the Environment

Coordinating Replacement Window & Patio Door Styles on Long Island 

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When the time comes for Long Island homeowners to replace outdated or poorly performing exterior doors, there are several options. The two most common door styles seen adjacent to patios, decks and side-entrances are the Double Door and Standard Patio Door.

In the replacement window and patio door industry, and here at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we refer to these door styles as Hinged-French Style Patio Doors and Sliding Patio Doors. Both allow easy entrance and exit, but there are some distinct differences in the way the two styles function. Continue reading Coordinating Replacement Window & Patio Door Styles on Long Island