What Does It Mean for Windows to be Energy Star Certified?

What Does It Mean for Windows to be Energy Star Certified?

While doing online research about replacement windows and patio doors on the market on Long Island, you have probably seen reference to ENERGY STAR® recommendations or certification. You may already know that this labeling means certain windows should be good for your energy bills, but many people may not know how the United States Environmental Protection Agency decides if a home improvement product or appliance deserves their approval.

Renewal by Andersen is once again proud to be an Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in 2019. Andersen has been an ENERGY STAR® partner since the Windows program began in 1998 and was the first window manufacturer awarded the ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999. The Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Here are three things you may not know about ENERGY STAR® certification.

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Replacement Windows & Patio Doors for Contemporary Homes

Replacement Windows & Patio Doors for Contemporary Homes

Contemporary interior spaces are always evolving, continually changing to reflect the personalities and preferences of the people who inhabit them. Because this style is not constant, embracing replacing windows and patio doors with clean, sleek lines and textures that complement other interior elements is a wise decision for many Long Island homeowners.

Here are some Renewal by Andersen of Long Island tips for designing new windows and doors for your contemporary home.

 

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3 Reasons to Visit Your Renewal by Andersen Window Showroom

3 Reasons to Visit Your Renewal by Andersen Window Showroom

In our technology-rich world, most of the replacement window and patio door research and comparison shopping can be done from the comfort of your Long Island home. That doesn’t mean you should make a buying decision without at least meeting brand representatives. In fact, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island spends some face-to-face time with every customer in their home before we send an order to the factory. Your in-home visit is when we gather precise measurements of existing windows, and show you samples of our Fibrex window frame material, TruScene screen fabric and color blocks.

While the in-home consultation is an important part of the replacement window buying journey, there are some definite benefits to visiting a location showroom.

Here are three perks of making the effort to spend some quality time with our products before you finalize your decisions.

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Long Island Replacement Windows Designed for Safety

Long Island Replacement Windows Designed for Safety

At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island our customers often ask us about the safety of our wonderful home improvement products. We talk about our replacement window and patio door safety features, frame colors and fabulous Fibrex material, energy efficiency ratings and space-saving designs. And, many times the discussion includes questions about how to get the highest return on investment for homeowners.

Home safety and security are important for many homeowners. Because your family’s safety is important to the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island team, too, we’d like to take a few minutes to discuss the role window design and style choices affect the safety of family members who live with disabilities and mobility issues.

We hope the tips below help you make better decisions during the replacement window buying journey.

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The No Regrets Replacement Window Project on Long Island

The No Regrets Replacement Window Project on Long Island

Long Islanders who watch home renovation shows often look forward to seeing dramatic transformations of the kitchen, bath or master bedroom. It is unfortunately rare for these shows to spend an entire hour talking about roof replacement, window and door upgrades or home siding options. But, while these might not be the “sexy” remodeling projects, they can deliver the most bang for your buck. Getting back to the basics is one way to ensure your Long Island home is always comfortable and protects your family year-round.

This Renewal by Andersen of Long Island post is all about planning a replacement window project with a no-regrets outcome – one you will be happy with for decades after the installation.

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What to Expect During a Replacement Window Consultation

What to Expect During a Replacement Window Consultation

Have you ever wondered why Long Island replacement window specialists prefer to answer questions in your own home rather than over the phone or via email communication? We are so conditioned to ordering things online today, without a lot of human contact, that it may seem a bit strange to invite someone into your home to discuss home improvement projects before you have decided whether to make a purchase or not.

This Renewal by Andersen of Long Island article will take the mystery out of the home consultation, and let you know why a private sit-down is designed to better serve you.

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