When your home’s windows are working properly, they don’t get much attention. They bring in natural light, keep outside elements outside and work day and night to keep your home comfortable and secure. When they start to age, it can be a daily chore to open and close them, keep the indoor temperature stable and don’t get us started on the way they drive up your energy bills. In the worst case scenario, when they start to rattle and leak, you may be wondering if the whole house is getting ready to collapse around you, prompting you to consider moving to get away from the problems.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island has spent decades building a stellar reputation in the replacement window and patio door arenas, and our Long Island team continues to work every day to earn the trust and respect of our customers (who happen to be our friends and neighbors, too!)
We realize that investing in replacement windows and patio doors is a big step for most homeowners, so we’ve simplified the process from start to finish. You can go from information gathering to relaxing with your new view in just four easy steps. We’ve also included some customer reviews to let you know what others think about our brand and our service.
Getting ready to update your Long Island home with high-performance, energy-efficient replacement windows? If you haven’t purchased home windows recently, you may need some additional information about low-E glass and the role it plays in running an energy efficient home. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island customers have several low-E glass options from which to choose to ensure each window design is appropriate for the room where the window will reside.
Wondering what differentiates new construction and replacement windows from each other? Essentially, a new construction window, one installed during the building of a new home, is designed to be installed during the build-out. New construction windows are placed in the wall after the sheathing, but before exterior siding, brick or shingles. The construction crew builds out the “rough opening” for the specified window during the framing of the building and then the windows are fit into that opening and shimmed to fit in place. By necessity, these openings are “rough”.
Homeowners on Long Island planning to repaint their homes may well wonder if it is okay to paint their replacement windows to match. Depending on whom you ask, and the windows you have, the answer may be very different. Contractors and helpers at the hardware store will generally tell homeowners you can paint almost any surface, providing you do proper surface prep and buy the right type of paint for the frame material. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island strongly recommends you avoid painting Fibrex- framed replacement windows.
Designing replacement bay windows for your Long Island home is a fun project. There are a few flexible rules, however you have many custom options to expand your space, usher in more natural light and add a beautiful feature that most other replacement windows don’t offer. Here are a few Renewal by Andersen of Long Island recommendations to consider as you plan your bay window design.(more…)