Update Old Windows with Casement Replacement Windows

Update Old Windows with Casement Replacement Windows

In 2017, the United States reached a milestone. Although there wasn’t a great deal of fanfare and media attention at the time, our nation reached a remarkable benchmark on the quest to a higher level of environmental stewardship and energy conservation. The achievement? Close to 60% of US homes were furnished with insulated windows as single-pane versions were removed and replacement windows installed or new construction followed stricter energy efficiency regulations. The Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team is proud to have been part of this shift toward better sustainability practices, and we continue to help our friends and neighbors update their homes, condos, office buildings and other structures with modern energy efficient windows every day.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading an older home, here are a few reasons we think casement replacement windows deserve your consideration.

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Transform Your View from Foggy to Fantastic

Transform Your View from Foggy to Fantastic

Have you ever seriously thought about what life would be like living on Long Island without modern windows? Most homes in our neighborhoods have a perfect view of the world through their window glass. You can crack a window to get a little fresh air, or open all your windows to flush out stale air after a long period of keeping them all closed to control the temperature. And, while replacement windows do come with patterned glass or opaque glazing, you don’t have to shield your view like our ancestors who had to live with old technology struggling with heavy glass that was barely functional and unaffordable.

Here’s a quick look at some ways today’s Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows help our friends and neighbors transform their view.

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3 Tips for Buying Replacement Windows the Smart Way

3 Tips for Buying Replacement Windows the Smart Way

Modern replacement windows have better energy-efficiency features and more optional accessories than they did just a couple of decades ago. Trading up from aging wood or vinyl windows that are falling apart and looking really bad may be an enticing idea.

Sadly, some Long Islanders make mistakes when buying big ticket items. Some pay for features they don’t need, while others jump on the cheapest option, hoping they can make do, until they can afford to move into a bigger, nicer home down the road.

You don’t have to worry about making costly mistakes. Here’s how to buy replacement windows without getting in over your head, or going so far in debt you’ll never climb your way out.

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Recycle Your Old Windows Into New Treasures

Recycle Your Old Windows Into New Treasures

As part of Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s Signature Service we take care of disposing of or recycling the home windows we replace because we love to do our part to protect the environment. For those of you with the DIY gene that love to take old things and turn them into new treasures, we thought you might like some ideas about how to use your old, wood windows when the replacement windows arrive.

Here are five ideas that are perfect for repurposing wood windows and most will work equally well with or without glass. Just one safety note: before re-using your old windows, make sure they don’t include lead paint, which can be hazardous to your health.

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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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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

Are you looking forward to family gatherings and holiday parties in your Long Island home this year? If you’re planning major renovations, now is the time to prepare your home for the 2019 holiday season. Not sure where to start? Here are five fall refresher tips from the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team just in time for the holiday season and welcoming in 2020 with a fresh start.

Five Fall Refresher Tips for Your Home

#1. Create a Spa-like Tone in Your Guest Bathroom

You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to freshen up your guest bathroom if you’re on a budget. Give the walls a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint, bring in some relaxing scents, add fall and winter accents that include candles, mirrors and bath salts.

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