Purchasing replacement windows may seem like an intimidating prospect, especially if you aren’t too sure where to begin. That’s why we at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island are here to help ease your way. It’s been said that it’s always best to begin at the beginning, and that is precisely how to approach replacement windows — first determine whether your windows need to be replaced. In this post, we’ll discuss that first step toward window replacement.

Home Heating and Cooling Energy Costs

Windows serve purposes that go beyond letting light into your home. They help to keep the heat in when the temperature drops, and vice versa when the temperature rises. Or at least, that’s what they’re supposed to do. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that energy inefficient windows can be responsible for 10 to 25 percent of your energy costs. Not only does that mean that money is unnecessarily flying out of your pocket, but you’re paying more for a less comfortable living environment.

If you suspect that your energy costs are higher than they should be, or are finding it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature around your home, this may be a sign that it’s time to replace your old windows.

Window Condition

Window needs replacementAnother cue that it might be time for replacement windows is the physical condition of your current windows. If your windows are old and damaged, they can look as unappealing from the street as they do up close. Windows in poor condition not only look unattractive, but they can have a very negative effect on the resale value of your home. Even if you aren’t planning to move right away, Renewal by Andersen’s quality replacement windows will still look and perform well for years down the road, increasing the curb appeal, as well as the resale value, of your home.

Window Operability

Poor window condition also extends beyond mere appearance. Good indicators that your windows need to be replaced include difficulty opening and closing your windows, excessive fogging of the glass, and damaging rot and stubborn mold that even the most vigorous of scrubbing can’t seem to get out.

Quality replacement windows are the solution for a home plagued by these problems. If you’re experiencing frustration caused by the condition of your windows then look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Long Island to help make your home a more pleasant one.

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Renewal by Andersen of Long Island is your replacement window expert. As a subsidiary of Andersen Windows, which has been manufacturing windows for over 100 years, Renewal by Andersen is brand leader in replacement windows on Long Island. If you’re considering replacing the windows in your home, be sure to contact one of our experienced design consultants for a free design consultation to help you select the right window for your home and your personal style. Call us at 1-877-313-9052 for a free design consultation or fill out the short form on this page.