While we may still get a few more winter-like blasts, Spring is here (at least on the calendar)! Flowers will bloom. Trees will leaf out. And some Long Island homeowners will breathe a sigh of relief they don’t have to put up with drafty corners and cold spots caused by leaking windows.
As we welcome in the warmer days, it’s a good time to think about banishing those bothersome leaks once and for all. Updating your home with modern, energy-efficient replacement windows can significantly improve your indoor comfort. But, how do you decide which replacement windows to buy for your Long Island home? Renewal by Andersen believes the replacement windows you choose should make your life easier, more comfortable, safer and allow you to create beautiful spaces for your family and guests. Here are some things to look for as you compare brands and window styles.
Which Replacement Windows to Buy if You’re Looking for Easy-Care Solutions
Modern, custom-built replacement windows and doors allow you to replace existing home windows with styles that are easier to clean, like tilt-to-clean double-hung styles and sliders that allow you to clean both interior and exterior surfaces from inside your home. Picture windows and other fixed styles don’t open so you’ll need to go outdoors to clean the exterior surface. If you want to avoid having to climb ladders or hire a professional cleaning service to keep those glass panels sparkling and smudge-free, make sure all upper floor windows are operable. But, even fixed windows should have factory applied coatings that minimize water spots when activated by direct sunlight. Also, look for frames that won’t require extensive maintenance to keep mold, mildew and rot from developing. Our patented Fibrex frame material won’t absorb moisture that causes these problems, and it won’t fade, flake or peel, even after years of direct sunlight or weather extremes, as the seasons change.
Which Replacement Windows to Buy if You’re Looking for Enhanced Indoor Comfort
Simply updating single-pane windows with double-pane insulated windows will improve indoor comfort because insulated glass helps you control heat transfer and reduce ambient neighborhood noises. But, you deserve the flexibility to do so much more than just make things a little better. For example, if you choose Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows, you’ll get a free standard window screen with every operable window. Standard screens allow you to open the windows without inviting in flying gnats and small animals. You can also upgrade to TruScene insect screens that can block even the tiniest pests – like those no-see-ums that swarm as the weather warms up. So whether you want to crack the window for some extra air to reduce condensation during the winter, or you want to take advantage of a cool spring breeze, you never have to worry about biting insects interrupting your sleep.
The window and glass type you choose and the window style can both influence your indoor comfort, too – both directly and indirectly. Here are three examples.
#1. Choosing awning windows, with their little built-in umbrella that prevents light rain from coming inside, even when open, means you can enjoy the smells and sounds of a gentle rain, and bring the fresh air inside.
#2, Casement windows are the most energy-efficient operable window style. This means you may not have to work your heating and air conditioning system so hard to maintain your preferred indoor temperature.
#3, Glass options allow you to control the amount of light that travels through the window, so you may be able to avoid blinding light that could interfere with television viewing or computer work.
Which Replacement Windows to Buy if You’re Looking for a More Attractive Appearance
Every home has a unique character and distinct architectural features. Whether you have a home that exudes charm or coziness, or you want a more dignified, traditional appearance, you need custom options that let you achieve your vision. When deciding which replacement windows to buy for your Long Island home, look for design options that allow you to choose an appropriate check rail to complement your home. You should be able to decide whether you want a standard grille pattern, a custom layout, or to leave your windows plain. And, a full palette of color choices allows you to choose different colors for the exterior and interior, if you want to. We don’t want our customers to settle for something that doesn’t fit their image of the perfect window, that why we offer:
- More than 48 color combinations and paintable interiors, and . . .
- Both wide profile and low profile replacement window styles, and . . .
- Fixed window options that include traditional square and rectangular shapes, as well as half-circles, arched windows, full-circles, triangles, and trapezoids, and . . .
- Two insect screen choices, and . . .
- Three grille placements – including removable interior grilles and between-the-glass grilles that make cleaning easier, and . . .
- Standard hardware and an exclusive line of specialty hardware to multiply your decorating choices, and . . .
- So much more.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Can Help You Decide Which Replacement Windows to Buy For Your Long Island Home
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- The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
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