Renewal by Andersen of Long Island understands that custom-built home windows aren’t a modern concept. In fact, before the founder of our parent company, Hans Andersen, designed an economical system to build and deliver standard window parts to retailers, most home windows were custom-built for each home.
At the turn of the 20th century, standardization was innovatory. Today, as scientists explore avant-garde solutions to better serve consumers and responsibly approach natural resource management, the Andersen Corporation and our local Renewal by Andersen team continue to set high benchmarks for the window industry.
Engineering processes have evolved significantly over the centuries. In the Roman-era, manufacturing glass window panes was remarkably advanced considering the technology and tools available. Of course, determining exactly what kind of technology glass producers used is difficult, since many records and equipment disappeared during the Dark Ages.
If you’re interested in learning more about the evolutionary window process, this article has details about crown glass, stained glass in European cathedrals and periods where homeowners used parchment and animals hides to limit air and moisture infiltration.
Fortunately, we live in an age where window glass options aren’t limited to the elite and it’s no longer so expensive to install windows that Long Island homeowners don’t have to remove and store their panels when they’ll be away from their homes for an extended time.
Modern Day Window Options for Homeowners
Forerunners to modern windows often didn’t include glazing. In centuries past, only a few people could afford to install glass in every window. Instead, they relied on shutters and animal hides to block wind and moisture in less important rooms.
Modernizing your home today is easier and less expensive than at any other time in history. Today, Renewal by Andersen ENERGY STAR certified glass windows are affordable and uniquely designed for maximum energy management. And, manufacturing processes provide greater options beyond curbing your carbon footprint. For example, our energy efficient window options weigh far less than leaded glass of the Victorian era, enabling window styles that allow you to remove individual sashes for easy cleaning.
In 2009, Andersen introduced High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™, giving Long Island homeowners more options to control heat transfer and UV light infiltration. Along with SmartSun™ technology, you can also choose beautiful patterned glass panels and heat tempered solutions for areas where a stronger glass would provide more security or protection from the elements.
Andersen Corporation was also the first to commonly introduce insulated glass (1952), Low-emissivity glass (1983) and Low-E4 Glass (2006). Among the most impactful innovations are the introduction of mass-produced double-pane windows in the 1960s and the development of the Fibrex composite window frame material, which dramatically reduced landfill waste while improving window performance, durability and longevity.
Modernizing: It’s About More Than Glass
Modern replacement windows expand your choices. Our full portfolio of design features allow you to personally select color combinations, operational hardware, hinges and locks, insect screens and safety accessories based on your architecture and your environmental surroundings. We’re committed to continually exploring innovative solutions that improve customer experiences and product performance. Today, delivering high-quality, energy efficient home solutions is our main focus, but we remember our history, and our scientists and development partners will continue to consider possibilities.
Some day, your windows may capture natural sunlight and convert that energy into usable power to light your home. Solar innovators are already testing applications for this technology in a few labs, under tightly controlled circumstances. You can be confident, if we see an opportunity to improve performance and economy for our customers, we’ll likely be among the first companies to make that technology available to new and replacement window shoppers.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows and Patio Doors: Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
For the past two decades, our design team has focused on helping our Long Island friends and neighbors upgrade their homes through replacement window solutions. Our history of enabling homeowners to better manage their finances and their environment continues today.
Our commitment to service begins with product conception and continues throughout the life cycle of Renewal by Andersen replacement products for your home. If you’re ready to upgrade your Long Island home, give us a call. The quickest way to reach a design consultant is to call our toll-free number: 1-877-313-9052. If you’d prefer, you can also fill in the short form on this page and we’ll be in touch shortly. Schedule your free, in-home consultation today.