Innovation Shapes Modern Replacement Windows on Long Island

Today, most of us on Long Island don’t give a second thought to our windows unless we have a problem with them like a broken pane or bad drafts. But high-quality home windows haven’t always been around – and modern replacement windows have only been on the scene for a few decades. The last 50 or so years have seen some remarkable changes in window technology and design that totally transformed the way we see the world from both sides of the glass. Renewal by Andersen continues to look for innovative solutions that improve energy-efficiency and performance by building on the lessons learned in the past and exploring possibilities for the future. Here is a look back at some of the innovative designs, framing materials and manufacturing processes from the past that make modern replacement windows more than just fixtures that protect us from the raging wind and scorching sun.

The 1950s Gave Us Both Insulating & Float Glass Windows

Introducing Clear, Coated and Tinted Window Glazing Options

Alastair Pilkington, who worked for Pilkington Brothers in the United Kingdom, is credited with the breakthrough that we call float glass. His process involved pouring molten glass over tin, also heated to extreme temperatures. This made it possible to produce larger, more uniform sheets of level glass. Without this innovative solution, we wouldn’t enjoy some of the factory applied technology that blocks UV rays and reduces the amount of light that passes through the window panes. Virtually all home windows today are constructed with high-quality float glass as the foundation. We’re sure that Mr. Pilkington, who passed away in 1995, would be proud to know his innovation continues to give Long Island residents more solutions to enhance our daily lives.

Insulating Indoor Spaces from Wind, Rain & Snow

Although the original patent for insulated glass was issued the same year that General Joseph E. Johnson surrendered to General Sherman at Durham Station, effectively ending the Civil War, (circa 1865), insulated glass didn’t become widely available until the post WWII era. The 1960s saw about half of all home’s using insulated glazing. Four decades later, some 90 percent of all homes were furnished with insulated glass, most using steel or rubber spacers between the panes. Today, low-E glass, modern spacers affixed to the panes and argon gas filling deliver superior insulating properties that reduce sound and heat transfer effectively.

Saying Farewell to Wood Windows as the Standard in Replacement Windows

Vinyl was a popular, “new” window component for replacement windows in the mid-sixties, and later in new-home construction near the end of the 1980s. Vinyl seemed like the greatest thing since sliced bread, but the light-weight, low-maintenance material wasn’t as strong as wood or metal and proved to be “to flimsy” to support the weight of glass, especially in larger windows. Andersen Windows, our parent company, came up with a solution that incorporated the low-maintenance vinyl surface with a strong wood interior. Perma-Shield vinyl clad windows are still popular today. The introduction of Fibrex (1992) as a home window construction component, started a new era. Andersen’s initial use of the new material was to strengthen subsills in hinged doors. A few years later, the company started using Fibrex in some of their double-hung windows, giving homeowners an option that was designed to stay beautiful for decades, without sagging, pitting, rotting or failing due to weather elements.

Customizing Replacement Windows in the 21st Century

Today, along with energy-efficient glass, frames that never need resurfacing and insulated glass units that improve indoor climate control, you can also customize your new windows in dozens of ways. You don’t have to always replace your existing windows with square and rectangular standards. You have options to replace a “boring box” with a geometric shape that adds a bit of visual texture, or choose an easy-to-clean tilt-in double-hung window so you don’t have to waste time going back and forth to clean both sides of the glass. Exclusive hardware finishes allow Long Island homeowners to add subtle details that give their windows an elegant look or simply melt into the overall window appearance without drawing special attention. Window performance has improved dramatically over the past few decades, too. And, now replacement windows look beautiful while keeping unwanted insects outdoors and blocking ambient sounds from the neighborhood. Since every window is built to your exacting specification, you decide how you want your windows to look, and whether you want to capture all the natural light available or reduce the light levels in certain rooms. There has never been a better time in the history of windows than today to design the perfect windows for your home.

Call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island to Schedule a Private Window Consultation

Ready to find out how modern replacement windows can improve the value and comfort of your Long Island home? Just take a minute to fill in the short form on this page to request a brochure or call us toll-free to schedule an in-home consultation with a window specialist. Dial 1-877-313-9052 now.

Download our Free Guide to Long Island Replacement Windows

Long Island Replacement Windows eBook

Learn Everything You Need to Know BEFORE Buying Replacement Windows Click Here to Download Now!

LEARN …
  • The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
  • The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
  • How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
  • The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
  • What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!
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Renewal by Andersen of Long Island: More than Just Windows & Doors

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Most Long Island homeowners will only purchase replacement windows and patio doors once in their lifetime. For some, it can be a something they have to do, and not something they want to do, because their existing windows are in such poor shapes, damaged beyond remediation from age, weather or other events. With Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, our professional window specialist walk you through every step along the journey, so you’re sure to get the right windows for your home. We do this because your custom-built windows will be with you for as long as you live in your home, and we want the decisions you make during the process to bring you joy and not stress or regret.

Because this may be the only time you go through a project like this, we want you to know what you can expect from beginning to end. Here are the benefits of working with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island during your renovation project.

Meet the People Behind the Product

Professional replacement window and patio door consultants undergo comprehensive training before they meet with you to start the design phase of replacement windows for your home. This ensures you gain access to all the information you need to design new windows that work well for you and your family.

Our installation experts are fully-trained and bring the skills and knowledge to make sure that whether you choose traditional rectangular and square windows, or you want to add geometric shapes and unique configurations, the crew is prepared to install your replacement windows according to manufacturing specifications to ensure the best performance. They even clean up after the job is complete, so there is no evidence any construction occurred on your property. And, they remove any debris along with your old windows, so you have nothing to do except enjoy the new view.

One-Stop Fulfillment: Renewal by Andersen of Long Island from Start to Finish

We guarantee your replacement windows and patio doors, the installation and all the individual components because we “own” the manufacturing process, as well as the installation. This means we walk you through the design process as you choose glass options, frame widths, grille patterns, hardware and color choices. We even talk to you about the differences between standard insect screens and TruScene screens with mesh that prevents even the tiniest insects from breaching your barriers. For Long Island homeowners, this means you have one point of contact from the moment you contact us to schedule an in- home consultation, throughout the design, ordering and installation processes. And should a problem ever arise, we’ll be there to help you file a warranty claim, too.

Our Promise of an Extraordinary Product

Because we are involved in the design and manufacturing processes, you can be confident you are buying an exclusive product, not just another off-the-shelf version on the home window market at the big-box stores. Our scientists developed the Fibrex material used in our frames, which delivers superior insulating properties and long-lasting beauty. Skilled craftsmen in the factory build custom grilles to complement your window choices and architectural features. And, all four of our unique glazing options give you the freedom to customize every window based on the surroundings and specific functionality you need and want.

What You Should Always Expect From Renewal by Andersen of Long Island

We’ve worked hard to build a reputation on Long Island and in the industry as a trustworthy, dependable replacement window dealer. Our friends and neighbors have come to expect exceptional products and service from our team. Whether you have decided now is the time to update your home, or you still have questions about the products and processes, call 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a personal consultation. You can also fill in the short form on this page and tell us the best phone number to reach you and the most convenient time to call.

Download our Free Guide to Long Island Replacement Windows

Long Island Replacement Windows eBook

Learn Everything You Need to Know BEFORE Buying Replacement Windows

Click Here to Download Now!

LEARN …
  • The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
  • The Different Kinds of Frame Materials and What That Means to Your Windows’ Performance and Longevity!
  • How the Right Glass Can Save You Money on Your Heating & Cooling Bills!
  • The Critical Role Proper Installation Plays in the Performance, Durability and Warranty of Your New Replacement Windows!
  • What Features and Options are Important to You and What Role They Play in Your Ultimate Satisfaction Today, and for as Long As You Live in Your Home!
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9 Tips to Perfect Replacement Windows for Your Long Island Home

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Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors are crafted to ensure maximum performance throughout the years you occupy your home. And, while we guarantee the fixtures won’t lose their ability to block air and moisture leaks, designing home windows and patio doors to fit your needs is crucial for satisfaction after the installation. Below are nine tips to help you design your new fixtures like a pro – and make sure our factory builds them exactly the way you wanted. Continue reading 9 Tips to Perfect Replacement Windows for Your Long Island Home

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7 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Fund a Replacement Window Project – & Improve Your Financial Health  

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to update your Long Island home’s windows with high-performance, energy-efficient replacement windows, you may be wondering how to fund the project. While we are confident Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and patio doors will add value and comfort to your home, we understand sometimes homeowners need to prepare financially for the investment. Here are seven tips to help you “find” the money, and improve your overall financial health in the process. Continue reading 7 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Fund a Replacement Window Project – & Improve Your Financial Health  

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Thank You to Our Loyal Long Island Replacement Window Customers

Long Island Windows and Doors Thank You

As 2016 winds to a close, we want to thank you for our continued success in the replacement window and patio door market. 2016 was an amazing year for the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team. Over the past 12 months, many of our friends and neighbors allowed us to update their home with modern, energy-efficient replacement windows and patio doors. We had the opportunity to talk to past customers who are thinking of adding new windows to homes they have bought recently. Some came back to us to finish a staged upgrade. As the year comes to a close, we’d like to say “Thank You” to everyone who trusted us to help them with their home improvement projects. Continue reading Thank You to Our Loyal Long Island Replacement Window Customers

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