5 Tips to Help You Avoid Mistakes When Measuring Windows
Proper measuring for window treatments for your new windows is almost as important as the measurements we take when calculating the site to build your new windows. Because a perfect-fit replacement window starts with precision measuring techniques in your Long Island home, a member of our team takes responsibility for measuring every window and patio door in your home. It’s not because we don’t think homeowners are smart enough to read a measuring tape. It’s because it’s not as easy as it looks and we guarantee the fit. Our factory builds replacement windows to within 1/16 of an inch of the opening left when we remove your existing windows. Accuracy is critical to completing the installation properly – something else Renewal by Andersen guarantees. A well-built, properly installed replacement window will perform exactly as designed, making your home more comfortable, more energy efficient and more secure than it was before you decided to upgrade. Continue reading How To Measure Long Island Homes for Window Treatments
Deciding whether you want to install a hinged door for your deck or a sliding door for your patio often comes down to how much space you have. Sliding replacement patio doors don’t require any floor space to open and close, so you don’t have to worry about furniture placement indoors or out. French-style swing replacement patio doors on the other hand may limit your options, but they do offer some stylistic differences that some homeowners prefer – like a sill instead of the sliding door track that could pose a tripping hazard for guests and family members. To help you decide which patio door is best for your Long Island home, our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island design team came up with a few pros and cons of each style. Continue reading How To Pick a Replacement Patio Door For Your Long Island Home?
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.
Windows are an essential part of your Long Island home. When designing a home, proper window placement adds to the ambiance and sets the interior environment. Likewise, selecting the right replacement windows for your Long Island home can determine whether your interior spaces are bright and cheerful, or drab and dull. Too much light can cause glare and interfere with television viewing, too little means your plants struggle to survive and you need artificial lighting to chase away those depressing shadows, even during the middle of the day. Continue reading Think Like an Architect when Planning Replacement Windows
Long Island homeowners replace their home’s windows for many reasons. The top 3 are enhancing the curb appeal, increasing the resale value and reducing heating and air conditioning costs. Before you head to the showroom to compare replacement window styles and prices, nail down your goals. Replacing windows isn’t something to take lightly. Your decision has long-term benefits, so you really need to do some research. If you aren’t sure what you expect from your new windows, you’ll never be able to choose the “right” style for you. To help you get started, the Renewal by Andersen team put together this list that shows why some styles are better than others in certain situations. Continue reading Which Replacement Windows to Buy Depends on Your Goals