We know you want replacement windows and patio doors for your Long Island home that perform as well as they look. You want home improvement products that, well, improve your home environment. When you have small children and indoor pets, you probably want to learn ways to simplify your cleaning and maintenance chores too.
Whether you’re chasing after a two-year old toddler or constantly picking up after an energetic pet, parenting is a full-time job. Your best strategy to keep from running yourself ragged is to simplify everything you can.
We can’t help with everything, but we can simplify your cleaning routines. All Renewal by Andersen of Long Island high-performance, high-efficiency replacement windows are easy to clean and most require no annual repair and little maintenance aside from occasional cleaning.
Along with choosing products designed to make cleaning and maintenance easier, designing your windows and doors based on your family’s lifestyle will help you simplify your life so you have more time (and maybe more energy) to spend with your family.
Here are three important tips we think every parent – and pet owner – should keep in mind when designing and dressing your windows.
#1 Coming & Going with Ease and Peace of Mind
Your pets’ safety and comfort are important to us, too. Along with helping you decide the best option for your independent cat or dog, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island will help you compare window guards and latches designed to limit how wide a window can open. This lets your pets enjoy a refreshing breeze, without putting them at risk for escaping or falling through an open window while unattended. Window guards that restrict the opening to four inches or less are recommended for homes with small children, too.
We never recommend that our customers install a pet door that requires cutting the glass panel, frame or any construction materials after installation – this could void your warranty and diminish the structural integrity and overall performance of your window unit. While our replacement windows and patio doors are guaranteed to eliminate drafts and moisture infiltration, unless you have a pet door with a superior sealing system, you won’t realize the maximum energy-efficiency potential in your home.
#2 Discouraging Uninvited Guest from Sneaking In
If you like to open your windows when the weather is nice, you probably know that biting insects like mosquitos and gnats take every open window as a personal invitation to come inside.
Many pet owners don’t realize that fleas don’t die when the weather turns cold. If you haven’t already installed insect screens, fall is an excellent time to take that step. If you find yourself treating your home and pets for fleas, don’t forget your curtains. Dust, pet dander and creases often provide an inviting environment for fleas. When you treat pet bedding to rid your home of fleas, wash your curtains. If you don’t have washable window treatments, follow manufacturers’ directions; then, treat surfaces with a flea repellent that kills eggs, larvae and adult insects.
#3 Keeping it Simple with Common Sense Decisions
When you have small children and indoor pets, simplicity makes life less stressful.
Keep these tips in mind as you choose new window treatments for your Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors.
- Fabric or construction materials should be washable and stain resistant.
- Avoid foam backing that could choke animals still in the chewing stage and small children who naturally put everything in their mouths.
- If outdoor noises keep your pets – or your light sleepers – awake at night, consider noise reduction draperies that can block as much as 40 percent of neighborhood noises from entering through your windows. Your neighbors will thank you if Fido or Fifi tends to bark at any nocturnal sounds. And, your family will probably get a better night’s sleep, too.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island: Helping Customers Simplify Their Lives With Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows and Patio Doors.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window company has lots of tips for parents and pet owners to help you simplify your life. We invite you to start designing your replacement windows and patio doors today. Just fill in the form on this page, or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052.