3 Tips to Keep your Long Island Home Bright & Cheerful Even in When it’s Nasty Outside
Most of us on Long Island haven’t given too much thought to cold weather yet – beyond scheduling the annual heating system check-up and pulling the heavy drapes out of the linen chest. Although you may have had to turn the heat on, for the most part, we’re still enjoying the cooler nights and milder daytime temperatures after a hot, sultry summer. But, the really cold weather will arrive sooner than you think.
The good news is that even cold, dreary weather outside doesn’t have to mean a dark, muffled atmosphere inside. If you’re dreading the winter blues, try these tips to let in the light – and brighten things up a bit.
Tip #1 Bathe your indoor spaces with light by installing energy-efficient replacement windows
If you are thinking about replacing your home’s aging, sagging windows to end annoying drafts and bone-chilling air leaks before winter hits, this is the time to get serious because it takes several weeks to custom-build your new windows.
It takes time to create perfectly crafted replacement windows because we never sell anything “off-the-shelf” like some of our competitors. While we don’t try to pressure you into buying our home improvement products, we do try to educate and inform our neighbors and friends about our commitment to building exceptional replacement windows that add value to their homes and enhance their lives.
- We encourage our customers to carefully consider how each window will affect the appearance and function of the family home, inside and out.
- Our window consultants precisely measure each existing window to guarantee a perfect fit on installation day.
- Product descriptions include more than just color, size and shape options. We also provide information about high-performance construction materials, energy-efficiency ratings from independent third-party organizations, and environmental impact details.
Whether you decide to install a large picture window with an expanded viewing area, a bay window for spectacular panoramic views and extra interior seating, or low-profile sliding patio doors, you can have confidence that this coming winter you won’t have to rely on heavy, dark draperies to keep the wind and cold temperatures at bay.
Tip #2 Forget about heavy brocade and window blankets – unless those options complement your interior décor
Since your new replacement windows will efficiently reduce heat and cold transfer, you won’t have to settle for functional, but unattractive, window treatment styles. Instead of heavy fabric you might opt for a stylish honeycomb light-filtering shade in one of this season’s warm fall or winter colors that allows some natural light to come in while giving you extra privacy.
Today’s popular cellular window treatments offer dozens of decorating choices, including:
- Child-safe cordless options.
- Light to heavy light filtering levels.
- Noise muffling features.
- Dozens of colors.
- And . . . top down bottom up designs that work very well with our double-hung windows that have operable upper and lower sash.
Tip #3 Brighten up your spaces with colors and textures
There are literally hundreds of window treatment options available from cellular and Roman shades to curtains made with lightweight fabrics and unique textiles. Your personal replacement window consultant can also help you explore color and texture options while you design your new windows, too.
Our patented Fibrex composite frames come in many popular colors so you are sure to find a color that will complement your home’s architecture and your decorating style. If you choose to order removable interior grilles, you can paint or stain the strips in light colors that will brighten up your spaces while complementing your existing upholstery and draperies.
It’s important to remember that even though we’re focusing on the colder weather now, we enjoy four distinct seasons on Long Island. We don’t sell seasonal replacement windows. That means before you choose glass options, you’ll want to talk to your window consultant about options that will work best for your home throughout the year based on your architecture, landscaping and the sun exposure of each window in each season.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows Chase Away the “Blustery Blues”
Winter is on the way and if you want to take advantage of the latest technological advancements and window designs, we’re here to help. Even though the weather outside may get dreary and damp, you and your family will be warm and cozy when you install replacement windows designed to virtually eliminate air and moisture infiltration.
What are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the box on this page to request more information. We’ll schedule a free, no-obligation in-home consultation and get you one step closer to banishing the blues – even before the weather really turns blustery.