When you’re replacing the windows in your Long Island home, you’re going to have more options to choose from and decisions to make than you might have expected. The good news? Today’s windows offer the perfect balance between style and functionality for just about any homeowner, on just about any budget!
During the replacement window design phase you’ll be making decisions that affect everything from decorating schemes to energy-efficiency performance. If you’ve already schedule a no-obligation, in home consultation, here’s a breakdown of some of the things you’ll want to think about, so you have a list of questions to ask when your replacement window consultant arrives for your home inspection.
Replacement Window Styles
Style is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of home renovations, and it might be the sole purpose of replacing your windows in the first place. No matter your motivation for upgrading your old windows, you’ll want to make sure your replacement windows fit your home’s style as well as your personality.
Exterior Window Colors
First, you’ll want to choose an exterior color that complements your home’s curb appeal. You’re not stuck with plain white anymore. Replacement windows can make a bigger difference in your home’s appearance than you might think, so take the time to choose from one of Renewal by Andersen’s seven exterior color options to make sure you choose something that you’re going to love and matches your home.
Apart from color, grille placement and design is the single biggest influencer in your windows’ final look and style. Grilles add authenticity to period-specific homes, create a unique atmosphere both inside and out, and can lend a contemporary or classic feel to any home. You’ll have to decide whether to match the grille layout of your existing windows or to update with something a new and different.
Interior Colors and Window Hardware
You’ll have the option of choosing from pre-finished interior colors or a paintable/stainable interior finish. Customizing “unfinished” interiors allows you to complement your existing decor, whether you’re looking for a certain shade of azure blue or just the right cherry stain to complement your built-ins.
Hardware also makes a big difference in your final interior window style. Color-matching hardware comes standard with each Renewal by Andersen window, but you can also upgrade to Estate Collection options, which include finishes like Antique Brass and Oiled Nickel.
Energy Efficiency & Maintenance of Your New Windows
Energy efficiency means keeping your home up-to-date and as low-maintenance as possible to save on utility bills – and, just as importantly, on time. Carefully chosen framing materials and glazing selections give you myriad options to improve energy-efficiency and reduce the amount of time you must spend on maintenance and cleaning.
Replacement Window ENERGY STAR Ratings
If you’ve always thought of ENERGY STAR Ratings as applicable only to big household appliances, you’re in for a surprise. Renewal by Andersen windows meet or exceed Energy Star ratings. As a matter of fact, Renewal by Andersen was the first window manufacturer to be named an Energy Star Window Partner of the Year in 1999. Just as a side note, our vertical sliding windows made the coveted 2015 ENERGY STAR list of leading edge, most energy-efficient products.
Glass Options for Your Long Island Replacement Windows
The glass you choose makes a big impact on your home’s energy efficiency, but glazing selections also helps you get better control over the interior temperature, indoor light levels and privacy. Sun Glass is coated to provide maximum protection from solar heat. Standard Renewal by Andersen windows include Low-E4 glass to help reduce thermal transfer, for efficiency 56 percent better than conventional window glazing options. SmartSun glass also filters out harmful UV rays, to help keep your interior fabrics and colors from fading during hot, bright Long Island summers.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Window Design Features Give You More Options and More Ways to Save Time, Money and Energy
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to designing best-fit, custom-built replacement windows and patio doors for your Long Island home. We hope you have a better idea of how framing material, glazing options and decorative elements will impact the overall atmosphere and comfort in your home. If you still have a few questions, we’ll cover everything in depth when we get together. If you haven’t scheduled a no-obligation home consultation to find out how Renewal by Andersen home improvement products can help you update your Long Island home, we invite you to call us toll-free at 877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on this page for more information.
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