As the first month of the new year nears an end, most of our Long Island neighbors have finished mailing out their thank-you notes for Christmas presents and the holiday decorations are packed away. Some of you may be thinking ahead this week, planning that special St. Valentine’s get-away or already checking your work schedule to see if you can take some vacation time to visit family off the Island this year. Just four weeks into winter some of you may be wishing you had updated your windows and doors last fall so you don’t have to keep stuffing the draft dodgers back in place every time someone comes in or goes out.
Are You Tired Of Drafty Corners?
If your heating bills are already higher than you would like and your family is constantly checking the thermostat, 2016 may be the year to finally invest in new Energy Star certified windows and patio doors that block air and moisture from infiltrating your home and prevent warm air from sneaking in at an alarming rate. New windows and patio doors, especially if your existing windows are single-pane styles or they have significant structural damage, can make a dramatic difference in the interior comfort level for you and your family. And, you could see a 10 to 15 percent reduction in utility bills. Right now, comfort is probably the most important factor driving your interest in upgrading your Long Island home, but have you thought about the other advantages of installing new windows or patio doors? Benefits like transforming your curb appeal with a stunning focal point and increased security are worth considering.
How Do Modern Replacement Windows & Patio Doors Enhance Security & Comfort?
Patio doors aren’t just for egress to the backyard deck. If you’re are looking for a way to add some light to an otherwise drab entry-way, French-style, hinged doors may be the perfect solution for your renovation. Since hinged doors are primarily glass, adding either swing-in or swing-out French doors provides a beautiful solution that lets in a lot more light than traditional wood or metal doors. And, they provide more design flexibility than sliding patio doors. In the past, many people worried that patio doors weren’t as secure as traditional exterior doors. Modern technology and innovative manufacturing processes have dramatically reduced safety concerns. Today, you’ll find built-in features like multi-point locking systems and sturdier frame materials that increase security against would be intruders. These advances in door design mean it is possible to create stunning, eye-catching entry doors with full confidence your home is protected.
Transforming Your Curb Appeal with Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
While you are considering whether to choose a frame width and color that complements the other architectural features of your Long Island home or you want design elements that meld into the existing appearance, you should also consider whether you want to block harmful UV rays from damaging your library collection on the other side of your new replacement windows and doors or you’re more interested in reducing the amount of natural sunlight that flows inside.
Another important consideration is your landscaping. You can leverage flowering plants and shrubs near your entrances to create visual interest. Our climate on Long Island allows homeowners like you to mix and match low-maintenance plants with varied heights, dimensions and colors to enhance your curb appeal, showcasing their entrance throughout the seasons. Plus, you can use landscaping, as well as patterned glass in sidelights and transoms, to increase privacy.
Have You Considered Natural and Artificial Lighting Influences?
Outdoor illumination incorporated in the landscaping is an excellent way to dramatically transform your nighttime curb appeal. Adding solar light sticks or low-profile pods along walkways leading to your entrance not only creates an intriguing image, but safely guides visitors to the front door. Outdoor lights strategically placed in nearby beds can be used to draw attention to your well-manicured lawn or your primary focal point, possibly your entrance or another unique architectural feature. Indoor lighting can also be used to backlight your new doors. And, everyone knows that rooms just look more beautiful bathed in natural sunlight. More glass, means more natural light during daylight hours.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island: Transformational Upgrades for Your Home
If you’re tired of dealing with cold spots and drafty corners and you want to reduce your heating bills, let Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors help you take care of those issues. Our beautiful, high-performance replacement windows and patio doors are custom built to your exacting specification so you can rest assured you’ll get the benefits you need and the design features you want. Need help figuring out how to leverage natural and artificial lighting, landscaping and new patio doors to transform your curb appeal? We can help. Fill in the short form on this page or give us a call today at 1-877-313-9052 to arrange a free in-home consultation.
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