If you’ve recently purchased or built a home and didn’t upgrade your windows, you probably have “builder grade” windows. While these windows do the job, at least at first, and are practical for homeowners on a budget, they rarely meet the needs of homeowners long-term. If your home has builder grade windows, here’s what you need to know about the problems that can arise with them and how replacement windows can really improve your home and your life.
Dual pane windows have two panes of glass and a space in between. That space is filled with air or gas, depending on the windows to provide additional insulating value. The glass in the windows is sealed to keep the air or gas in and to prevent dirt, debris and moisture from invading that space.
Unfortunately, window seals don’t last forever. Manufacturers use different materials to bind the glass to the spacer and create a seal and some are better and last longer than others. When the seal around the glass is in your window is compromised, knowing the signs will help you decide when it’s time to get your windows repaired or replaced. Below are three signs that the seal around your dual pane windows has been broken. Here’s what to know.
Window replacement means making choices – including which type of windows to install in your home. Many homeowners simply elect to install the same type of windows that had been in their home previously, and this is often a solid idea, but you can also be adventurous and consider new window styles to bring a new look and functionality to your home.
Sliding windows are a popular style to consider for your upcoming window replacement project. These modern, attractive windows have many benefits. Here’s what to know about sliding windows for your upcoming home improvement project.
When you purchase replacement windows for your Long Island, NY home, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is to decide what color to choose for your window frames. You don’t have to choose only plain boring white like everybody else. Window frames from Renewal by Andersen come in many colors, including a striking, rich black. The color of your window frames can dramatically impact the appearance of your home, including its curb appeal from outside and your décor on the inside.
Black has become a popular window frame color for good reason – it creates a high-contrast look, coordinates well with other colors and overall can add value to the right kind of home. Below, we’ve listed the reasons to consider black for your home’s replacement windows.
Patio doors tend to get a lot of use, particularly in spring, summer and fall. If your patio door is your back door, it may even get a lot of use in winter too. Between your children, your spouse, and your pets needing to go outdoors throughout the day, patio doors are often opened and closed many times every day of the year. Years of wear and tear can age lesser quality patio doors prematurely, so it pays to ensure you install high quality doors from a reputable dealer and installer to ensure your patio doors operate smoothly for years to come.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island patio doors are designed to be used for 20 years or more, and they’re backed by one of the best warranties in the industry. If you’re researching the purchase of patio doors for your home, look for these qualities before making a purchase.