Wondering what differentiates new construction and replacement windows from each other? Essentially, a new construction window, one installed during the building of a new home, is designed to be installed during the build-out. New construction windows are placed in the wall after the sheathing, but before exterior siding, brick or shingles. The construction crew builds out the “rough opening” for the specified window during the framing of the building and then the windows are fit into that opening and shimmed to fit in place. By necessity, these openings are “rough”.
Homeowners on Long Island planning to repaint their homes may well wonder if it is okay to paint their replacement windows to match. Depending on whom you ask, and the windows you have, the answer may be very different. Contractors and helpers at the hardware store will generally tell homeowners you can paint almost any surface, providing you do proper surface prep and buy the right type of paint for the frame material. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island strongly recommends you avoid painting Fibrex- framed replacement windows.
Designing replacement bay windows for your Long Island home is a fun project. There are a few flexible rules, however you have many custom options to expand your space, usher in more natural light and add a beautiful feature that most other replacement windows don’t offer. Here are a few Renewal by Andersen of Long Island recommendations to consider as you plan your bay window design.(more…)
Warmer weather in Long Island often means gathering around an outdoor patio, deck, fire pit or grill with friends and neighbors. Those of you who are considering installing replacement windows this year, may want to consider be updating side and rear entrance doors at the same time. Here are a few Renewal by Andersen of Long Island tips for giving your deck or patio a huge color lift while making your outdoor spaces more functional for guests and family alike.(more…)
Often, Long Island homeowners want to install a replacement window style that differs from the existing window style in their home. With replacement windows, there is plenty of flexibility in that area. Before deciding which Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window style is perfect for your home, take some time to consider how different styles impact functionality.(more…)