Time to Replace Your Builder Grade Windows?

Time to Replace Your Builder Grade Windows?

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.

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Do Your Dual Pane Windows Have a Broken Seal?

Do Your Dual Pane Windows Have a Broken Seal?

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.

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4 Surprising Benefits of Sliding Windows

4 Surprising Benefits of Sliding Windows

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.

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4 Great Benefits of Black Window Frames for NY Homeowners

4 Great Benefits of Black Window Frames for NY Homeowners

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.

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What You Need to Know About Low-E Glass

What You Need to Know About Low-E Glass

When you go shopping for new windows, you’ll hear a lot about the different types of window glass available. While single pane windows used to be the standard, in recent years, the energy saving benefits of insulated dual pane windows gained in popularity and eventually took over and became the standard glass used in home windows. Few homes on Long Island, NY are built with single pane windows today.

Now, low-e glass is a term that has been gaining in popularity in the window industry. But what is Low-e glass and how can it benefit you?

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Why You Don’t Cut Corners with Replacement Windows

Why You Don’t Cut Corners with Replacement Windows

Your home is likely your largest and most important investment and your home’s windows are a critical part of that investment’s structure, functionality and therefore, value. Good windows can improve your home’s value and make your home more attractive, while sub-par window products can cause years of maintenance headaches and reduce your home’s value. At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we’ve replaced hundreds of inferior replacement windows that were only a few years old. When you replacement the windows in your home, you really can’t afford to cut corners. It could cost you real money on your largest investment. Here’s what you need to know.

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