Live a Healthier Lifestyle with Replacement Windows

Live a Healthier Lifestyle with Replacement Windows

Many people decide to upgrade their Long Island home with modern replacement windows because the enhanced energy-efficiency can save them money every month on their heating and cooling bills. Some people make the decision to change their windows to improve their home’s curb appeal or boost its resale value. But, did you know that installing Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s Energy Star certified replacement windows are actually good for your health?

It’s true, retiring aging home windows can help your family enjoy a healthier lifestyle and improve your home’s attractiveness and energy efficiency.

The secret to living a healthier lifestyle may start with discovering the myriad ways that illuminating your indoor spaces properly supports health and vitality.

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Which Replacement Window Banishes Condensation?

Which Replacement Window Banishes Condensation?

Our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island team hears lots of questions about the diverse advantages of each window style or type. Which replacement window has the highest energy efficiency rating? Which style is the best for capturing a pleasant breeze? Which type lasts longest? Recently, a customer asked which replacement window style he should buy if he wanted to make sure he NEVER had to see condensation on the panes again when he pulled back the drapes.

Based on that conversation, we decided this would be a great time to talk about what condensation is and ways you can control it.

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Update Old Windows with Casement Replacement Windows

Update Old Windows with Casement Replacement Windows

In 2017, the United States reached a milestone. Although there wasn’t a great deal of fanfare and media attention at the time, our nation reached a remarkable benchmark on the quest to a higher level of environmental stewardship and energy conservation. The achievement? Close to 60% of US homes were furnished with insulated windows as single-pane versions were removed and replacement windows installed or new construction followed stricter energy efficiency regulations. The Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team is proud to have been part of this shift toward better sustainability practices, and we continue to help our friends and neighbors update their homes, condos, office buildings and other structures with modern energy efficient windows every day.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading an older home, here are a few reasons we think casement replacement windows deserve your consideration.

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Transform Your View from Foggy to Fantastic

Transform Your View from Foggy to Fantastic

Have you ever seriously thought about what life would be like living on Long Island without modern windows? Most homes in our neighborhoods have a perfect view of the world through their window glass. You can crack a window to get a little fresh air, or open all your windows to flush out stale air after a long period of keeping them all closed to control the temperature. And, while replacement windows do come with patterned glass or opaque glazing, you don’t have to shield your view like our ancestors who had to live with old technology struggling with heavy glass that was barely functional and unaffordable.

Here’s a quick look at some ways today’s Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows help our friends and neighbors transform their view.

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3 Tips for Buying Replacement Windows the Smart Way

3 Tips for Buying Replacement Windows the Smart Way

Modern replacement windows have better energy-efficiency features and more optional accessories than they did just a couple of decades ago. Trading up from aging wood or vinyl windows that are falling apart and looking really bad may be an enticing idea.

Sadly, some Long Islanders make mistakes when buying big ticket items. Some pay for features they don’t need, while others jump on the cheapest option, hoping they can make do, until they can afford to move into a bigger, nicer home down the road.

You don’t have to worry about making costly mistakes. Here’s how to buy replacement windows without getting in over your head, or going so far in debt you’ll never climb your way out.

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Recycle Your Old Windows Into New Treasures

Recycle Your Old Windows Into New Treasures

As part of Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s Signature Service we take care of disposing of or recycling the home windows we replace because we love to do our part to protect the environment. For those of you with the DIY gene that love to take old things and turn them into new treasures, we thought you might like some ideas about how to use your old, wood windows when the replacement windows arrive.

Here are five ideas that are perfect for repurposing wood windows and most will work equally well with or without glass. Just one safety note: before re-using your old windows, make sure they don’t include lead paint, which can be hazardous to your health.

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