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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4 Summer Window Care Tips for Long Island, NY

4 Summer Window Care Tips for Long Island, NY

Summer is a time when many homeowners make repairs to their house, including to their windows. Older windows often need regular repairs in order to maintain their energy efficiency and functionality and summer is the perfect time to handle these chores.

If you’re one of the many Long Island homeowners with older windows, these summer window care tips can help you make the necessary repairs to keep your windows in serviceable condition. 

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Lower Your Energy Bills: Inspect & Fix Window Air Leaks

Lower Your Energy Bills: Inspect & Fix Window Air Leaks

As a homeowner on Long Island, NY, you should know that window air leaks can lead to discomfort at home, increased utility costs and overall general frustration with your home. Many Long Island homes with older windows have air leaks, but there is something that can be done about this problem. Inspecting for air leaks and then performing basic repairs can help.

Homeowners with older windows often struggle with air leaks around and between the sashes of the windows. If you own an older house and have older windows, you may have noticed that upi have this problem yourself, or your windows may be secretly throwing your energy dollar out the window a little at a time. Knowing how to inspect for air leaks around your windows and then performing basic maintenance can help keep these problems at bay and lower your energy bills year-round.

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Why Dual Pane Windows Are Superior

Why Dual Pane Windows Are Superior

Not so long ago, single pane windows were the standard product installed in all homes. Today, the best windows are made with dual pane windows and have become the industry standard. That said, perhaps you are not aware of how dual pane windows “work”, and how dual pane windows can benefit you and your home.

When you shop for windows with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, all the windows in our extensive collection are dual pane, insulated, Low-e windows. This article will go over the benefits of dual pane glass, and why windows made with it are the most popular window type for homes on Long Island, NY.

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Benefits of Double Hung Windows in Long Island, NY Homes

Benefits of Double Hung Windows in Long Island, NY Homes

Fibrex is Renewal by Andersen’s proprietary composite material used for stronger, more efficient, low maintenance window frames. Made from wood pulp and resin, Fibrex is used in every window made by Renewal by Andersen. If you’re unfamiliar with Fibrex and Renewal by Andersen products, knowing the benefits of this material can help you decide if Renewal by Andersen of Long Island is the right replacement window dealer and installer for your window replacement.

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