They say that windows can last for decades, but some replacement windows last much longer than others. There are many factors that affect window durability and longevity. Knowing those factors and what to look for in your replacement windows can save you money and time by ensuring that the products you install will last as long as possible.

Factors Affecting Window Durability and Longevity

When you’re trying to choose a window dealer and installer for your upcoming window replacement, compare the quality of work, materials used and installation practices of each company you’re thinking about hiring. This will go a long way to helping you determine which windows will last the longest.

Replacement Window Quality

The quality of your replacement windows can dramatically impact their durability. Not sure how to measure quality? Look for window replacement companies that have been in business for many years, have won awards for their quality products, and enjoy a reputation for outstanding window installation.

Replacement Window Materials

Some window materials last longer than others. For example, vinyl windows can be prone to sagging and can warp over time, which can dramatically shorten their service life. Wood windows, meanwhile, can rot or be vulnerable to the elements if they’re not regularly painted or stained.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows are made from an incredibly long-lasting composite material called Fibrex. Fibrex is made from wood pulp and resin, which combines to create a frame that won’t sag and never needs to be refinished.

Replacement Window Installation

Installation is a critical part of any window replacement. It’s best if you can hire a window dealer that also installs their own window products, rather than hiring a third party installer to install windows you’ve purchased. Hiring a window dealer and installer that is all one entity can help ensure that your installer will have proper expertise to avoid workmanship and installation-related problems. You also never have to worry about warranty issues where the manufacturer says it’s the installer’s issue and vice versa.

Replacement Window Warranty

Another good way to determine how long your windows will last after they’re installed is to read the warranty. The longer the warranty lasts, the more confidence you can assume the window dealer and installer have in the product. Look for a window warranty that covers product defects and installation. Shop around for a window warranty that lasts as long as possible, and is transferrable to other homeowners, should you decide to sell your home.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Windows Are Designed to Last

At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we’ve designed our windows to last. Our Fibrex window frame materials and energy efficient glass is designed to be an asset in your home for decades to come. We have the best warranty in the business and we install all our own windows – which means you can count on them to be installed right the first time. To find out more about window installation, use the toll-free number 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page.



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