Long Island Replacement Windows QuestionsIf you’ve been putting off replacing the aging, single-pane windows in your Long Island home because you think replacement windows will detract from its overall appearance, we’ve got good news. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island home improvement products are not the typical, clunky plastic replacement windows you see in many homes. You don’t have to settle for functionality OR beauty — you can have both. We offer our Long Island customers a broad array of color choices and styles that beautify your home and help you frame your view with energy-efficient frames that improve energy-efficiency.

The key to designing windows that don’t stick out like a sore thumb, shouting “I just bought replacement windows,” is to ask the right questions. Here are three important questions every homeowner should ask their replacement window dealer before making decisions about which home improvement products are right for their home.

1. What type of window or patio door is best for my Long Island home?

Many factors go into the window style selection. One key factor to consider is what fixed and movable elements are near your windows. Think landscaping, furniture, and patios or decks.

Long Island Replacement Window Styles

Double- and single-hung windows slide vertically, remaining flush with your walls so they never interfere with exterior or interior traffic patterns.

Casements and awning windows open outward, providing exceptional ventilation opportunities, but may also interfere with external traffic patterns if placed near sidewalks.

Hoppers are hinged at the bottom and pull inward so they work very well placed higher on the wall when you want to avoid blocking sidewalks and limiting furniture placement.

Sliders, like double-hung windows, remain flush with the wall and feature at least two sash. Configuration options allow you to open both the left and right sash and you can even add a third, stationary panel to expand your view. The thin profile gives you a larger viewing area in a sleek contemporary package.

There are also picture windows, specialty windows and bay/bow styles that give you virtually limitless design options to enhance light and ventilation when used together with other styles to create dramatic combinations to add space or functionality.

Long Island Replacement Patio Doors

Your patio entrance is an invitation to your home. The style you choose depends on whether you want to create a stunning focal point or complement your home’s other architectural features. In general terms you have three options: sliding, hinged in-swing or hinged out-swing. However, you can add a touch of elegance and charm with sidelights, transoms and fixed panels to expand light levels, enlarge your viewing area or improve ventilation.

2. Why does glass choice matter? Isn’t all Low-E4 glass the same?
Glazing choices do more than just enhance energy-efficiency. Different glass options perform differently. Some options have better insulating features while others allow you to block more harmful UV rays from damaging your interior furnishings and some delivery superior clarity. Our line of glass options makes sure you get exactly the type of glass you need for each room in your home, depending on how you use each room, external surroundings and interior furnishings and fixtures. You can even add patterned glass as a decorative element or to add a bit of security and privacy in areas where you want to allow light, but prefer to obscure the view.

3. Will my storm windows still fit?
This is kind of a trick question. Upgrading your Long Island home’s windows is a significant investment for many homeowners and you want to get the highest return on your investment. If you choose high-quality windows custom-built to exacting standards, you shouldn’t need storm windows to block air and moisture infiltration or add an extra layer of insulation. Fibrex frames have superior insulating properties and are guaranteed never to sag or droop so you don’t have to worry about drafts and dampness after the installation is completed. If a window dealer recommends storm windows, you may want to reconsider your options.

Ask the Replacement Window Experts at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island

Naturally there are other things to consider like interior and exterior color options, hardware and accessory choices and whether or not you want to add grilles to expand your decorating options. Asking the right questions is essential to finding replacement windows and patio doors that fit your needs and help you achieve your energy-saving goals.

Do you have more questions not covered here? We’ve got answers. Just fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your windows and patio doors in your Long Island home today.


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