6 Warning Signs Your New House Needs New Windows

6 Warning Signs Your New House Needs New Windows

Before buying a new house, it’s important to perform a thorough visual inspection of the property. As essentially “holes” in the building envelope, it’s critical that you inspect the windows. Windows can be a major source of ingress for water, air and insects and a these can all cause major structural damage, not to mention high heating and cooling bills. Replacing a house full of windows is an expensive proposition that you probably don’t need when sinking your life savings into a new home.

Most people get a licensed home inspector to look at the house and provide an assessment of any problems. While this is an important part of the real estate purchase process, you can identify some signs of damage and problems on your own before you make an offer and incur the expense of an inspector. Below are 6 window red flags to watch out for when you’re looking at a new home and trying to evaluate it for purchase.

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Windows for Spring

4 Ways to Prepare Your Windows for Spring

After a long, hard winter, spring is finally upon us! It’s at this time of year when we most want to see the world transforming and rejuvenating itself. By taking care of your windows, you can take a front-seat view of the flowers coming up in the garden and the leaves growing back on the trees. There are many things you can do to prepare your windows for spring. Here’s what we suggest.

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Why Are Fibrex Window Frames Better than Wood?

Why Are Fibrex Window Frames Better than Wood?

Windows have been made with wooden frames for hundreds of years. Wood has been valued for its beauty, warmth and its durability, but there are some downsides to wood too, mainly it’s propensity for mold, rot and insect damage and the resulting maintenance chores to minimize these issues. Fibrex, the exclusive composite material from Renewal by Andersen, has many of the benefits of wood, including beauty and strength, but without the weaknesses and maintenance requirements. In this article, we’ll help you understand the strengths of Fibrex and how that compares to wood, so you can decide whether Fibrex is the right material for your window frames.

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How You Can Tell If Your Windows Are Energy Efficient?

How You Can Tell If Your Windows Are Energy Efficient?

Are your windows energy inefficient? They might be, especially if they’re older. Windows that are more than two decades old (and even some younger) are likely to be far less efficient than windows that are made today. Knowing the signs that your windows are inefficient, and making a plan to address this problem can help you save money and make your home more comfortable at the same time. Here’s what you need to know.

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Long Island NY Replacement Window Installation Guide

Long Island NY Replacement Window Installation Guide

What Happens When You Install New Windows?  

Installing new windows is a multi-step process that can seem complicated and a little overwhelming. In this article, we’ll tell you a little about what you can expect during your new window installation. We hope that this step-by-step guide will provide you with the information (and confidence!) you need to proceed with this important home improvement project.

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