Long Islanders love spring, but many of us are looking forward to summer, and all the outdoor adventures ahead. As moderate weather slowly transitions into warmer summer temperatures, this is the perfect time to think about redecorating interior and exterior spaces.

For those of you who are fortunate to have Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors in your home, this article will serve as a list of suggestions to help you stay safe while updating your décor.

Here’s our watch-list to enhance your home’s curb appeal, and protect yourself with safe practices, too!

Watch the Weather Before Window Cleaning

Remember not to schedule exterior window cleaning if storms are in the forecast. Safely climbing ladders — maybe to reach the eaves or upper stories — requires a spotter. And, while it is best to wash windows on a cloudy day, choose one that isn’t projected to produce high windows, sudden downpours or lightning.

Watch Your Tools & Techniques

Adding shutters or window boxes is a terrific decorative technique to brighten up an entrance view. However, be sure never to drive screws or nails into any part of your window frame. Doing so may void all or part of your 20/2/10 warranty package.

Watch Your Lighting

Spring is the perfect time to update your natural-artificial light balance. With the longer days, many of you are already feeling relief Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms, but there are Long Island residents that suffer from summer season affective disorder, too. We can all benefit from achieving a healthy balance of natural sunlight and artificial light inside our homes via savings on the monthly light bill, and improved mood and overall health as well.

Watch Your Outdoor Light Solutions

Installing solar lights near walkways and as spotlights near flower beds instantly adds night-time ambiance and helps safely guide your guests toward entrances and special features. If you prefer hard-wired lighting on a timer, you may want to consult a local electrician to help you plan and install additional lighting.

Watch Your Windows

We strongly recommend that you be careful about choosing shrubs, trees and greenery near your home that complements your replacement window styles. For example, planting tall flowering plants near casement windows may mean you cannot fully open your new windows as the plants grow into maturity.

Watch Your Logic: Think Before You Act

We mean no disrespect here, but sometimes we get so excited about a finishing a home improvement project we simply rush into things – we have our eyes on the finish line, so to speak, and forget about the journey. Spend some time browsing home improve sites like Houzz, Better Home & Gardens and Curbed for inspiration. Before you tackle a DIY project make sure you have the skills, experience and tools to safely and affordably do the project yourself. When in doubt, consult a professional. And, if you have any questions about how your planned updates for warmer weather may impact replacement window performance, give us a call. We love helping our friends and neighbors make informed decisions.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island is Always Just a Click A Way

Whether this is your first year enjoying spring with modern replacement windows and patio doors, or you are still thinking about upgrading your Long Island home, we’re always just a quick call or click away with tips and tricks to help you get the most from benefit from Energy Star certified home improvement products.

Get ready for spring and summer weather now. Contact us online, fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-877-313-9052 to reach a Renewal by Andersen of Long Island specialist.


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