Renewal by Andersen of Central New Jersey replacement windows fit every architectural design. A driving tour through suburban New Jersey neighborhoods reveals everything from English Revival and elegant French Provincial styles to Colonial and Tuscany-inspired homes with a Mediterranean appeal.
With such a diverse range of architectural foundations it is impossible to recommend just one window for every suburban home. We will cover more in-depth details about architectural elements in another post, but here are basic tips for choosing your primary building blocks if you live in a suburban area.
Understanding Replacement Window Goals
Replacement windows are designs to fit the basic shape and size of existing windows, saving time and expense related to extensive construction. Choosing a similar shape and size does not limit creative expression, safety or convenience. Every window offered has supreme energy-efficient designs and quality construction. We manufacture our windows with cutting-edge technology and innovative materials backed by a warranty that sets high benchmarks for the replacement window and door industry.
Fixed-Windows versus Operable Windows
There are two primary categories for all windows, fixed and operable. The difference is simple, fixed windows don’t open and operable windows do. A large picture window is an example of a fixed window. You’ll generally find them in a family room, sunroom or other area to take advantage of the view or flood an area with bright, natural light. You can also use small inoperable windows in areas where you don’t need ventilation or egress, but still want to see outside or leverage natural light.
Some owners opt to replace operable windows with fixed windows during a renovation. Fixed windows are highly energy-efficient and usually more cost-effective than traditional windows since you don’t have to pay for locks, operational hardware or screens.
Choosing Your Glass
Once you decide whether you want your windows to open or not, the next basic choice is choosing your glass type. There are five things to consider when choosing replacement window glass.
New Jersey winters are cold and the summers are hot and sultry so you want a glass that will allow the sunshine in without damaging your drapery or furniture. Renewal by Andersen offers several glass choices with high energy ratings and UV protection...