It’s September and fall is just around the corner on Long Island. After this hot and humid summer, we are all looking forward to pleasant days and cooler nights perfect for enjoying an evening stroll or a post-dinner walk. Our Renewal by Andersen of Long Island friends and neighbors will soon be thinking about pulling out the sweaters before long.
As wonderful as fall weather is in our area, we know winter will follow quickly behind. Soon we’ll see more frequent overcast skies, gray days and cold, bitter wind. Those dreary days will push us inside more, so you’ll want to keep your interior living spaces as warm and bright as possible.
Cold weather is not officially here, but you may have already noticed you’re reaching for the thermostat more often than you did this time last year – turning down (or up) the air conditioning or up the heat just a bit to knock off the chill. Those drafty corners could be caused by failing weather stripping or sealant in your windows. Aging windows, especially vinyl and aluminum home windows that have outlasted their effectiveness, often develop gaps and leaks around the frame that allow air and moisture to infiltrate your indoor spaces.
Even if your windows still look great, older glass cannot compete with modern, high-performance low-E glass designed to boost energy-efficiency and improve indoor climate and comfort management. Which brings us to the topic of brightening your interior now in preparation for dark, damp days ahead.
We work hard to ensure all of our Long Island customers enjoy the energy efficiency benefits of installing replacement windows and patio doors in their homes. We also want to help you bring in as much natural light as possible.
Sometimes it is something as simple as converting an operable window to a fixed picture window or a bay or bow configuration that expanded the glass surface area. Casement windows, with their single-crank handle and side-hinge design, offer almost the same size viewing area and energy-efficiency rating as a fixed window. As a bonus, casements are known as one of the best window style to maximize air circulation.
Another option for expanding light opportunities is adding sidelites or transoms, especially around doors. Accessory windows (with or without grilles) are a great way to bring additional natural light into tight spaces that feel darker than you would like.
By the way, whether you choose a large picture window, a casement style replacement window, an awning or one of our many other styles, we are so confident you’ll never have to worry about drafts and winter cold spots from windows and patio doors when you choose our home improvement products that we provide a 20/2/10 warranty that covers everything (including installation labor).
We’ve only mentioned a few ways to usher in more natural light this fall to chase away the blues and blahs that tend to come with cooler weather and blustery days. There are myriad ways to brighten your indoor spaces as you prepare for colder weather.
We invite you to reach out to a replacement window specialist to discuss more options. During your private, no-obligation in-home consultation, you will learn about the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island window styles and accessories perfect for a home improvement plan desired to keep you warm and cheery this winter – no matter how cold it gets outside.
Fill in the short form on this page or dial (866) 609-5033 to get started today.