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Is It Time For Replacement Windows?

 

Replacement-Windows-Rhode-Island- Connecticut-Cape-CodFall is the perfect time to determine if you need new windows.  With the crisp, cooler air it is easier for homeowners to feel air leaking in through the windows.  There are several warnings signs to look for that will help determine if it is time to invest in new windows for your home. 

Moisture and Cool Air Test

Now that the temperature is beginning to reach the freezing point over night, check your windows when you wake up in the morning.  Is there frost or ice in between the dual pane glass?  Can you feel pockets of cool air on the inside of your window?  If so, the seal is worn out and the windows are no longer properly insulating your home

What does this mean for your wallet?  It means the money you are spending on heating and cooling your home, may be going out the window (pun intended).  If a very minor draft is coming in solely around the frame of your window, you can use some caulking to fill in the gap around the frame and prevent energy loss.  

Visually Inspect Your Windows 

Go outside and look at your window.  Can you see peeling paint, or cracked wood?  If so, your window could be allowing moisture to gather outside the window, which can lead to rotting wood frames.  Take a flat edged screwdriver, if the wood is soft and can be easily pushed in then your window frame needs to be replaced.

Replacement-Windows-Rhode-Island- Connecticut-Cape-CodThe constant change in temperature, which can be drastic day-to-day in New England, causes your windows to expand and contract.  This can add more wear and tear to your windows.  For windows that need to be replaced, this can lead to serious water damage if neglected.  You'll notice the chart on the right.  This illustrates the thermal expansion of various window materials.  As you can see, Vinyl windows expand over 2x more than Fibrex, the material that Renewal by Andersen uses to construct your home's windows.

Functionality of the Window

Can you open and close your windows with ease?  Do they stay open on their own?  If the answer to these questions is no, then it is time for new windows.  Not only are they not insulating your home, they are not performing the most basic functions of a window.  You shouldn’t have to be the World’s Strongest Man in order to open your windows.

If you feel that your windows are in need of replacing, Renewal by Andersen can provide you with a free replacement window quote by contacting us at 800-975-0222 or clicking here.


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Replacement Windows in RI: Pictures

 

Check out the gorgeous Renewal by Andersen Replacement Double-Hung Windows we just installed in RI.

 

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Be sure check out more photos in our Replacement Windows Photo Gallery.


Replacement Windows and Teletransportation?

 

Did you ever dream about being able to wake up in a different location each morning?  You could go to sleep in San Francisco and wake up orbiting the Earth.  I know this may sound ridiculous but with Winscape you feel like you are in a different location.  Winscape uses HD plasma screens with video and sound capabilities along with motion trackers to give the view from the window the correct perspective; you can look left, right and even down. 

How does it work?  The plasma screens are fed by an Apple Mac Pro workstation that uses the OS X software called Winscape, which is kept in a room close by.  The screen resolution of the plasmas detect the size and create the correct proportions.  Using a Wii remote or a custom built IR-emitting Bluetooth tracker, the screen shifts to the correct perspective as if you were looking out a window.  You can control the scenery by a web page provided with the software or using the Winscape iPhone application.  


 

 


The site provides you with information on who to contact to purchase the system as well as learn how to make your own, if you have enough tech savvy to do so.

 

 

 


Whether you choose to make or buy the system, you can also upload your own footage if there is specific scenery you enjoy or a vacation you went on that you want to relive.  The current scenery options include the Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove, various underwater options, orbiting the Earth, and a Japanese Tea garden.  This would be great for basements, yurts or any place with a less than stellar view.

If your home currently has real windows and they are in need of replacing, Renewal by Andersen provides custom built replacement windows and doors. Call us at 800-975-0222 for a FREE estimate.  Don’t forget to visit our award winning photo gallery for before and after inspiration!


Picture: Renewal by Andersen Replacement Double Hung Windows RI

 

Check out the picture below. The windows on the bottom are new Double Hung Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows. The windows on the top are the original, 100 year old +, windows. Notice that the Renewal by Andersen Windows maintain the historic look of the home while adding the energy-efficient technology of today. 

 

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Renewal by Andersen of Rhode Island, Cape Cod & Hartford Awarded Highest in Homeowner Satisfaction

 

Renewal by Andersen Rhode Island, Cape Cod, HartfordRenewal by Andersen of Rhode Island was rated the highest in Homeowner Satisfaction for the entire year of 2009 by Renewal by Andersen Corporation.  Each year, corporate evaluates the Customer Satisfaction surveys from the homeowners and assigns a percentage grade to the regional office based on the homeowner’s responses.  In addition to Rhode Island, our office also services Cape Cod, MA and Hartford, CT.  

Experience the difference of Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows.   

All Renewal by Andersen windows are custom made to your home’s measurements and style.  Our technicians will come to your home and measure the window opening to the 16th of an inch.  This creates a perfectly fitted window that minimizes alterations to your home during installation.  

Each window is comprised of a reclaimed wood composite material called Fibrex®.  This material is maintenance free- no painting, chipping, flaking, warping, rusting, corroding or pitting!  And, it is environmentally friendly to boot!  In addition, Fibrex® is resistant to the erratic weather associated with the Northeast.

Our Smart Sun Glass saves you money on heating and cooling costs and prevents fading of your home’s possessions such as furniture fabric, artwork, etc because it blocks 95% of all UV rays.

With a wide variety of grids, grilles & hardware, it is easy to create the windows of your dreams.  Our wood interiors are also stainable for that ultra personalized look.

If you are interested in replacement windows or doors that allow your home’s personality to shine, please contact us at 1-800-975-0222. Don’t forget to take a look at our award winning photo gallery!


Replacement Windows in Rhode Island: Pictures

 

Take a look at some of these great pictures from a recent Renewal by Andersen installation in Rhode Island (RI). We replaced double hung windows and installed a replacement patio door.

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