Know When You Need New Windows or Patio Doors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Know When You Need New Windows or Patio Doors


Let’s face it: when you see the recurring water stains on your ceilings or the dampness in your attic, it’s very easy to know when you need a new roof. If someone steps through a board on your  deck, you know it’s time to replace it, but how do you know when it’s time to replace your windows or patio doors? Sometimes, even when your windows look perfectly fine, it could be well past the time to have them replaced.

Cindy Shomphe, a local general manager of Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and patio doors, is an expert in the field. “I would say the most common issue that people have is that their windows are not efficient, and that means no matter how high you turn up your heat or AC, you’re just never going to be comfortable in your house,” said Shomphe. Drafts are a big problem in the colder months, but windows that need to be replaced can wreak havoc in the warmer months, too. “I can’t tell you how many homes I’ve visited where there’s a room or two that the homeowner literally can’t use in the summer—they were just way too hot.”

Fortunately for  homeowners, there is a replacement window that’s custom-built to stand up to the drastic temperature swings of our seasons. Renewal by Andersen’s window is made of their very own Fibrex® composite material that is two times stronger than vinyl, and their windows’ SmartSun™ glass blocks out 95% of UV rays. Shomphe explained, “That means you’ll likely no longer have those rooms that are too hot or too cold.*” Renewal by Andersen’s SmartSun™ glass helps keeps the warm air inside in the winter and helps to block the warm air from getting inside in the summer. “If I could give homeowners one piece of advice, this is what I would say: if you are considering replacing your windows, I would strongly caution you against choosing a low-end vinyl window,” said Shomphe. “We won’t even sell a vinyl window at Renewal by Andersen because with our temperature swings, vinyl can literally melt.” Renewal by Andersen replaces thousands of vinyl windows each year.




*Summer values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen Insert double-hung window SHGC to the  SHGC for clear  dual pane glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006, 2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Code “Glazed Fenestration” Default Tables. Free upgrade to SmartSun™ Glass applies to windows  only.



1Offer not available in all areas. Discount applied by retailer representative at time of contract execution and applies to purchase of 4 or more windows and/or patio doors. Cannot be combined with other offers. To qualify for discount offer, initial contact for a free Window and Patio Door Diagnosis must be made and documented on or before 8/31/18 with the appointment then occurring no more than 10 days after the initial contact. No payments and deferred interest for 12 months available to well qualified buyers on approved credit only. Not all customers may qualify. Higher rates apply for customer with lower credit ratings. Financing not valid with other offers or prior purchases. No Finance Charges will be assessed if promo balance is paid in full in 12 months. Renewal by Andersen retailers are independently owned and operated retailers and are neither brokers nor lenders. Any finance terms advertised are estimates only, and all financing is provided by third-party lenders unaffiliated with Renewal by Andersen retailers, under terms and conditions arranged directly between the customer and such lender, all subject to credit requirements. Renewal by Andersen retailers do not assist with, counsel or negotiate financing, other than providing customers an introduction to lenders interested in financing. PA Lic. # 082370. “Renewal by Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation. ©2018 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. ©2018 Lead Surge LLC. All rights reserved. *See limited warranty for details.


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