Some tips about installing and maintaining blinds in your Los Angeles home

Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles is not only concerned about ensuring you have the best replacement windows and doors experience possible, they also want you to be able to manage your space as well. That takes knowledge and something we have extensive experience with. For example, the proper use of blinds. If you follow these simple tips you can ensure years of easy, smooth operation of your Los Angeles window blinds:

  • Be sure that you allow your blinds to acclimate to your home for best performance. There are many factors that can affect their use like air pressure, altitude and temperature can all contribute to how long it takes for them to acclimate. In many cases this is about 24 hours.

 

  • To get the proper position slide the operator both up and down so that you can find a position that is the desired height. The blinds themselves will have a separate tilt control. It is important that you slide this to tilt the slats in a position and angle that is desirable.

 

  • Be certain that the surface of the glass is clean so that your blinds will be able to operate with ease. Glass that is dirty potentially can impede movement and require more force to change. Make sure to always raise the blinds only when they are tilted in the open position.

 

  • Some blinds will raise and lower by way of magnets. When attempting to raise and lower and the operator comes loose from the glass, you will not be able to operate the blind. This will mean that the magnets have become disconnected. If this happens it is a simple fix. Simply side up the operator until it can no longer move. You will hear a second clicking sound which will be the magnets re-engaging.

 

  • If you find that the raising and lowering operator has come off track it will need to be reinstalled. This can be done by holding the glass so that you can reinsert the legs under the track opening. You will then need to follow the previous instructions for re-engaging the magnets.

 

  • It is also a good idea to never attempt to operate blinds until they are positioned upright. Failure to do so may result in damage to the blinds.

 

Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles recognizes that there are countless styles and functions customers are looking for and we are hear to help you make your dreams come true. We have a wide variety of replacement windows and doors to choose from and we can also help guide you to help you accomplish what you are envisioning. We encourage you to contact us here at Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles to learn more about replacement windows. Give us a call at 310-734-5554 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a free, no obligation in-home estimate for new windows in Los Angeles.

Renewal By Andersenof Los Angeles Offers the Best in Window and door Replacement

When it comes to your Los Angeles home you want to have the most optimal level of comfort as possible, without also having to spend a lot of money to not just achieve it, but also maintain it. This is why so many people get aggravated when they find that their homes are not just uncomfortable, leaving them too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but also getting a utility bill each month that is much higher than they feel it should be.

Experts have now estimated that as much as 40 percent of the energy produced in your home is lost when using poorly insulated or installed windows and doors and often times damage occurs that is not adequately addressed. This ultimately will create an uncomfortable and unhealthy environment that will not only be unpleasant but also cost you more money than what is necessary or possible. Plus, further destruction could cause an even greater level of damage and expenses down the road. This is why Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles takes installation of Los Angeles replacement windows and doors very seriously.

Our expert staff of highly trained professionals can help you to get the very best replacement windows and doors for your hard earned money, granting you the opportunity to at long last have a level of comfort that you deserve while also reducing your monthly budget. We custom build and install all of our Los Angeles replacement windows and doors to ensure they have the perfect and most optimal fit imaginable. This in turn will maximize your energy efficiency and increase your ability to more accurately control the internal environment within your home.

We encourage you to contact us here at Renewal by Andersen of Los Angeles to learn more about replacement windows. Give us a call at 310-734-5554 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a free, no obligation in-home estimate for new windows in Los Angeles.

4 Signs of Poor Replacement Window Installation

To get the most out of your window investment, you have to make sure that the windows were properly installed by the contractor you hired for the job. If you’re having doubts about the installation, we at Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles, specialists on windows in Los Angeles, have made a list of warning signs to help you determine if your windows were poorly installed: [Read more…]

A long history of excellence, Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles

Did you know that Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles has been serving the people of the Los Angeles and surrounding area for over 30 years. Originally founded in 1980, Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles has been a family-owned and managed business that provides world class customer service and the highest quality replacement windows and doors. It has been the Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles mission to add value to Los Angeles and the surrounding area homes through a commitment to making them more attractive, comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient.

Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles has more window replacement experience than any other South Bay or West Los Angeles window replacement contractor. There are many contractors who have claimed to have experience with home improvement projects. However Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles has focused exclusively on windows and doors. Because they do not install roofs or gutters or siding they have been able to instead fine tune their abilities making them the strongest replacement windows and doors provider in the industry. This alone can give you a peace of mind in knowing that you are in capable hands, and that the job will be done right the first time.

Honestly with well over 10,000 customers for replacement Los Angeles windows and doors the chances are one or more of your neighbors have already had a wonderful experience with us.

We encourage you to contact us here at Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles to learn more about replacement windows. Give us a call at 310-734-5554 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a free, no obligation in-home estimate for new windows in Los Angeles.

Part Three: How to Get the Most out of Your New Windows – Making the Most Out of Your Windows

Part One of this blog series tackled the different functions of windows, such as ventilation, letting in the daylight, as well as heating and cooling. Part Two discussed material considerations to generate higher energy savings and optimal window performance. Today, we sum it all up by talking about what you need to do, as a homeowner, to make sure your windows continue to function as they should. Design and your choice of materials can only do so much; property owners must do their part to keep their windows functioning well, and prevent damage and defects. [Read more…]

Maintenance, Performance and Energy Efficiency the Core of Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles

When you choose Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles for your remodeling or home improvement project, you can have it all — a beautiful and elegant look. With a traditional sense of warmth with wood interiors, as well as a low-maintenance exterior and high level of energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles and its staff of highly trained and certified experts know how to give your Los Angeles home what it needs to be the best for you and your family. Through their training and specialized skill they will work with you to make your dreams come true at a reasonable cost.

Giving you a BEAUTIFUL, yet FUNCTIONAL and ENERGY EFFICIENT balance
With Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles you can have energy efficiency matched with the traditional warmth that wood interiors offer. With proper insulation and expert installation you can rest assured you will get the best in the business.

It is important to note that many studies have shown a significant amount of energy used in the home is lost through poorly insulated and installed windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles works diligently to ensure this is addressed with our specialized craftsmen.

Even the glass in newer windows is energy efficient. Renewal by Andersen® windows come standard with Low-E glass, which is designed to limit the amount of UV and IR light that enters into your home. UV light causes furniture and carpets to fade, while IR light raises the temperature in your home. By limiting both, the Low-E glass helps take some stress out of your already stressful life.

EASE of DESIGN
Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles craft and install products which are designed so that they are simple but highly effective to use and clean.

We encourage you to contact us here at Renewal by Andersen® of Los Angeles to learn more about replacement windows. Give us a call at 310-734-5554 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a free, no obligation in-home estimate for new windows in Los Angeles.

Part Two: How to Get the Most out of Your New Windows – Product Selection

In the first part of this blog series, we talked about the various functions of windows, including ventilating the home, letting in daylight, cooling, and heating. Today, we cover how you can best maximize your window’s functions by making the right material choices. Here are a few things that every homeowner ought to know when picking out window materials:

Codes and Regulations Governing Energy Efficiency

Most, if not all states have adapted the stipulations and regulations of the Model Energy Code (MEC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); these have been integrated into local codes that aim to promote energy efficiency, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Apart from paying attention to these local codes, it is also highly recommended that you take the value recommendations of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and ENERGY STAR into consideration when choosing window products. [Read more…]