The Top 3 Elements of Energy-Efficient Windows - Renewal by Andersen of Florida

The Top 3 Elements of Energy-Efficient Windows

The Top 3 Elements of Energy-Efficient Windows

“Windows, doors and skylights may appear passive, but they’re always performing,” according to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). “High-performance products regulate the flow of heat and light that comes in and out of your home, keeping your electricity costs low.”

In other words, if your windows are low-performing, it will cost you more money on a monthly basis. Consequently, if you’d like to resolve this issue and schedule a window replacement and/or upgrade appointment, how do you even know what products to look for?

Specifically, what are the elements of an “energy-efficient window”?

#1 — Dual Pane Glass

The first element to consider when it comes to enhancing your window-related energy efficiency? The glass itself.

In particular, a single-pane window is not designed to efficiently deflect sunlight or insulate your home. A dual pane window, however, is capable of optimizing your energy use at home thanks to both the high-quality materials and insulating gas found between the panes.

That being said, even within the product pool of dual pane windows, you’ll be left with a bevy of options. Thus, we recommend you look to Energy Star to help you determine the type of product that is best suited to your home and environment.

In fact, “Installing Energy Star certified windows, doors, and skylights can shrink energy bills — and carbon footprints — by an average of 12 percent nationwide, compared to non-certified products,” as reported by Energy Star.

#2 — Durable Framing

If your window frame is not well insulated, it can be easily penetrated by moisture or is likely to be cracked by outside forces, it is not providing you with optimal energy efficiency.

Thus, you may want to look into a frame made of a composite material or vinyl.

“Vinyl window frames do not require painting and have good moisture resistance,” the U.S. Department of Energy explains. “The hollow cavities of vinyl frames can be filled with insulation, which makes them thermally superior to standard vinyl and wood frames.”

What’s more, here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, we offer revolutionary Fibrex®  material, which is vastly superior to even that of vinyl and offers 700 times better insulation than aluminum!

#3 — Expert Installation

Last but certainly not least, the installation job itself must be taken into account. After all, if not properly installed, your home may be subject to all sorts of window-related drafts and leaks, thereby decreasing your overall energy efficiency.

That’s why our team offers unparalleled results in terms of both customer service and revolutionary products!

Between our Fibrex frames, High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™, and seamless installation processes, we know you’ll experience…

  • Optimized energy efficiency
  • Enhanced savings
  • Total home satisfaction
  • And more!

To learn more, simply reach out to the Renewal by Andersen® of Florida team today by calling (855) 830-2420. We look forward to helping you frame the future for your family and your home!

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