11 Dec The Anatomy of Energy-Efficient Windows
Historically, windows coincided with the development of fixed and enclosed houses. They appeared as wide openings on the walls covered with animal skins to regulate airflow and admit daylight. Through the centuries, their features evolved, becoming the more manageable and energy-efficient varieties of today.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Central Florida, our environmental commitment has influenced the way we manufacture our replacement picture windows. We have formulated innovative frames and glass packages to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly products. Find out what they are made of:
Several glass options have emerged throughout the years. One of the most prevalent types is the low-E glass. It minimizes solar heat gain while keeping your home cozy. Our company uses the High Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is 45% more energy-efficient in summer and 56% more energy-efficient in winter.
In the 1980s, casement window manufacturers first used argon and krypton to fill their windows and improve insulation. These non-toxic gases can help insulate windows because of their thermal resistance. Additionally, they don’t pose any health hazards if they leak over time. For improved heat efficiency, we use an inert argon gas blend.
Wood and vinyl are among the most popular window frame materials. Both have strong and weak points. The first one has an excellent insulating property but may rot over time. The latter, on the other hand, has a low-maintenance feature but it is prone to discoloration.
For better window performance, we utilize a unique Fibrex® material. It combines the best features of wood and vinyl in one product. It also comes in a wide array of color options to complement the interior and exterior.
When it comes to sliding window replacement, Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida is the name you can trust. Our team specializes in custom-made units that can improve your home’s energy efficiency. Call us at (407) 512-5504 to learn more about our products and services. We serve different areas in Florida, including Orlando and surrounding locations.