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Q&A: DOORS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy efficiency refers to the reduced use of energy while maximizing the capacity of a product or service. It is different from energy preservation, where the use of energy is limited or cut off. Essentially, energy efficiency is getting more for less.

There are many energy-efficient doors on the market nowadays. It’s important to know what makes energy-efficient doors different and how they can help you save on energy use and costs in the long run. That’s why it’s better to discuss the matter with professional contractors before starting any home remodeling in St. Louis MO.

Here are some questions homeowners should ask their contractors:

What is the difference between an energy-efficient door and a regular one?
An energy-efficient door regulates temperature and prevents heat loss. During winter, it restricts heat loss so that the house remains warm without overworking the thermostat. In summer, it keeps heat out, lessening your air-conditioning usage.

What is “low-E coating”?
Foremost, “low-E” means “low emissivity.” Low-E coating is a glass coating that significantly reduces heat transfer and reflects heat back into a room.

We at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis offer Andersen® patio doors that come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. Compared with your regular dual-pane glass, it is 70% more energy-efficient in summer and 47% more efficient in winter. It is our most energy-efficient glass option as it blocks an astounding 95% of damaging UV rays!

What is Fibrex®, and how can it protect my home?
Fibrex is an exclusive composite material made of wood fibers and thermoplastic polymer. It combines the stability and strength of wood with the low-maintenance quality of vinyl. Unlike wood and vinyl, however, Fibrex will not pit, rust, warp, or corrode. Andersen doors made with this material are sure to remain sturdy and preserve their form regardless of the weather.

Fibrex also has excellent insulating properties as it can block thermal transfer 700 times better than aluminum.

What is the main benefit of energy-efficient doors?
Aside from improving the comfort level in your home, energy-efficient doors can reduce your energy bill by 35% or more.

If you have more questions about energy efficiency and energy-efficient doors in St. Louis, call us at Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis today at (314) 310-3636.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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