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ENERGY EFFICIENCY PART 2: BEHIND DOOR AND WINDOW PERFORMANCE

In our special blog’s first part, we discussed the key projects you should focus on to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Now, we want to talk about the factors that affect the energy performance of windows and doors. As you shop for your replacement units, mind the following:

Energy Efficiency Part 2 Behind Door Window Performance

Glass

Since windows and patio doors mostly comprise glass, glazing is chiefly responsible for the energy efficiency of the units. Despite the climatic difference across America, double glazing is the st andard. Dual-pane windows and doors contain an insulating gas in between the glass sheets, minimizing the normal transfer of heat. Most companies, including Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, uses argon for fill. Compared with other gases, it offers better R-values, soundproofing qualities, and condensation resistance.

Furthermore, spectrally selective Low-E coatings are essential to prevent excessive heat gain, combat damaging UV radiation, and promote adequate daylighting. They only block the invisible solar rays that cause heat and sun damage, but without affecting the color and clarity of sunshine.

Frame

As the framework holding the glass panes of windows and French doors in place, the quality of the frame matters too. An ideal framing material contributes to insulation and remains weathertight with changes in temperature.

Old-fashioned framing materials, especially wood, are susceptible to rot, which leads to draftiness. Timber needs layers of paint to protect itself against moisture and stay beautiful. Over the years, periodic repainting would hurt your pocket. Fortunately, innovative alternatives, like Fibrex®, are now at your disposal to eliminate costly maintenance without worrying about moisture damage.

Installation

Buying high-quality windows and sliding patio doors means nothing when the installation is subpar. Workmanship errors are usually behind premature failures, causing your units to underperform quickly. Not all home improvement companies are equal, so don’t skimp on quality because you’d get what you pay for. Study the credentials of your prospects to make the right hire.

At Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, we take pride in offering the most energy-efficient windows and patio doors in the region. Drawing on the rich tradition of craftsmanship, quality, and innovation of Andersen, our parent company, we guarantee flawless work for maximum energy efficiency.

Did you miss the first part of our special blog? Check our blog archive and find a long list of interesting reads. To learn more about our products and services, call us today at (314) 310-3636 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in St. Louis, MO. We’ll be happy to discuss your project with no strings attached.

Reviews

"Scheduled for December, Installed in October, High quality windows and Excellent install team. I haven't seen people work together like that in years. I am definitely impressed."

Raymond Mills
Oct 13, 2022

"The service provided by Renewal by Anderson is great, both on the sales and the installation side. Our sales representative was very accommodating and helpful. The installation crew was efficient and they all were professional. These are really nice windows and a great upgrade especially from builder-grade windows."

Brad Allen
Nov 17, 2022

"It is great to do business with a company that still cares about what they do and respects the end goals. We appreciate your craftsmanship professionalism, and cannot say enough about the wonderful experience. It was clear from the onset of the installation we got the A Team and we certainly appreciate that."

1speedwagon
Nov 17, 2022

"Everyone I worked with from setting up the initial appointment to the salesman to the installers to everyone who checked on us and kept us updated on the progress of the windows was courteous, professional, and responsive. There’s always someone who is willing to answer your question without jumping through hoops which is rare these days! The installers were on time, did a beautiful job, cleaned up the space better than I expected, and even helped me with some blinds I couldn’t remove and fixed my squeaky front door! I’ve already recommended Renewal by Anderson to friends!"

Karen Mortillaro
Nov 19, 2022

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