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WINDOW ANATOMY: KEY COMPONENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Having basic underst anding of the window’s anatomy is key to choosing energy-efficient and lasting products. After all, every part contributes to the performance and longevity of the whole.

Window Anatomy Key Components You Need To Know

Without getting too technical, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis wants to shed light on the fundamental components of double-pane windows:

Glass

The glass is the chief reason energy efficient windows save energy. With the right type of glazing, the window could block heat, thermally insulate, and admit natural light.

Of all the technologies out there, we chose to use spectrally selective, low-emissivity coatings to reflect the undesirable portions of the solar spectrum. To put things into perspective, our Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass deflects 72% and 95% of infrared and ultraviolet rays, respectively, while catching 65% of sunshine.

Frame

The framing material defines the window’s ability to stay weathertight and remain in mint condition for a long period. Wood and vinyl are two of the most popular choices, but they have undisputed downsides. The former is prone to decay while the latter can’t preserve its structural integrity with changes in temperature.

This is why our very own Fibrex® is a superior alternative to wood and vinyl in window installation. This composite material naturally expels moisture and doesn’t bow or crack with time. As a result, it retains its airtight seal and flawless beauty as it ages.

Gas Fill

Double-pane windows contain an insulating gas to help reduce thermal transfer and minimize the chances of condensation. Compared with krypton, argon offers the better trade-off between energy efficiency and affordability.

Our double-hung, picture, sliding, bay, bow, and casement windows combine the power of our Low-E4 glass and argon gas. Together, our custom units act as an effective barrier against the heat and cold.

Learn more about the parts of Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis windows. To talk about your Missouri project, call us today at (314) 310-3636 for your FREE, in-home consultation in St. Charles, MO.

Reviews

"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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