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What Makes Replacement Windows ENERGY STAR® Qualified?

You know you’re purchasing energy-efficient windows if they are ENERGY STAR® qualified. These windows add more protection to your home and help you save on energy costs.

What Makes Replacement Windows Energy Star Qualified

In this post, your trusted local windows contractor, Renewal By Andersen® of St. Louis, discusses what makes windows ENERGY STAR qualified.

Characteristics of an Energy-Efficient Window

Energy-efficient windows have multiple panes with an air- or gas-filled space in the middle. Odorless, colorless and non-toxic gasses like argon and krypton work better than just air in preventing the transfer of energy.

The more panes the windows have, the more energy-efficient and impact resistant they can be if they’re well-made. Spacers keep the glass panes at a safe distance from each other. Non-metallic and metal spacers insulate pane edges, helping reduce heat transfer.

Low-e glass has a special coating that reflects infrared light, retains indoor heat in the winter and keeps hot air outside in the summer. This glass also protects you from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light and helps prevent furniture from fading.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis offers ENERGY STAR-rated windows to help reduce your energy costs and improve your home’s appeal. We offer energy-efficient and beautiful bow, picture, double-hung and casement windows.

ENERGY STAR® Framing Materials 

An energy-efficient window has top-quality frame material. Such materials should be low-maintenance and highly insulating.

Fiberglass is a durable and low-maintenance material. Fiberglass frames can be hollow or filled with foam insulation. Vinyl frames excel in thermal insulation, and they may also be hollow or filled with foam insulation.

Aluminum frames are a eco-friendlier option as they are recyclable and usually made of up to 15% recycled materials. Wood frames should be clad with aluminum or vinyl to reduce maintenance. Meanwhile, composite frames are created from different materials mixed together to make low-maintenance and durable windows. Probably the best type is Fibrex®, our proprietary framing material developed by our parent company, Andersen®.

Choose Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis for high-quality windows installation services. Our team also specializes in French and sliding patio doors. Call us at (314) 332-2364, or complete our online form for a free in-home estimate. We help homeowners in St. Charles, MO, and surrounding areas.

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"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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