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Titanium Oxide Coatings: How Do They Work?

Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. In addition to its energy-saving features, it features an exterior titanium dioxide layer that makes our replacement windows virtually self-cleaning. Learn about the features that make our replacement windows easy to clean and maintain.

Titanium Oxide Coatings: How Do They Work?

How It Works

A thin layer of titanium dioxide is applied to the exterior surface of our High-Performance Low-E4 glass during manufacturing. This outside-facing layer is activated by ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight, a process called photocatalytic action. What it does is it loosens particles above the titanium dioxide layer: dirt, stains amd even hard-to-remove water spots. Everything eventually just falls off.

If the window is wet from rainwater or from when you’re washing your windows, it simply dries clean under direct sunlight. This same layer also helps filter UV rays and protect indoor fabrics and furniture.

Other Features

Our High-Performance Low-E4 glass packages boast a multitude of features that contribute to what makes our windows some of the most energy-efficient on the market. The standard double-pane assembly is separated by insulated spacers. When set into our exclusive Fibrex® material frames, it allows minimal thermal transfer, which helps keep indoor temperatures comfortable and consistent, reducing heating and cooling requirements. The space between the two glass panes can be optionally filled by a custom argon gas blend. As an inert gas, argon can enhance window glass insulation, which can further improve energy efficiency.

Our operable window styles are likewise easy to clean, with sashes that can be removed (sliding windows), tilted (double hung windows) or reached around (casement windows). The Fibrex material frames feature have the same low-maintenance properties of vinyl frames.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis is your number one provider of popular replacement window styles, including casement windows. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St Charles, MO, and surrounding areas.

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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