While appearance is important to our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro replacement window and patio door customers, designing high-quality replacement windows and patio doors for superior energy-efficiency begins with individual components manufactured with a focus on construction materials and performance.
The overall energy efficiency of a window depends on every one of its components — from the glass choices you select to the framing material you choose during the design process. How well, or how poorly, a window is built also plays an integral role in how your replacement windows will perform in the hot summer months and cold winter weather we experience in New York and New Jersey. Design, manufacturing processes, materials and installation all impact performance.
To get the most from your investment, you need to carefully consider many factors, including the landscaping surrounding your home, how many hours of direct sunlight each window is exposed to and how you will use each window. Here are a few details about window components and how each one impacts the overall energy-efficiency of the replacement windows and patio doors in your home.
Choose Your New Jersey & New York Window Styles Wisely
Windows manufactured with materials that help you maintain indoor temperatures reduce the burden on your heating and air conditioning system. When it is extremely cold or hot outside, your heating and cooling system has to work harder if your windows are not sealed properly. Superior window solutions effectively block air and moisture infiltration so your system doesn’t have to strain to keep your interior climate comfortable. Less strain means lower heating and cooling bills and less energy wasted. Fixed windows are the most energy-efficient window style on the market. Casement windows are the second highest rated for moisture and air control. In areas where you need ventilation, a combination of casement windows and fixed windows may give you the best opportunity to conserve energy. An in-home-consultation with a replacement window design consultant is the best way to determine which style combinations are best for the individual rooms in your home because lot orientation can have a positive or negative impact on actual performance and energy savings.
Framing Your Savings
Your replacement window and patio door frames need to be stable, strong and easy to maintain. Unlike vinyl or metal frames, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s Fibrex frames are built to resist warping, sagging and bending. Superior insulating properties of patented Fibrex frames combined with ENERGY-STAR certified glass options that control heat and light transfer, give homeowners in our area maximum protection against wasting energy unnecessarily. Cutting edge manufacturing processes ensure homeowners get year-round savings on heating and cooling expenses.
Choosing Glass for Your Environment
Choosing glass for optimum performance is one of the most effective ways to control energy consumption. Based on your individual needs, you can choose glass that is more efficient in the summer months or the winter months. Deciding which option is best for your New Jersey or metropolitan New York home involves considering your landscaping, lot orientation and overall condition of your home. Renewal by Andersen Low-E4 glass is specifically manufactured to control light transfer, block harmful UV rays and protect against solar heat gain. Excessive solar heat gain may lead to unnecessarily high air conditioning bills in the summer, but leveraging solar heat gain benefits during the winter months can help you reduce winter heating bills.
Many of our customers choose High-Performance SmartSun glass, which is the most energy efficient glazing option we offer. It is 45 percent more energy-efficient during cold winter months and 70 percent more efficient during hot, muggy summer months. Plus, it allows ample natural sunlight to bathe your interior spaces, while blocking 95 percent of harmful UV rays that may damage interior furnishings. If blocking UV rays is not a priority, you may choose other glazing options like our patterned glass which prevents people from seeing into your home from the outside or heat-treated glass that is four time stronger than standard glass panels.
Together, frames, trim, glazing and style all impact energy-efficiency. While we are very proud of our manufacturing processes and innovative materials, we realize that without proper installation, our replacement windows will not delivery maximum performance. We only use highly-trained installation technicians to install our home improvement solutions. We are so confident our technicians are equipped to make “perfect” installations we guarantee the installation (parts and labor) for a full two years after completion.
The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window Energy-Efficiency Formula
Improving energy-efficiency in your home means considering your home’s overall condition, the surrounding environment, how you use each room in your home and your existing heating and cooling system capabilities. Need some help figuring out how to maximize your investment and get the most benefit from replacement windows and patio doors as part of an energy conservation plan for your family? Give us a quick call to schedule an in-home inspection at 1-888-826-2451 or fill in the short form on this page.
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