Understanding Window Environmental Standards in NJ & NY

Environmental Window Standards New Jersey New York

The Homeowner’s Guide to Industry Standards: Part 1

Understanding Window Environmental Standards in NJ & NY

Giving our homeowners every resource possible to make good decisions is a part of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors’ commitment to building lasting relationships. For the next six weeks, we’ll publish a series of articles about window and door industry standards. We believe this information will help you compare replacement windows and patio doors for efficiently, and ensure you make wise investment choices for your future.

Let’s start our guide with a discussion about sustainability and environmental standards.

Protecting our Natural Resources

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s parent company, the Andersen Corporation, sets a high bar for protecting our natural resources. With a cradle-to-grave policy that includes designing home windows that enhance energy-efficiency to recovering wood from the manufacturing process to create our patented Fibrex frame materials, Andersen strives to deliver home improvement products that make life more enjoyable for customers without compromising our planet. By building products designed to last decades, the company plays a vital role in saving homeowners money on utility bills and short-term replacement costs while reducing landfill waste. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro also assumes responsibility for disposing of your old windows removed, so you never have to worry about finding a recycle center, or go to the expense of cleaning up after the installation is complete.

Sustainability, Environmental Standards & Historic Preservation

During historic home preservation projects, homeowners often struggle with balancing a need to improve energy-efficiency, and maintaining original design and style features. While modern glass manufacturing processes and new composite materials have dramatically improved energy-efficiency, older homes often have some architectural features that lay the foundation for preserving a historic building and enhancing energy-efficiency performance simultaneously.

For example, weather permitting, operable windows allow natural cooling while natural light sources reduce the need for artificial lighting. When considering which type of replacement window to install during a historic home renovation, it is important to consult local, state and federal agencies for guidelines before purchasing your windows. The goal of restoration is to maintain the original appearance and characteristics.

Optimally, the National Park Service prefers original wood windows be repaired when updated a historic building. However, keep in mind that lost energy finds its way out of your home through the glass and via gaps around the frame and sash. When old wood windows are too far gone for repair and replacement is the only option choosing replacement windows that offer superior energy-efficiency is vital to maintaining designated status.

Environmental Stewardship & Replacement Windows

Whether you are updating a registered historic home, or simply tired of dealing with worn out, energy-draining windows, window glass and frame choices matter. Modern manufacturing techniques, innovative technology applied to glass in the factory and superior frame materials all strengthen environmental stewardship practices. Low-E glass solutions today reduce heat transfer during warm weather and allow homeowners to maximize natural light during colder months, both reducing the energy costs and environmental burden associated with heating and cooling your home.

Energy Star labeled windows meet or exceed strict industry standards. According to Energy.gov, “When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs.” Reducing those costs also reduce the demand upon natural resources needed to heat, cool and light your home. You can personally control your environmental footprint and window performance by installing replacement windows designed to enhance energy-efficiency intentionally selected for our climate and your home setting.

Explore Sustainable Replacement Windows for Your New Jersey or New York Home

We are committed to protecting our natural resources and helping homeowners improve energy-efficiency. To learn more about selecting high-performance replacement windows and patio doors that meet or exceed all industry standards talk to a window specialist today. Simply fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451.


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