Stop Energy Leaks by Replacing Your Bay Windows

Bay windows are a great way to make your home look larger, increase its value and fill your space with natural light. Unfortunately, your showpiece could also be draining your home of its energy, leading to high bills. Luckily, your bay windows can be replaced by beautiful new and energy-efficient bay windows from Renewal by Andersen®.

Determining if Your Windows are Energy Efficient

There are several factors that you can use to determine how energy-efficient your bay windows are.

  • Check the rating. The U-Factor measures the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower the U-Factor, the slower heat flows through a window, and the more energy efficient it is. Many windows have a rating label on them.
  • Look at the window frame. A window will generally be set in wood, aluminum or vinyl material. Wood frames are often the least energy efficient, with aluminum frames falling somewhere in the middle and vinyl frames offering the highest level of energy-efficiency. Fibrex®, Renewal by Andersen’s own wood-vinyl composite, allows for a longer lifespan and easy-to-clean surface.
  • Have any additional technologies been incorporated? Heat-resistant coatings, tinting and gas fills all up the energy-efficiency of your windows. Though these technologies are not always easily detectable, reviewing installation paperwork can help you determine if your windows are causing energy leaks.

The Benefits of New Bay Windows

As window technology increases, so does the level of energy-efficiency that windows provide. A bay window allows natural light to flood your rooms, reducing the need for artificial lighting. By choosing energy-efficient bay windows, you’ll watch your energy bills dip even further.

The right windows will reduce air leakage, keeping your climate-controlled air in and the outside elements out. While considering window replacement might seem like an expensive prospect, upgrading to energy-efficient windows can pay for itself many times over, in a short period of time.

Choosing the Perfect Design

Deciding to go with energy-efficient bay windows doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal style. Renewal by Andersen offers many options for bay and bow windows to suit your taste and energy-efficiency needs. Use our online window visualizer to preview different looks from an indoor and outdoor view.

If you still need help deciding which window will work best, our team of design experts will provide you with a complimentary in-home window consultation. You can also view our styles in person, by visiting one of our Renewal by Andersen Midwest showrooms. You are sure to find just the option you are looking for.

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