More homeowners are incorporating environmentally friendly designs into their remodeling plans. The good news is, there are many ways to go green without compromising aesthetics, comfort and long-term performance. For example, Renewal by Andersen® Midwest shares a look at how our replacement windows can help make your home greener.
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are among the most energy-efficient replacement windows on the market, bearing certifications from ENERGY STAR®. One of their immediate benefits is the energy savings derived from their insulative qualities. Energy-efficient replacement windows help reduce thermal transfer, which helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures and keep indoor heating and cooling requirements at minimum.
Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass and Fibrex® material frames make this possible, thanks to their insulative qualities. With less reliance on energy from the grid – which is generated from fossil-based fuel – our replacement windows can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Our High-Performance Low-E4 glass packages have been proven to be so effective that our replacement French patio doors and sliding doors are also equipped with them.
Remodeling projects generate a lot of waste material at one time, and, sometimes, even with improper disposal, it can significantly increase trash to landfills. Sustainable products (products with long lifespans) help slow this down by increasing the time between remodeling projects. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows fit the bill: in addition to longer expected service lives, we also have some of the best limited warranty coverage in the industry. Additionally, we do our part in helping reduce landfill waste by properly disposing of our customers’ old windows ourselves.
Our replacement windows have received certification from the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for containing the highest recycled content among all window replacement products. Our Fibrex frames are manufactured with up to 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight. These wood fibers come from wood trimmings sourced from our woodworking facilities and are processed with polymer to create Fibrex. Our High-Performance Low-E4 glass packages also contain up to 12% reclaimed glass by weight.