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How the Right Replacement Windows Can Make Your Home Greener

More homeowners are incorporating eco-friendly products into their home improvement plans. Replacement windows are a great way to make your home greener, and in today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin shares how this is possible.

How the Right Replacement Windows Can Make Your Home Greener

Energy Efficiency

Windows are part of the energy envelope, an enclosure that also consists of the roof, exterior walls, and entry doors. All parts of the energy envelope are insulated, which helps reduce heat transference from both sides. A properly-insulated energy envelope can help maintain consistent indoor temperatures and reduce your home’s heating and cooling requirements.

In addition to energy savings, reduced energy consumption through energy-efficient custom windows can help keep your reliance on energy from the grid—which is generated using fossil fuels—down to a minimum. Lower consumption of grid-based energy means a lower carbon footprint and a greener home.

Sustainability

One of the problems with most types of home improvements is the amount of waste material they generate. The more often such improvements are made, the faster the local landfill gets filled. Products made with sustainable materials—that is, products with long life spans—can help keep your home improvements few and far in between. This can help slow down the rate local landfills get filled. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows belong in this category, thanks to its expected life span of over 35 years. We also do our part in helping keep waste material out of landfills by properly disposing of old, discarded ourselves.

Responsible Manufacturing

Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows are certified by the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for having the highest level of recycled content among other products in the same category. Our Fibrex® material frames contain up to 40% wood fiber by weight, reclaimed from trimmings sourced from Andersen® Corporation’s woodworking facilities in Minnesota. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options are likewise manufactured responsibly, with up to 12% reclaimed glass content by weight. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Austin is your leading provider of popular replacement window styles, including sliding windows. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Georgetown, Texas, and surrounding communities.

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