Protecting the environment not only entails separating the non-biodegradable from the biodegradable in your trash bin. Today, there are so many ways to do so and some these start literally from your own home: windows.
As the leading contractor in our area, at Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico, we believe that your windows can contribute to a greener home through the following ways:
The effectiveness of your replacement windows depends on its material. For instance, a wood frame may be good in insulation, but it expands and contracts depending on the weather. Aluminum is light, strong, and maintenance-free, but it conducts heat rapidly. There is no material without a flaw, so the challenge is to pick one with a flaw you can accept. As for the glass, pick the one with the most benefits.
Renewal by Andersen windows are made with the Fibrex® frame and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. The frame contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight. Such reclaimed wood is from our parent Andersen Corporation’s wood manufacturing facility. The glass, on the other hand, contains an advanced coating that reduces water spots up to 99%. The coating simply needs to be activated by sunlight upon installation.
When you extend the life of products you use in your home, there won’t be a need to invest on replacements made with new materials. This is why you need to use your windows as long as it is still working properly through proper maintenance and good warranty. This usually depends on the window contractor. In our case, we offer warranty beyond industry standards. Our product comes with a 20-year non-prorated warranty for the frame and glass and a 10-year warranty for accessories other than glass. We also stand by our workmanship with our 2-year limited warranty.
3. Indoor Air Quality
Some building materials in your home release toxins through evaporation and this can continue for years after installation. As one of the top five health hazards in the US, poor indoor quality should not be caused by your windows. Renewal By Andersen takes pride in being the only window company to have the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. Such certification entails passing the strictest indoor air emission standard and meeting the California Section 01350 specifications.
4. Energy Usage
You will be more proud with your energy spending with energy-efficient window replacement. Our standard High-Performance Low-E4 glass is 41% more energy-efficient than standard glass and our High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™ glass option is the enhanced version, boasting 70% more efficiency. By investing in these types of windows, homeowners can actually save up to 25% on their energy bills.
For free estimates, call us today at (505) 395-5120. We serve Albuquerque, NM, and surrounding areas in