If your windows are old, cracked, and drafty, then they may be causing higher energy consumption. Investing in replacement windows can reduce your energy bills, make your home more comfortable, and transform its appearance. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico explains what you need to know:
Replacement window installation takes three approaches: sash only, insert windows, and full-window replacements. Full window replacements involve taking out the entire window unit, including the exterior trim, casings, sash, and frame. Inserts or retro-fit window replacements use the existing window frame. The window frame needs to be square and in good condition for this method. Sash-only replacement kits are quick and easy to install. They also feature new jamb and sash liners for better window operation.
Energy-efficient bow windows and other window types usually have two layers of glass with insulating gases that fill the space in between. These gases act as a heat flow barrier. Common gas fills include krypton, argon, or a combination. Window gas fills are slow-moving and viscous so they conduct less heat compared with air. Industry experts call windows with two panes of glass double-paned or dual-paned. On the other hand, windows with three panes of glass and two insulating chambers are called triple-glazed windows.
In addition to insulating glass fills, replacement windows have reflective coatings. For instance, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows have spectrally selective multi-layer low emissivity coatings. These maximize the amount of visible light that enters the window while reflecting unwanted heat away. This can keep your indoor temperature stable and reduce both your cooling and heating costs. Our windows can help you save up to 25% of your energy bills depending on the weather and your home’s structure.
Our durable, beautiful, and energy-efficient replacement windows can save you money and make your home look more appealing. We offer all the popular window types including bay, bow, casement, sliding, specialty, double-hung, and picture windows. We also provide excellent customer service and one of the strongest window warranties in the industry. We serve many areas, including Albuquerque, Taos, and Santa Fe. Call us at (505) 395-5120 to learn more about replacement windows. You can also ask for a free estimate.