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Understanding the ENERGY STAR® Label

April 25th, 2019 by

In an effort to promote efficient energy use in homes and businesses nationwide, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Department of Energy compiled a comprehensive list showing the energy utilization performance of different appliances, furnishings and devices. Thus, in 1992, ENERGY STAR® was born.

What Makes a Sunroom a Sunroom?

April 17th, 2019 by

All things considered, sunrooms are fairly simple. They provide your home with an extended living area that can serve as a lounge, a visitor’s space, or, with the right window replacement, a nice and cozy corner to relax and enjoy some sunshine. There are a few different types of sunrooms and you’ll hear different

Can You Steam Clean Your Windows?

April 10th, 2019 by

Steam is just water in its vapor state. This makes it one of the worst ways to clean wooden windows, as extended exposure to moisture can warp and damage the wood. Luckily, our replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Portland are framed with our exclusive Fibrex® material, an ultra-durable composite of

Child-Proofing Your Windows

April 3rd, 2019 by

At Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, our replacement windows are not just beautiful, durable and energy efficient, they are also extremely safe. In today’s post, we share some safety tips to help keep your home and your windows accident-free for your children.

Sliding vs. French Patio Doors: An Overview

March 29th, 2019 by

Choosing your patio door style seems simple enough as you only have two options: French doors or sliding doors. However, with both options offering so many advantages, the decision might be harder than you expected. In today’s post, patio door installation expert Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares an

Easy-to-Clean Features of Our Replacement Windows

March 27th, 2019 by

Keeping your windows clean doesn’t have to be difficult. Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares an in-depth look at the features that make our replacement windows easy to clean and maintain.

Reducing Water Spots With High-Performance™ Low-E4® Glass

March 25th, 2019 by

Water spotting on windows is one of the most common problems homeowners have to deal with. These spots are notoriously hard to remove on glass surfaces, as well as on bathroom fixtures. In this blog, window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Portland discusses how to address water spots on windows.

Fibrex® Part 2: Advantages Over Wood and Vinyl

March 22nd, 2019 by

In the previous installation of this two-part blog, we discussed the benefits of our replacement windows made Fibrex® material frames, particularly the durable, factory-applied colors and finishes. In this next installment, we discuss how our Fibrex material frames fare against wood and vinyl.

Fibrex® Part 1: Benefits of Factory-Applied Colors

March 20th, 2019 by

Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows feature frames and sashes made with our exclusive Fibrex® materials. One of the defining characteristics of this innovative composite material is the durable exterior finishes it can come with. In this first part of this two-part blog, Renewal by Andersen of Portland

Understanding Renewal by Andersen® Patio Door Locks

March 20th, 2019 by

Patio doors are a favorite entry point for burglars. Basic units, especially sliding systems, usually have basic locks, making them an easy target for intrusion. At Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, we put a lot of thought into the design of our locking mechanisms. In addition to an exterior lock, which is a