According to research by the Green Proving Ground Program, up to 23% of the energy used by utility systems is lost through inefficient windows. If you have old and damaged windows that are over a decade old, then you might be paying higher energy bills than you should. We recommend getting a window replacement in Portland, from us.
In the first installment of our special two-part blog, we discuss the energy-efficient features of our windows’ insulating glass packages.
Our windows have two panes of glass with an insulating gas in between. Renewal by Andersen® uses two sealants: specially formulated silicone and compressed butyl. They also use a precise sealing process that creates a more robust seal and a longer service life for our windows. They make sure that the sealants have a clean surface to adhere to, greatly reducing the risk of seal failure.
Argon Gas Blend
As an expert in window replacement in Portland, OR, we understand the importance of the right insulating gas blend. Our windows have an inert argon gas blend between the two panes. This blend is slow moving and viscous, which reduces heat transfer and minimizes convective currents. Our argon gas blend makes our windows a better insulator.
Renewal by Andersen also calculated and used the optimal distance between glass panes. Panes that are too close together have poor energy efficiency, while panes that are too far away promote convection. The width between our glass panes provides the best thermal performance.
Renewal by Andersen also uses a low conductivity stainless steel spacer. Steel is stronger than aluminum and resists heat transfer better. Its durability reduces the risk of energy loss, seal failure, and air infiltration. Its strength also allows the use of a thinner spacer that conducts less energy.
Lastly, all of our window glass feature a spectrally selective multi-layer low emissivity coating on each surface. This coating reflects heat and UV rays, keeping your home’s interior temperature stable and comfortable all year-round. This reduces the workload on your utility systems, leading to greater savings on your energy bills. Additionally, our glass exterior also has metal oxide coatings that reduce water spots and make them easy to clean.
Our replacement windows in Portland can save you significant amounts of money and make your home more relaxing and comfortable. In addition, Renewal by Andersen manufactures our window frames from strong, durable, and energy-efficient Fibrex® material. This material complements our window glass and reduces the risk of energy leaks.
Call us at (503) 419-3960 to learn more about our energy-efficient windows. You can also request a free estimate. Check out part two of this blog series where we’ll talk about the benefits of our glass packages.