As winter approaches, you might want to consider investing in energy-efficient windows for your home. They can help lower your monthly energy expenses and make your home more comfortable. Read on as your trusted window replacement experts from Renewal by Andersen® of Portland explain how energy-efficient windows work.
The Energy Envelope
Every home has an “energy envelope” that comprises the roof, attic, exterior walls and the fenestrations: doors, skylights and – of course – windows. If any of these components is not properly insulated, energy will seep out of your home, reducing your home’s energy efficiency.
Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
Windows and patio doors are more difficult to insulate than siding and roofing due to the fact that they’re built with glass. Traditional windows with single-panel glass allow heat transference, which results in cold drafts in the winter and a hot, stuffy interior in the summer.
This is where energy-efficient replacement windows come into play. These windows feature dual-panel window glass, like our own High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which eliminates contact between interior and exterior surfaces, minimizing conduction. When combined with insulated window frames (like our Fibrex® material frames), the windows deliver excellent energy-efficiency. Low-emissivity (Low E) glass coatings block heat from the sun. This lets you enjoy the benefits of natural light without worrying about heat transfer.
Other Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows
In addition to keeping you comfortable, energy-efficient replacement windows also help you save on your energy costs. Energy-efficient windows help maintain a stable indoor temperature, which reduces the burden on your HVAC system, resulting in lower energy bills.
To learn more about our energy-efficient replacement windows, call Renewal by Andersen of Portland today at (503) 419-3960. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Lake Oswego, Salem and Portland, OR.