Some home improvement projects end up falling short due to poor decision-making of the homeowner. If you’re thinking about a window replacement project, do your due diligence to make your investment pay off.
As the trusted name in window replacement Portland, OR, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland wants to share the key areas to focus on to ensure your new windows will perform to maximum efficiency. Here’s what you need to know:
Glazing and Coating
The glazing is the number of glass panes the window has. The standard is double glazing, especially in our Northwest climate. Two sheets of glass are better than one because they’re filled with a high-insulating gas to minimize heat transfer.
On the other hand, a low-E coating is responsible for blocking the undesirable rays from the sun. A spectrally selective Low-E coating is smart enough to filter out just the types of radiation that cause overheating indoors and solar damage, while allowing plenty of sunshine through for better view and daylighting.
The advanced technology behind our replacement windows in Portland allows them to outperform other products today. We use argon gas for fill and stainless steel spacers to resist thermal transfer significantly for a long period.
Of all our glass packages, our most efficient solution, the High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, perform 70% and 45% more efficient than the standard dual-pane glass in summer and winter, respectively.
Performance means nothing without longevity. Certain windows outlive others simply because of their material. Unfortunately, there are those who tend to lose the fight against nature quickly, causing their efficiency to diminish fast.
At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, our very own Fibrex® trumps many of the popular materials today. Twice as strong as vinyl, it retains its rigidity and stability with extreme temperature changes. Unlike wood, it resists any kinds of wear and develops no gap for energy leakage over time. With its peerless durability, expect its incredible insulating performance to remain at a high level for years to come.
Even if you buy the toughest and most efficient windows, they will still require superior installation. Leave your remodel to the pros to get your replacement fixtures installed flawlessly.
Our start-to-finish window replacement in Portland ensures the job will be done excellently. We’ll custom-build your products to expedite their installation and keep the chances of leak to a minimum. Our team will add additional insulation to cover the tiny gaps around your wall openings and cover it with trim that matches your new windows.
Consult Renewal by Andersen of Portland about your window replacement project to ensure your investment pays off. Call us now at (503) 419-3960, and schedule your free in-home consultation.