Window replacements are meant to give your home an upgrade not only in looks, but also in energy efficiency. There are many replacement products on the market today, primarily aimed at those who are having performance problems with old windows.
Your reasons for getting replacement windows in Omaha, NE, can range from the absence of energy efficiency to the presence of harmful fumes being released by old windows. As getting new windows can affect your home’s value, you should never settle for imitations or cheap materials that may lead to more problems. Your best option is to call Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln, and get windows that will give your home more energy efficiency for a long time.
But what is the secret behind the popular energy efficiency of a Renewal by Andersen window replacement in Omaha? It’s a combination of the following components:
Renewal by Andersen uses High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass in all of our windows as standard. It’s 45% more energy-efficient during winter and 56% more in summer when compared to regular dual pane glass. You have more options: High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™, and High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun™. Our SmartSun™ glass is 47% more energy-efficient in winter and 70% more in summer, and it blocks up to 95% of the UV rays that hit your home. Sun™ glass gives you our highest rating against solar heat gain to keep your home cooler even during the warmest days.
A low-conductivity stainless steel spacer is present in every window replacement in Omaha, NE. Other manufacturers use aluminum spacers, even plastic. Stainless steel is much better at resisting heat transfer and is much stronger than aluminum so less material is used yet it keeps the glass more stable. Seals can break if the spacer is not stable or cannot last long enough.
Argon Gas Blend
Many manufacturers use only air to fill the space between the dual pane glass. This is a remnant of the practice when dual pane was first used in the 1950s. Some use carbon dioxide and Freon, but aside from the tendency to discolor, this is easily a concern when the seal fails. Renewal by Andersen uses an inert argon gas blend. It improves the window’s thermal performance without the disadvantages of air, carbon dioxide and Freon, or the high cost of krypton.
Those are the three primary reasons Renewal by Andersen replacement windows really work. If you want to experience the difference our windows make, give us a call today at (402) 513-2828 and we’ll be glad to give you a free estimate.