Our Response to Today’s Energy and Environmental ChallengesFebruary 26, 2019
As America’s most trusted window company, Renewal by Andersen® offers the quality you want with the personal service you deserve. Homeowners in Hudson Valley and Capital Region areas can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York to take advantage of the most advanced products that the company has developed in its long, distinguished history.
Apart from providing top-notch professional installations and customer service, our company remains committed to being a steward for a greener and more sustainable environment. Through our exceptional products, we are able to respond to today’s energy and environmental challenges. Read on as we discuss five of the top environmental and energy challenges we face today and how we’re responding to them.
Using Energy the Smart Way
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an average home utilizes more energy and emits more carbon than the average motor vehicle. Windows, in fact, account for as much as 40% of an average home’s annual HVAC usage costs.
Our high-quality replacement windows don’t just enhance your home’s beauty; they also help lower your home’s energy consumption. As we incorporate the latest energy and material technology into our products, we continue to redefine the industry to help households use energy in smarter, more efficient ways.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
Studies have shown that the quality of air is much worse indoors than outdoors. This is largely due to the process of off-gassing, in which toxins are released from building materials through evaporation. It continues to happen long after a building is constructed.
Given the fact that 90% of our lives are spent indoors, it is not a good thing to be breathing in these chemicals. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of irritations and infections of the respiratory tract. That’s one reason why our products are responsibly manufactured.
As your local window contractor, we are proud to say that our replacement windows and doors are certified to meet the strictest indoor air emission standards in the U.S. We and our parent company Andersen Corporation are the only window companies to garner the Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification from the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).
Using Sustainable Materials
Modern manufacturing takes into account the reduction of waste byproducts. As much as possible, our company puts a premium on recycling in all our manufacturing processes. We focus our efforts mostly on the frame material and the glass to help conserve precious natural resources.
The products that our window company offers are equipped with Fibrex®, a composite material that contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight and 60% proprietary polymer. Most of the wood fiber is reclaimed from our parent company’s wood window manufacturing facilities. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, meanwhile, is made from a minimum of 12% reclaimed glass by weight. The material has an innovative coating that blocks harmful UV rays and reduces water spots up to 99%.
Making Our Products Last a Lifetime
Construction waste takes up a huge amount of landfill space across the country. Older windows tend end up in landfills, but at Renewal by Andersen, we offer products that can last a lifetime.
When you work with your local Renewal by Andersen window contractor, you can be sure that your new units are backed by the strongest warranties in the business. This is because we’re so confident in the longevity of our products.
Renewing and Preserving Old Homes
Achieving energy efficiency benefits homes a great deal. Property values increase. The neighborhood becomes livable, and, more importantly, older homes become relevant once more. In fact, Green Seal® estimates that if all windows in the country were as energy efficient as ours, people may save up to 2.5 percent of yearly energy consumption.
When we install replacement windows in old homes, customers can expect complete thermal performance. We help them avoid the problem of drafts, as well as boost indoor insulation for better indoor comfort during extreme weather conditions.
Fortunately, we are not alone in our commitment to sustainability. We’re happy to have partners that help us move forward toward our ultimate goal: to make the planet healthier.
For example, our company continuously supports the initiatives of ENERGY STAR®. Ever noticed the blue labels found in appliances and the windows that you buy? When you choose our products for your window replacement project, you’re choosing products approved by the organization. You can rest assured ours have the trusted seal of energy efficiency.
Renewal by Andersen also supports the efforts of the National Fenestration Rating Council or NFRC. Like ENERGY STAR, this organization provides accurate and credible window performance ratings. We are proud to say that the products that we offer meet their rigorous requirements. By displaying the NFRC label on our windows, we help homeowners choose the right product to maximize energy efficiency in their specific local climate.
Our window company is also a proud member of the Alliance to Save Energy, the country’s foremost energy efficiency coalition. One of the main goals of this organization is to promote products that enhance energy efficiency to the benefit of both homeowners and businesses.
When you work with us, you don’t just boost your home’s functionality and beauty. You’re also helping make the environment better. Expect professional installation that comes with our beautiful and highly-efficient replacement windows and doors.
Experience home improvement like no other by turning to the leading window contractor in the area— Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York. Give us a call at (866) 479-1700 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free, in-home consultation.