Energy-efficient windows can save you hundreds of dollars every year on utility bills. They will also help in maintaining the comfort of your home and its protection against harsh elements. When shopping for new windows, you need to be aware of the construction and possible cost-saving benefits.
Today, it’s not practical to purchase replacement windows or doors with plain glass. The glass offers your home no protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause fading of carpet, furniture and artwork. These units won’t provide your home as much insulation, making your heater and air conditioner work harder to keep your home comfortable. Renewal by Andersen® only uses glass construction certified for durability by the world’s leading organizations of insulating glass engineering and manufacturing.
An insulated glass unit (IGU) is made of at least two pieces of glass sandwiched together with a thermal spacer and then filled with argon or krypton gas. These non-toxic gases are denser than air and act as barriers to stop harmful UV rays and extreme temperatures from entering your home. An IGU will prevent the heated or cooled air from escaping.
You don’t have to worry about the gases used in IGUs since they are already part of the air you breathe. They help reduce heat transfer between panes and prevent condensation. Moreover, windows are carefully sealed to prevent gas leaks.
Low-E glass will maximize the energy efficiency of your windows by preventing the transference of heat, cold and sunlight into your indoor spaces. The more barriers that separate the inside of your home from the outside, the more protection you have against heat gain or loss.
For high-quality door and window replacement services, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio. Call us at (419) 931-6970, or complete our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Findlay, OH.