The world as we know it is undergoing a dramatic change, and, at times, you may even want to help Mother Nature in every way you can. You can try to minimize your energy waste, opt for biodegradable products or even just segregate your trash properly. But did you know that choosing better windows can help make a positive impact on the environment?
Value for Money
Homeowners may question how different the pricing of green windows is compared to regular ones. However, different factors come into play as a lot of these result in big savings in the long run. Installation fees remain the same as the process is the same, helping you cut down on your expenditures. Besides being cost-effective, green windows help increase energy efficiency by 30% or more.
The value of going green isn’t ideally measured in dollars and cents. Investing in green replacement windows helps increase the overall comfort of your home, making the air you breathe in cleaner and, thus, creating a healthier and comfortable environment.
Why Get Green Windows?
Replacing single-pane windows with double-paned ones can reduce heating costs by 15%, amounting to around $2,000 worth of savings during a window’s lifetime. These windows come with low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings that prevent heat loss during the winter and reduce heat from escaping your home in the summer, making your home comfortable year-round. Not only do green windows help with energy savings, but they also come in some of the most attractive styles in the market today.
Here at Renewal by Andersen®, we offer Fibrex® frames that combine the durability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl materials.
Fibrex window frames are better for the following reasons:
- Durability – Fibrex is made out of reclaimed wood fiber, making it very durable and environmentally friendly. This means that it has narrower frames, resulting in more glass area. Vinyl frames are thicker, which causes less glass area.
- Low maintenance – Fibrex doesn’t require scraping or painting. It rarely contracts and expands, even with extreme temperature swings. This means that we can offer dark colors that vinyl materials can’t handle due to its heat resistance.
In need of quality replacement windows? Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio to handle your window needs. Call us at (419) 931-6970, or fill out our free in-home consultation form. We serve Bowling Green, Perrysburg and the Sylvania, OH, region.