With more and more homeowners looking for more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions, the list of “green” options is at an all-time high. One of the best ways to make your home a bit greener is by replacing your old windows with new ones. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as this fact has been proven time and again.
Here are four ways replacement windows can help you go green.
New windows help increase energy efficiency. Most windows today consist of modern features engineered to promote greener homes. Low-emissivity (low-E) glass significantly reduces the amount of heat coming from the outside, helping your HVAC systems to not work as hard. Fibrex® composite frame material by Renewal by Andersen® also boasts better thermal resistance compared to regular window frames. This means upgrading to windows with multiple panes and protective coatings is a huge step up from old, rusty units.
New windows don’t have complex problems. When homes use more energy than they should, they’re left with large carbon footprints. Old windows often have poor insulation, putting more strain on the HVAC system. As a result, your home’s electric consumption increases dramatically. Hiring a window contractor to install new windows can help boost insulation, effectively reducing your home’s environmental impact.
New windows minimize waste. Many manufacturers today like Renewal by Andersen of San Diego use recycled materials for their products. It helps Mother Nature in two ways: first, it means new windows no longer use as many raw materials as in the past. Second, since windows are recycled, they help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
New windows require less maintenance. Having old windows means that they may require a new layer of paint or coatings that could contribute to ground pollution. Fortunately, today’s windows are fairly low-maintenance, requiring nothing more than clean water to keep them dirt-free.
Go green with help from the leading window company in the region: Renewal by Andersen of San Diego. To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (858) 877-5172, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas.