How Renewal by Andersen® Windows Can Make Your Home “Greener”

More homeowners are realizing the benefits of eco-friendly home improvements and are including green options as a factor when making their choices. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island discusses how our replacement windows can help make your home greener.

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One aspect of sustainability is choosing building components that have long life spans. Consider the amount of waste that’s generated when roofing, siding or windows are replaced. Furthermore, consider how much of it can end up in the local landfill. Choosing products with a longer life span can help slow down the rate that landfills are filled. Combined with proper disposal methods and choosing to recycle at every opportunity, only a small amount of waste will ultimately end up in the landfill.

Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are expected to last for more than 35 years, longer than most other types of replacement windows available today. When you choose our replacement windows, you may only ever need to do this once in your lifetime. Also, our cleanup process includes hauling and properly disposing of our clients’ discarded windows, separating recyclable content where possible.

Energy Efficiency

An energy-efficient home should have a properly insulated enclosure that consists of the exterior walls, the roof and all the fenestrations – that is, the entry doors, the skylights and the windows. Poorly insulated windows can allow heat to pass through between interior and exterior spaces, resulting in heat loss during heating seasons and heat gain during cooling seasons. The heating and air conditioning systems consume more energy from the grid, which is energy that’s mostly generated from fossil fuels. Choosing ENERGY STAR®-certified replacement windows can help reduce your energy consumption and, consequently, your carbon footprint.

Responsible Manufacturing

Renewal by Andersen is a recipient of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for having the highest level of recycled content in our products. Our Fibrex® window frames contain up to 40% wood fiber by weight, which is sourced from discarded wood trimmings at Andersen® Corporation’s facilities. Likewise, our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass contains up to 12% reclaimed glass content by weight.

Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island provides window replacement services to customers in Long Island and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (631) 977-7792 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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