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Reasons to Invest in Replacement Windows With Low-E Glass

Reasons to Invest in Replacement Windows With Low-E Glass

Many people don’t realize that with the right windows, they can enjoy all the benefits of sunlight while at the same time improving energy efficiency to higher comfort levels. Bathing a home’s interior with natural light can also create a brighter and airier interior feel. However, increasing the amount of light coming through your windows is not an advantage if your current windows don’t have thermally efficient features. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen of Alaska offers replacement windows with highly efficient low-emissivity glass. Learn how this innovative feature can help maintain a cozy indoor space throughout the winter months. How Low-E Glass Improves Your Home’s Comfort Level Renewal by Andersen® windows come with low-emissivity (low-E) glass, which helps to conserve energy within the home. It does this by reflecting interior heat back into the home instead of allowing it to be transmitted through the glass, providing greater insulative value and negating some of the heating costs associated with frigid Alaskan winters. Plus, low-E glass lessens sound penetration to keep your home’s atmosphere more peaceful. Our newest low-E glass option, SmartSun™ glass, is our most energy-efficient glass option. Compared to ordinary dual-pane glass, SmartSun glass is 47% more energy-efficient in winter! Enjoy More Sunlight & Less Window Frame Another benefit of Renewal by Andersen windows is the larger glass area that you get with every window. Thanks to the strength of Fibrex® composite, the frames of Renewal by Andersen windows can be narrower without compromising the performance of the window. A thinner frame means more glass and a better view! During the winter, you can enjoy more natural light without compromising your home’s energy efficiency...
4 Features of Energy-Efficient Windows

4 Features of Energy-Efficient Windows

Windows are not only architectural elements of your home; they can also help drive your utility cost down. With the right materials, your windows can help lower your cooling and heating bills. Your trusted window installers from Renewal by Andersen® of Alaska list four features of energy-efficient windows. 1. Frame Wood is the go-to option for many homeowners who want to preserve the Old World look of their living space. This material, however, is prone to rot, which isn’t good news if you’re looking for a long-term solution. As an alternative, people have switched to vinyl. The downside is that it doesn’t insulate, unlike wood. To get the strength of wood and the low-maintenance feature of vinyl, switch to unconventional composite materials like Fibrex®. This material combines the best features of vinyl and wood, giving you the best of both worlds. 2. Glass Most replacement windows nowadays come with low-emissivity (low-E) glass. It has a special coating that blocks certain amounts of ultraviolet rays that can heat up the interior without tarnishing the view. This is good news if you want to keep your home cozy without pushing your HVAC system to work twice as hard. 3. Double Glazing Double glazing is the use of two panes of glass to create a buffer zone, which provides a better barrier against the outside temperature than single-paned windows. 4. Gas Fill Window manufacturers use inert glass to fill the space between double-paned windows. Argon is one of the most popular gas fill used in many replacement windows today. It provides insulation, which can keep your home comfortable and thermally efficient. Turn...
Window Grille Patterns for Every Home

Window Grille Patterns for Every Home

Many homeowners are looking for a way to make their windows stand out even more. By adding decorative grilles to your windows, you can create a bold statement for your living space. Renewal by Andersen® of Alaska, one of the leading window installers in the area, shares some window grille patterns that match your home’s theme.  American Farmhouse This type of home is popular for its traditional yet simple design. It has a classic, vernacular look that’s perfect for those who want to emphasize functionality. To add character to this home design, you can use Colonial grille patterns that emphasize your double-hung windows. You can choose how many squares to add to each sash, depending on your preference. Craftsman Bungalow Craftsman bungalow homes first emerged in the early 20th century. They have exposed rafter tails with a combination of materials like bricks and asphalt shingles. Casement and double-hung windows with two vertical grilles often grace this home style. The farmhouse grille pattern is perfect for this home style because of its straightforward design. Georgian-Federal Style With its symmetrical facade, Georgian-Federal homes can sport the Colonial grille pattern well. That’s because of its theme that revolves around classic proportions. Double-hung replacement windows are often embellished with multiple-square grille pattern to give them a unique appearance. Prairie Home Windows are an important design element for this type of home. It uses long bands of windows and trims to evoke the prairie landscape. Its windows are also often unobstructed, with grilles only running along the side to frame the glass. Entrust your window replacement project to Renewal by Andersen of Alaska. We...
Improve Your Home With Renewal by Andersen®️ of Alaska

Improve Your Home With Renewal by Andersen®️ of Alaska

Welcome to Renewal by Andersen®️ of Alaska’s blog. Here, you’ll learn all about the latest trends and developments in the window and door industry, plus handy tips. As one of the top door and window installers in Anchorage, we aim to help homeowners make more informed decisions about home improvement projects. This way, you can maintain more beautiful, comfortable and energy-efficient home. About Renewal by Andersen®️ of Alaska Since 2015, we have been providing Alaska homeowners with high-quality solutions to their home improvement needs. Our commitment to client satisfaction sets us apart from other contractors. Here are some of the distinctions we’ve earned: Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ Rating Best of Houzz 2016 Service Award Angie’s List 2015 and 2016 Super Service Award ENERGY STAR®️ Partner of the Year Award 2017 Big 50 Remodeling Award from Hanley Wood and Remodeling Magazine Retailer of the Year Award from Andersen®️ Renewal by Andersen Homeowner Satisfaction Award 2015 The Best Replacement Windows and Doors Renewal by Andersen of Alaska offers the highest-quality window and door options available today. Our windows come in a wide selection of styles, from classic double-hung and casement windows, to sleek picture and gliding windows. All our replacement windows are fully customizable with your choice of color, hardware finish and grille pattern. What truly sets them apart is the advanced materials we use in the manufacturing process: Fibrex®️: This composite frame material exclusive to Renewal by Andersen combines the best features of other framing materials, such as wood’s strength and excellent insulation and vinyl’s low-maintenance nature. Because of Fibrex’s durability, we can build windows...

Cold climate windows & doors

Climate-resistant building materials are a must when renovating a home. Freezing temperatures will distort, dry out, shatter, and otherwise destroy many things. And if your doors and windows aren’t suited to the cold, you’ll burn hundreds and thousands of dollars on heating bills. So what are the best cold climate windows & doors for your Alaskan home? Let’s find out. Best Cold Climate Doors for Alaska There are three primary considerations for your cold climate door: insulation, weather sealing, and a sturdy material that won’t warp in the cold. Steel and fiberglass are ideal building materials for doors as they’re less likely to warp and become damaged by extreme temperatures. They can be filled with thermally efficient insulating material to provide a much-appreciated respite to your heating bills over winter. ProVia doors are excellent examples of cold weather doors. Their steel or fiberglass frames are packed with excellent insulating material. Their weather seals are the best on the market, designed to withstand the harshest environments. You can even get ProVia doors with large glass sections without compromising on insulation or weather resistance and can style them to suit any home. And, of course, they’re excellent, sturdy, secure doors to ensure the safety of your family at home. Best Cold Climate Windows for Alaska Here’s the short version: For the best cold weather windows in Alaska, you’ll want double pane windows with SunSmart glass and a Fibrex frame. Why? Double pane glass provides additional insulation to your home. Glass itself is a poor insulator and will let heat in and out fairly easily. Double pane glass creates a pocket of gas between the glass that acts as...

What’s the Best Window for Alaskan Weather?

Alaska is renowned for its nature. Part of that is its infamous winters of blistering cold temperatures and lengthy stretches of almost pure darkness. If you’re renovating a home in Alaska, you want to pay special attention to choose the best window; it could be the difference between ongoing power and repair costs, and a wallet and environment-friendly investment. You might be asking, is there really that much of a difference between windows? The answer is a very simple yes. Too many homeowners don’t pay enough attention to what their windows are constructed with and get complacent. If you have the wrong window, you could be spending hundreds of dollars more a year than you need to be. So, what should you be looking for in your windows? Choosing the Best Window for Alaskan Weather Firstly, if your home was built with single pane windows, it’s either very old or made by someone who was more concerned with saving money than making an Alaska-friendly house. Single pane windows are terrible insulators. Alaska, as we said, is renowned world over for its winters. They’re some of the coldest and harshest on Earth. Choosing The Best Window Coating for Alaskan Weather From freezing winters to the blaring sun in summer, Alaskans and their windows have a lot thrown at them over a year. The ideal glass coating should act as an insulator, block harmful UV radiation, and not spoil those remarkable Alaskan views. SmartSun glass coating ticks these boxes. It’s also formulated to be easier to clean than plane glass or other glass coatings, making maintenance a breeze. Whether it’s a deluge of rain or...

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