The Benefits of Renewal by Andersen’s Eco-Friendly Windows

The Benefits of Renewal by Andersen’s Eco-Friendly Windows

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Do you want to replace older windows that don’t insulate against extreme weather? Are you renovating your home sustainably to reduce environmental impact and lower utility bills? No matter the project, there are many benefits to choosing eco-friendly, sustainable windows and doors for your home.

At Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia, sustainability is a core value. This company knows that heating and cooling can account for up to half of a household’s energy use. As well, home construction and renovation can generate a lot of waste. They take steps to reduce their environmental impact through a commitment to recycling, minimizing waste, producing long-lasting products, and other practices. They were the first window manufacturer to receive the Green Seal Certification for Environmental Stewardship.

Five Environmental Benefits of Renewal by Andersen Products

1. Energy Efficiency

Renewal by Andersen has replaced over two million windows in over 300,000 homes with ground-breaking energy-efficient materials and technology. What an accomplishment from an environmental perspective! Making homes more energy efficient benefits property values, neighbourhood livability, and keeps older homes relevant longer. Replacing inefficient windows and doors lowers energy consumption and cost.

2. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality is a health hazard. Most people spend the majority of their lives indoors where toxins can enter the air through off-gassing from building materials. Some products continue this for years after installation, meaning inhabitants continue to breathe these chemicals. Renewal by Andersen windows and its parent company, Andersen Corporation, is the only window companies to have received the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold certification, the strictest indoor air emission standard. Fresh air should be all you breathe after replacing your windows.

3. Cutting-Edge Building Materials

Renewal by Andersen has the highest SCS-certified recycled content of any window replacement company because of their exclusive Fibrex® material frames which contain 40% reclaimed wood fibre. Fibrex has the strength and insulating value of wood and the low maintenance of vinyl. It doesn’t require painting and won’t crack, pit, corrode, or rot. Their High-Performance Low-E4® glass is made from a minimum of 12% reclaimed glass and helps block harmful UV rays and noise pollution from entering your home.

4. Smart Use of Energy

Windows can play a large role in your home’s heating budget. Installing Renewal by Andersen replacement windows can save you up to 25% on energy bills. Because they’re ENERGY-STAR® certified, you may also qualify for a tax credit. Their newest glass option, SmartSun™ glass, is their most energy-efficient glass ever, blocking 95% of harsh UV rays.

5. Long Product Lifecycles

Construction waste is one of the most common types of landfill waste. Choosing products that are built to last can limit this waste. Renewal by Andersen products has a long lifecycle and a very strong warranty. Saving a few dollars now may mean another replacement project a few years down the road, but with Renewal by Andersen products, you’ll have windows and doors, and peace of mind, that last for many years to come.

Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia is committed to doing its part to help preserve the planet. Not only are their products environmentally friendly, but they also protect their customers’ wallets.

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