When you’re shopping around for replacement windows, one of the things you must consider is the material. This includes the frame, the sash and style, the latches, if there are any, and the glass pane. Each of these materials will have different considerations, and finding the right window means determining the right balance between all these factors.
Certifications and Ratings
Windows with an ENERGY STAR® certification will have a certain level of energy efficiency. There’s a lot at play here, but the main factor affecting just how energy-efficient your chosen window is, is the price. You can find windows that reduce utility bills by up to 25%, but the come with a pretty hefty price.
Our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming are familiar with all the ratings compatible with our state’s climate as prescribed by the Department of Energy, and we can help you find just the right window for your needs.
Frames and Sashes
The main materials used in these window parts are wood, vinyl, metal and fiberglass. Quality increases proportionally with pricing, but each of these materials has their own sets of pros and cons. Take wood, for example. Wood is a popular choice among homeowners, and you’ll see many picture, bay or double hung windows in homes with wooden frames. This material has a classic beauty to it that’s simply hard to beat. Unfortunately, wood is vulnerable to many risks and takes a considerable amount of maintenance to keep its appeal. As far as costs go, wood is one of the costlier window options there are.
Maintenance-wise, vinyl needs practically none. The material is reasonably priced, easy to maintain and surprisingly durable, often lasting up to 20 years or more. In fact, more and more home- and property owners are switching to vinyl or vinyl-based products for replacement windows.
Our window offerings at Renewal by Andersen make use of Fibrex®. This composite material combines the hardiness of vinyl with the ageless beauty of wood. Ask our experts about Fibrex to find out what it can do for your home.
The Renewal by Andersen line of windows are all equipped with High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass panes, proven to be 70% more efficient in the summer (49% in winter) than standard dual-pane glass. All panes come with adequate weatherproofing built to withstand the extreme changes in outdoor temperatures without breaking.
Find out how our windows can help your home become more energy-efficient and attractive. Call Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming today at (307) 472-2199 to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve Cheyenne, Gillette and Douglas, WY, and nearby areas.