There are many ways to go green in your home. They can be fun and easy, too!
One of the leading window companies, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver, discusses four ways replacement windows can help you go green.
1. Better Insulation
About one-third of residential energy use occurs due to heat escaping from or entering through windows, which leads people to crank up their thermostats or air conditioners and use more electricity. New windows boast better insulation, which reduces your home’s environmental impact.
2. More Energy-Efficient Features
Energy-efficient windows are good for the environment because their installation helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Low-E glass can dramatically reduce your heating and cooling costs, especially in the hottest months. Fibrex® composite frames from Renewal by Andersen boast 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.
Keeping old windows may require the application of paint and coating that could contribute to ground pollution. Fortunately, today’s windows are fairly low-maintenance and require nothing beyond clean warm water to keep them dirt-free.
4. Reduces Waste
A huge portion of today’s custom windows is made of recycled material. It means new windows no longer use as many raw materials as before. They also help reduce the amount of waste that simply ends up in landfills. This makes newer windows environmentally friendly from the day they are manufactured to the day they are replaced.
Go green with the help of the leading replacement windows company in Denver, Colorado, Renewal by Andersen of Denver. To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (303) 823.4312 (Denver, CO) / (719) 313.5403 (Colorado Springs) or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.