A well-designed window goes beyond aesthetics and basic function. In today’s post, window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares a look at the qualities that go into well-designed windows.
Energy efficiency is part of every replacement window’s feature set. This is because windows are part of the energy envelope, the enclosure that consists of the exterior walls, the attic and fenestrations: windows, skylights and entry doors. Traditional windows are usually equipped with single pane glass. As a naturally conductive material, these panes of glass allow heat to pass through, which leads to higher indoor heating and cooling requirements and result in higher energy consumption.
A well-designed window incorporates features such as double-pane glass and insulated frames to reduce heat conduction between interior and exterior spaces. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates up to 48% of an average home’s annual utility costs are spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient windows that have undergone proper window installation procedures can help cut down up to 25% of your annual energy cost.
Low Maintenance Requirements
You should be able to enjoy the features and benefits of your windows and still be able to keep it clean without difficulty. Well-designed windows need features that make them easy to clean and maintain. Windows made of low-maintenance material fit the bill: it doesn’t take much effort to clean them, and they typically have molded-in or factory-applied colors that do not require scraping or repainting. Sashes that can be removed, tilted or reached around also make these windows easier (and safer) to clean.
Window hardware is more than just an ornamental component. Well-designed window hardware can make a major difference in how you use your windows. Precisely-machined moving components should allow effortless window operation, as well as a proper window seal when closed. Well-designed window hardware should also be able to withstand years of use, as well as complement the look of the windows.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver is your leading provider of window installation services. Give us a call at (303) 968-3287 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.