Main Roles of Windows in Promoting a Passive Home Design

Main Roles of Windows in Promoting a Passive Home Design

October 06, 2016

A passive building design speaks of thoughtful way of building your home to boost its energy performance naturally. While many architectural concepts go into it, smart use of windows is one way to make your home extremely efficient. As the window replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee knows how exactly your replacement windows in Waukesha can help make your home more comfortable with less energy throughout the year.

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Here are some of the ways:

Weatherproofing Your Home

An efficient set of windows can weatherize your home effectively. They keep air leaks to a minimum for many years and don’t easily wear under extreme conditions. Of all the key components, the framing material is chiefly responsible for keeping the outside air out. If the frame and sash of your windows are prone to cracking, pitting, rotting, or any kinds of wear, it could deteriorate quickly and cause your fixtures to become drafty.

Compared with other window material solutions, our very own Fibrex® is twice stronger. This material is found in all our windows, from our awning to our picture windows in Waukesha. Despite the perennial extreme temperature changes, our patented composite material remains as weathertight it as it were in installation day.

Minimizing Heat Loss

Double-paned windows are today’s standard to enjoy optimum insulation. They have an insulating gas in between the two panes of glass, significantly reducing the amount of heat that naturally escapes your home.

At Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee, we don’t just use advanced Low-E coatings in our products, as we also optimize the spacer system, use argon gas for fill, and employ a unique sealing process. We do all these to ensure a tight seal for a long period. In addition, our Fibrex insulates about 700 times better than aluminum to lower your heating and cooling bills month after month.

Promoting Plenty of Ventilation

Natural ventilation is key to reduce your dependence on energy to cool your spaces during the hottest months. While the amount of ventilation you can enjoy in a room depends on the number of operable windows you have, being particular with your window style makes a huge difference.

For instance, a casement fixture allows more fresh air to come in than a double hung window in Waukesha because of the former’s ability to be opened completely. Our consultant will explain to you the unique advantages of each window type to help you make an informed decision.

Enjoy the benefits of a passive home design using your windows. Call Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee now at (877) 977-3639, and schedule your free in-home consultation to get your project started.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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