When embarking on the journey to turn your home into a green household, installing new windows is probably among the last things to come to mind. But choosing better windows can actually help you achieve your eco-friendly goal.
Since the goal is a more sustainable lifestyle, homeowners would naturally want to know if going green will cost them more. The good news is that the installation costs will remain the same. So, if you’re going to choose a window, why not choose the type that will help drive down your energy bills? But apart from being energy-efficient, green windows require less maintenance and will make your home more comfortable.
Of course, the real value of going green can’t be measured in dollars. But if you want to talk numbers, replacing your old, inefficient windows with their new and improved counterparts can increase energy efficiency in your home by 30% or more. With poor quality windows, your home stands to lose up to 25% heat in the winter.
How to Choose Energy-Efficient Windows
Look for multiple panes, low-E coatings and low conductivity frames. There’s no shortage of energy-efficient window options out there, but if you want energy efficiency that combines durability and style, Fibrex® windows are worth considering. Fibrex is a composite material made of reclaimed wood fibers and proprietary thermoplastic polymer so you’ll also be checking environmentally sustainable off your green list.
Energy-efficient windows can make your home look better, more comfortable and more secure. Renewal by Andersen® of Houston offers a wide range of high-quality windows, from double hung windows to specialty windows. We also offer patio doors and French doors. Call us today at (281) 547-6177 to schedule a free consultation. We serve Houston, TX.