We Can Answer Your Window Replacement Questions!
Renewal by Andersen Hawaii prides itself on its transparency with pricing, timelines, processes and product warranties. We want our customers to truly enjoy the end result, which is increased energy efficiency and comfort in their home. We’ve collected a few of our most common FAQs here:
Q: Why do windows need more than the standard one pane of glass these days?
A: Windows should have two to three panes of glass for the ultimate in energy efficiency. Duel and triple pane glass can more readily keep more cool air in your home so it doesn’t escape outside. In a nutshell, multiple panes of glass give you an unbeatable thermal barrier to prevent energy leakage.
Q: What does the NFRC label stand for?
A: When buying new windows, you may notice a label that features the name NFRC. This stands for the National Fenestration Research Council and it proves that your windows have been put through extensive testing to ensure optimal energy efficiency. Each product is rated according to specific performance criteria, and you’ll see those measurements listed on the label.
Q: Is wood or vinyl best for my new frames?
A: While each material boasts its own benefits according to strength, durability, insulation value, maintenance, and appearance, they each have their own drawbacks too. You may love wood for its natural appearance but it can rot and requires painting every few years. Vinyl is low maintenance, inexpensive and energy efficient, but can stick and warp in high heat. Why not get the best of both worlds with our special Fibrex® material that combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl?
Q: Do new windows help me save on cooling costs?
A: Absolutely. You could save more than $100 a year when you replace your windows with energy efficient double-pane models.
Q: Can I order windows with a special coating that repels the harmful effects of the sun?
A: You sure can! Renewal by Andersen’s High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is the most energy efficient glass we have ever offered, at 70% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual pane glass*.
Call Renewal by Andersen Hawaii for a FREE Quote Today
If you have more questions for us, we welcome you to call Renewal by Andersen Hawaii at (808)-593-1000 or come by our showroom located at 807 Cedar Street in Honolulu. We would also be happy to offer you a free, no-obligation estimate.
*Values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen® double-hung inserted window SHGC to the SHGC for clear dual pane glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 and 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
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