High-efficiency double-pane windows are built with an insulating gas, typically argon, sandwiched between two glass panels. This gas is sealed with a desiccant that stops moisture from getting inside the tiny space between the panes. The desiccant is often made from silica gel, the same substance you’ll sometimes find in small packets packaged with certain items. The silica strip is placed throughout the perimeter of residential windows but it’s not uncommon to find it in other types of windows as well.
Window hardware is a small yet essential part of replacement windows. The right window hardware can make the difference in terms of durability, beauty, and ease of operation. Renewal by Andersen® is proud to offer the Estate™ Hardware Collection, in addition to our standard hardware options for our replacement windows. In this blog, we share its features and benefits.
If you’ve been looking around for replacement windows, you may have noticed how most of them bear an ENERGY STAR® label. With steadily increasing energy costs, choosing replacement windows and patio doors that bear this certification can be beneficial in the long run. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City shares an in-depth look at the importance of the ENERGY STAR certification.
Window treatments are not just mere decorations inside the home. Curtains, drapes and blinds are there for a purpose, and that is to protect furniture, artwork and other ornaments from fading or discoloration due to direct sunlight. With residential windows from Renewal by Andersen®, however, such issues are prevented without the need for these treatments. Read on to learn more about how.