A home with a complete thermal enclosure system has comfortable rooms no matter what the weather is outside. Apart from year-round comfort, it promotes excellent energy efficiency to save money and causes minimal impact on the environment. Here are its key elements:
Comprehensive Air Sealing
Every home improvement company that takes ENERGY STAR®’s goals seriously, like Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, would agree that minimizing air leakage is imperative. A complete thermal enclosure system demands a tight seal in all four corners of your home to prevent unwanted drafts from coming in.
Proper Installation of Insulation
When it comes to insulation, adequacy is just as important as installation quality. Even if you have the right amount of insulation, you can’t expect good results if the material is applied the wrong way.
Reduced Thermal Bridging
A thermal bridge is the part of an object that has a significantly higher heat transfer than its surrounding areas. A high level of thermal bridging affects the effectiveness of the insulation of your home. In walls, excess wood studs increase the amount of heat loss. The same principle applies to the very construction of windows and doors. This is why every part of your home should have minimal thermal bridges without sacrificing durability.
Double glazing is now the standard in America. However, not all windows with two panes perform equally. Beyond the glass, the gas fill, spacer system and framing material contribute to the insulative value of the product.
At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City, our custom-built windows put you a step closer toward having a complete thermal enclosure system. They feature a spectrally selective, multi-layer Low-E coating to block a considerable amount of solar heat while letting in adequate natural light. Other than being a remarkable insulator, our Fibrex® material is designed to minimize thermal bridging and doesn’t bow over time to maintain its weathertight seal. Our Certified Master Installers fill the tiny gaps between the replacement windows and frame openings with a specially formulated foam for maximum energy performance.
To learn more about our products, customization options, warranties and services, call us at (913) 956-0887 today. We’ll be happy to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Kansas City at your most convenient date and time.