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 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.
When shopping around for fenestration products for energy efficiency, compare the whole-window performance of your top options rather than focusing on individual components. A window is a system in which each part should add value to the unit. No element can be single-handedly responsible for the energy performance of the whole.
Windows don’t require grilles to be structurally sound, but grilles add visual appeal to windows. Grilles come in different patterns, which might not work wonders for every situation. To use grilles to best effect, consider these tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City: