Kansas windows and doors take literal beatings because of the extreme weather the state is known for. If you live in or are moving to a city where the weather is extreme and unpredictable, you might want to check the quality of your house’s exterior and invest in sturdier components. Not many homeowners know that a window replacement, though costly at first, is actually a great long-term investment.
Replacing your windows with inexpensive ones does not actually guarantee savings. Getting high-quality replacement windows from a reputable supplier like Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas is a wise investment as these products last long. Further, they will make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, helping you save on energy bills and frequent repair costs in the long run.
To get the most return on investment, opt for the following features for your windows:
Energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is 45% more energy-efficient during summer and 56% more efficient during winter compared with regular dual-pane glass. This alone can help you save on energy bills.
Lower U-factor rating. The U-factor indicates a window’s heat-resistance capabilities. The lower the U-factor, the better its insulation properties. Some double-pane windows have a U-factor of 0.30 or lower. Some triple-pane windows have a U-factor as low as 0.15.
Low air leakage rate. This is the rate at which the air passes through gaps in the window.
Low-E coating. Low-E coating reflects heat and protects your home from harmful UV rays.
NFRC approval. The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certifies windows, doors, and skylights that have passed their quality inspection.
Whether you badly need window replacement or just want a new set of Ulysses windows, study the features of the windows you wish to get. A replacement window can be a sound investment if you choose the right one for your home. Call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas today to learn more about our excellent replacement window products and services.