4 Ways Our Replacement Windows Create Greener Homes

Today’s homes need to be more than just strong, beautiful, and durable. They also need to be environmentally friendly. At Renewal by Andersen®, we build replacement windows with the environment in mind.


Here are some of the significant ways we help create greener homes.

1. Improving indoor air quality – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) counts poor indoor air quality as one of the top five health hazards in America, caused mainly off-gassing. This happens when toxins are emitted from common household building materials like paint and plastic, which continues years after installation. Most people spend 90% of their time inside indoor environments, making everyone susceptible to these effects. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows is responsibly-manufactured with materials that prevent off-gassing and designed to facilitate easy ventilation.

2. Use of reclaimed materials – Renewal by Andersen window frames and sashes consist of our exclusive Fibrex® material, a wood fiber and polymer composite that combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance benefits of vinyl. Fibrex contains 40% wood fiber by weight, reclaimed from our parent company Andersen Corporation’s wood window manufacturing facilities. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options likewise contain at least 12% reclaimed glass by weight. Both components have helped us achieve the highest Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) certification for recycled content.

3. Energy efficiency – Energy-efficient windows, including double-hung and gliding windows, do more than just help you save on your monthly energy expenses–they also help reduce the demand for crude oil and other forms of natural gas. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows helps improve your home’s energy efficiency by minimizing thermal transfer, which translates to heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer. This results in reduced indoor heating and cooling requirements, which, in turn, results in savings of up to 25% on your energy bills.

4. Landfill waste reduction – Construction waste takes up a large portion of landfills in the United States, and by choosing to use building products that have long life cycles, you can help slow down the rate landfills get filled. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows is manufactured using materials and techniques that ensure longevity, bolstered by the strongest limited warranties in the replacement window market, including a 5-year Limited Warranty on installation.

When buying greener replacement windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County today at (949) 216-7711. Alternatively, fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve many areas including Mission Viejo, CA and Orange County, CA.