Some might question the need to replace their wood or vinyl windows with more durable windows from Renewal by Andersen®. Recently, in conjunction with Renewal by Andersen’s 20th anniversary, a 20-year durability study was performed.* One look at the results will tell you why our replacement windows are a very wise investment.
Over long periods of time, vinyl windows tend to bow and crack, while wood windows are subject to fungal growth and rot. We wanted to find out how Renewal by Andersen windows held up in comparison. For the study, we removed 10 sets of double-hung windows that had withstood 20 years of extreme weather and temperatures in the northern U.S. You might have expected similar results to what happens to wood, vinyl or aluminum windows – but this wasn’t the case! The results blew the competitors out of the water. Even after 20 years, the test windows made of our unique Fibrex material withstood the test of time, with no signs of chipping, cracking or peeling.
Long-Term Energy Efficiency
Lehigh Valley windows from Renewal by Andersen are incredibly energy-efficient. Unlike vinyl, our strong Fibrex material has a low expansion rate, which means it’s less likely to buckle and crack, a process which can break the glass seal and lead to water leaking in and air leaking out. Fibrex frames, paired with the impressive insulating properties of our High-Performance™ Low-e4® SmartSun™ Glass with HeatLock™ Technology, results in windows that will help decrease your energy bills by keeping your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Low-e4 SmartSun Glass used in combination with the HeatLock interior coating offers near triple-pane performance in only a dual-pane window!
As shown in our study, even after years of being buffeted by wind and rain and subjected to the highs and lows of fluctuating temperatures, Renewal by Andersen windows won’t chip, crack or peel. In fact, they will operate just as smoothly after 20 years as the day they were installed!
If your windows need to be replaced and you want a product that is scientifically proven to stand the test of time, don’t hesitate to call Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA today at (610) 849-2800 for more information.
* Based on testing of 10 double-hung units per ASTM E2068 20 years after installation.