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Glass Loss: What It Is & How to Avoid It During Window Replacement

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One of the biggest issues with vinyl replacement windows is their bulky frames, which result in a smaller glass area. This limits the light entering your home and your view of the outdoors. Here’s a helpful guide to understanding and avoiding window glass loss.

How Insert Windows Contribute to Glass Loss

If you have old, drafty windows that are unattractive and inefficient, you’ve probably searched for a replacement option at some point. You may have learned that, in many cases, only a partial replacement is performed – i.e., the frame stays and the new window is inserted within it. Unfortunately, when a new window frame is added to an old, bulky frame, it results in quite a bit of glass loss. While this may be the most cost-effective method, it’s not always the most aesthetically pleasing.

Choose a Full-Frame Replacement With a Fibrex® Window

A full-frame window replacement with a high-quality window from Renewal by Andersen® is an excellent way to maximize your glass area. Our replacement process involves removing the old window all the way down to your home’s original framing. Due to the strength of our exclusive composite Fibrex® material, our replacement windows are strong, durable and energy-efficient. This strength translates to a thinner frame and profile, which means less glass loss and more glass area for enjoying sunlight and beautiful scenery!

Contact Us Today to Learn More

At Renewal by Anderson of Northeast PA, we don’t just offer high-quality replacement windows; we provide exceptional service, as well. Our highly trained Certified Master Installers have the knowledge and expertise necessary to make your window or patio door replacement project run smoothly, which means less worry and stress for you. To learn more about our products and installation process, give us a call today at (610) 355-4055 or reach out online.


"Our installation team, Josh and Mike, did a phenomenal job with the installation, cleanup, and "orientation" after the work was completed! We were totally satisfied with everyone that we dealt with before and after the installation...and would surely recommend Renewal by Andersen to anyone contemplating a window replacement project!"

Kathy B.
Nazareth, PA

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