The National Institute of Building Sciences defines daylighting as “the controlled admission of natural light, direct sunlight and diffused-skylight into a building to reduce electric lighting and saving energy.” The commitment of Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco to environmental preservation is one that is hardly matched by regular window contractors. Our products share the following qualities that make them good for daylighting.
Imagine exerting a lot of effort searching for the perfect window only to hire a contractor who does a poor job installing it. It happens – leading to a disappointing and costly window project that you’ll likely need to have redone. Poor installation won’t just compromise your window’s looks, but more so, its function. [Read more…]
For some homeowners, as long as their windows seem to be functioning well enough (they open and close without issues), there is no compelling need to have them replaced. While they may be right, especially if they’re on a rather tight budget, they may also miss out on the many benefits of window replacement that a change or upgrade can bring. [Read more…]
Windows are typically the primary means of natural ventilation in almost any home. Depending on where you live, opening your home to more natural ventilation may provide several benefits.
A complete thermal enclosure system is a feature all energy-efficient homes share. It’s achievable when you have tightly sealed openings, adequate levels of insulation, and high-performance windows. [Read more…]