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.
The combination of large, adjacent picture windows and a row of clerestories above them makes for a great look for common rooms like the living or dining room. While you’d like either room to benefit from a good amount of natural light, however, you wouldn’t want heat and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays to enter with it at the same time. Pick high-performance windows that are built with Low-E (low-emissivity) glass. Low-E glass is meant to block UV rays penetrating your home and can help save you money on cooling and heating as well.
Clear Glass Panes
Unlike other window companies that still use air to fill their windows, Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco uses its own Argon gas blend to fill the space between their window panes. This type of gas fill is odorless and does not discolor as older gas blends do. This is particularly important if you have large windows like bow or bay windows installed. You wouldn’t want your view of your surroundings obstructed by discolored or foggy panes.
Your windows are subjected to all types of weather throughout the year. You need ones with frames that are designed to take extreme temperature changes and are resistant to usual signs of deterioration, such as rot and warping. Strong frames can retain their structural integrity for a long time and help keep your home properly insulated at all times.
Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco is not your run-of-the-mill window contractor. We have over 100 years of experience in installing windows for various spaces and architectural style homes. Our well-trained staff can give you great home improvement advice as far as window selection is concerned. Talk to our team at (510) 263-3210. You can get a free, no-obligation estimate if you have a home in San Francisco.