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7 Fun Facts About Windows

Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, one of the top window installation companies, shares some amusing facts about windows.7 Fun Facts About Windows

1. The first glass windows are believed to be produced by the Roman Egyptians around 100 A.D. These windows are described as extremely thick that it’s almost impossible to see through them. It took a long time before windows became transparent.

2. Glass windows were considered a luxury during the late 1600s. Even the wealthiest families only had windows in the most important rooms in their homes. It was only in the early 17th century when glass windows became common in homes.

3. The average home in the U.S. has approximately eight windows. Meanwhile, the White House has a total of 147. This, however, is no match for the Buckingham Palace, which is home to 760 windows.

4. Stained glass windows are often found in churches and cathedrals. The method of making stained glass remains the same as from when it was originally created in the middle ages.

5. The Latin word for window is “fenestra,” which can be translated as “loophole,” “hole in the wall,” or “opening for light” — a rather fitting description for what windows are.

6. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25% of the average household’s energy bill is due to faulty or leaky windows, glass doors, or skylights. By installing double-pane glass or energy efficient windows with ENERGY STAR® ratings, you can reduce your bill by around 15%.

7. Windows come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials. These elements typically influence the cost of window replacement projects, so make sure to research the best windows for your home. Choosing the right window for your home is a significant step to ensuring indoor comfort and energy savings.

 

No need to look further than Renewal by Andersen of Memphis if you’re keen on getting ENERGY STAR windows. Our window products adhere to energy efficiency requirements, and they’re made from the top-quality materials. Call us at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.

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"Absolutely wonderful experience working with renewal. They kept my wife and I up to date all throughout the process from the initial sales pitch to installation. They were courteous and professional throughout. The installation of 8 windows was completed in one day and the product is fantastic. Immediate difference felt inside the home and its much quieter now too. My wife and I are thrilled at our purchase. The windows are a bit pricey but worth every single penny. Wonderful product from a wonderful company. Will definitely be using them in the future to install the rest of the windows in our home."

Joseph Sipes
Jul 16, 2022

"When I say, superior service I mean just that!! From start to finish I was pleased!! Step 1, Scheduled appointment at the Home show… easy. Step 2, phone call to confirm appointment the next week….easy. Step 3, in home consultation with Keith Billingsley…..Amazing!!!! Step 4, call and cancel all other Window companies and let them know you have chosen the Best company, Anderson Windows!!! My Windows took a couple of months to come which was not a problem. Oooohhh but when installing day came ( a week early) I was lost for words. The installation team was A1 with professionalism and cleanliness!! They didn’t leave a scrap of trash on my property. It was cleaned up both days. I had Ed Tutton and crew. I had a million questions and they answered every one of them and made me feel so assured with the process. A couple of my Windows had wood rotted. They took care of it and fixed it better than when the house was built!!! Two of my Windows came in broken, it was addressed and shown to us and reorder in the same day!! They will be installed later. The Windows are so beautiful I stood in my master bedroom Windows for almost 3 hours just looking out. I hate Window grates…. I have solid glass Windows now❤️❤️! I wish I would have ordered my new front doors from Anderson Windows. So if you are looking to get new Windows you must go with Anderson Windows!!!"

Celeste Ousley
Jul 13, 2022

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