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How Replacement Windows Improve Your Energy Efficiency

One of the easiest and, arguably, best ways to improve your energy efficiency is with a house window replacement or an entry or patio door upgrade. Replacing all exterior doors and windows in your house can save you up to 10% on your annual energy bills. What’s more, these types of remodels and projects can be done any time of the year, allowing you to maximize the seasonal benefits that these products bring.

Replacement Windows

Unfortunately, not all doors and windows are created equal. It’s important to know the qualities that make for an efficient window in order to reap its benefits. Here are a few tips from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis on how to use your replacement windows and patio doors to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Double and Triple-Pane Windows

Talk to your window replacement service about getting double-pane windows on your next upgrade. Double-pane windows are so named because they have a layer of inert insulating gas sandwiched between two glass panes. This gas helps increase insulation, keeping your interiors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Triple-pane windows work similarly except they have two gas layers alternating between three panes of glass.

Mind the Numbers

The NFRC uses standard performance ratings to give consumers a good idea about the energy efficiency of replacement windows and doors. There are a lot of ratings but the most important ones are R-values and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or SHGC. Higher R-values mean better insulation. On the other hand, a lower SHGC means the window transmits lower amounts of heat even under direct sunlight.

Professional Installation

None of these features will mean anything if your window company installs your doors or windows incorrectly. Make sure you hire only trained and licensed professionals to handle your door and window replacement so you can make the most of the performance benefits of your chosen products.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, we can help you improve your home’s energy efficiency with high-performance replacement windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.


"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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