December 16, 2020

Choosing the Right Glass Type for Your Home

Every home is as unique as the family that lives there. From the outdoor environment and climate to the home’s construction and architecture, we take everything into consideration when determining the right glass type for your home.

Renewal by Andersen offers a number of energy-efficient glass options with various levels of light transmittance and ultraviolet (UV) protection, including:

High-Performance Low-E4® Glass

Ideal for homes in seasonal climates where heating and cooling are both a concern, High-Performance Low-E4® glass is proven to be 70% more energy-efficient in the summer and 47% more energy-efficient in the winter compared to regular dual pane glass.

High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ Glass

Our most energy-efficient glass option, High-Performance Low E4® SmartSun™ glass blocks 95% of harsh UV rays. This not only keeps your home cooler, but it also prevents your furniture and decor from fading. This type of glass reduces noise penetration, and while it provides high thermal control, it has nearly the same light transmittance as clear glass.

High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ Glass with HeatLock® Technology™

HeatLock® Technology™ is our newest development and meets the most stringent energy codes and requirements. It offers nearly triple-pane performance in dual-pane glass by preventing heat loss by reflecting the escaping room-side heat back into the room—perfect for colder climates.

High-Performance Low-E4® Sun Glass 

Ideal for hot and dry climates, this glass type helps reduce cooling costs and utilizes a subtle tint to reduce visible light. Our High-Performance Low-E4® Sun glass rates the highest against solar heat gain. 

No matter which glass you choose, you are guaranteed to have efficient, ENERGY STAR® certified windows made in the USA when you work with Renewal by Andersen. Learn more about our window glass options and schedule a free virtual or no-contact design consultation today.


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