Windows

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New Windows

If the windows in your Woodbury home are more than 10 years old or include only single-pane glass, they could be costing you a significant amount of money every month. Studies by the U.S. Department of Energy have proven that 30% or more of a home’s energy can be lost through inefficient windows and doors. When the cost of heating and cooling your home climbs higher every year, can you afford to let that money simply fly out the window?

Anchor Roofing & Exteriors can make your home more comfortable while reducing energy bills by installing energy-efficient replacement windows. Our Woodbury replacement windows have been specially engineered for thermal efficiency and easy operation. Just as importantly, they come in a wide array of styles to add great beauty to your home.

Replacing your home’s old, drafty windows with beautiful, energy-efficient replacement windows from Anchor Roofing & Exteriors is a very smart investment! Here are five great reasons to install replacement windows in your home.

1. Cut monthly heating and cooling bills by up to one-third
2. Stay warmer all winter and cooler all summer
3. Reduce exterior noise infiltration
4. Eliminate window maintenance
5. Enhance the curb appeal of your home

Make the call to Anchor Roofing & Exteriors today to start the process of upgrading your tired old windows with new, energy-efficient replacement windows.

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Window Styles

Anchor Roofing & Exteriors offers a wide variety of window sizes, shapes and styles to add beauty and natural light. We have an option to complement your Woodbury home’s decor and your budget, but not every window will work for every application. Let’s look at some of the most common window styles and their characteristics.

Double-Hung/Single-Hung

  • Sashes slide vertically
  • In a single-hung window, only the bottom sash moves

Slider

  • One or both sashes slide horizontally
  • Ideal for small spaces

Casement

  • Hinges are located on one side
  • Opens outward

Awning

  • Hinged at the top
  • Opens outward

Bay/Bow

  • Combination of three or more units that curve outward
  • Used to increase views and light
  • Adds architectural interest

Picture

  • Large, stationary panel
  • Often used in combination with other windows

Garden

  • Box-style window that extends outward from a wall
  • Creates a sunny spot for plants

 

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Window Materials

Vinyl

Windows manufactured from vinyl represent the largest market share in the replacement window business. High-quality structural vinyl is affordable, strong and provides very good energy savings, with moderate to high R-values to help reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Economical cost
  • No painting or maintenance required
  • Outstanding energy efficiency
  • Wide variety of styles
  • Custom fit and sizing

Fiberglass

Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, fiberglass windows are among the strongest and most energy-efficient windows available. Fiberglass window components are extremely durable and can be readily fabricated and customized. The resins comprising fiberglass window components are smooth and capable of accepting a wide variety of custom, color-through colors.

  • Stronger than wood or vinyl
  • Better insulating properties than wood
  • Maintenance-free and rot-proof
  • Expands and contracts uniformly, allowing the frame to maintain its integrity
  • Can be painted after installation

Wood

Wood windows are popular for custom window jobs that require unique design specifications. Wood can be painted to match any exterior color, but must be painted regularly to avoid undesirable chipping and exposure which can lead to rot. Wood windows have better insulative properties than metal, but fall short of vinyl and fiberglass.

  • Can be painted or stained
  • Wide variety of sizes to choose from
  • Does not attract condensation like a metal frame
  • Adds value and traditional appeal

Aluminum

Aluminum was the first type of replacement window available and continues to be one of the strongest window materials offered. Aluminum windows do not offer the high level of energy efficiency found in wood, vinyl or fiberglass windows. However, aluminum windows can be an acceptable alternative for the budget-conscious homeowner. Aluminum is often used as an exterior shell to strengthen wood windows, creating what is known as “clad” windows.

  • Affordable
  • Weather-resistant and will not rust
  • Blocks noise better than other window material types
  • Can be painted

Composite

Composite frames combine the low maintenance of vinyl with the strength and stability of wood. Their resistance to warping, rotting and heat transfer make them a great choice for busy homeowners who prefer the look of wood without the maintenance hassles.

  • Look of wood with performance of vinyl
  • Outstanding energy efficiency
  • No painting or maintenance required
  • Available in custom colors and sizes
  • Priced between vinyl and wood

How to Determine the Efficiency of  Replacement Windows

Anchor Roofing Window InstallationHow can you tell if a window is energy-efficient? Standards have been established by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), an independent, non-profit organization that administers the only nationally accepted rating system to measure the energy performance of windows, doors and skylights. The NFRC provides fair, accurate and reliable energy performance ratings, allowing architects, builders, code officials, contractors and homeowners to compare products and make informed choices.

  • U-Value. The most important measure of a window’s performance is its U-value, the rate of heat flow through a window. The lower the U-value, the more energy-efficient the window will be. U-value measures the entire window unit and is the only measurement accepted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program.
  • R-Value. R-value is the measure of the resistance of glass to the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the better the glass will be at insulating your home. However, R-value is not an accepted form of measurement by the NFRC or ENERGY STAR, as it does not measure the overall window unit.
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits.

Energy-Efficient Glass Reduces Monthly Utility Bills

The glass packages available in replacement windows installed by Anchor Roofing & Exteriors include some of the most advanced features available today. At the heart of our replacement windows is a technologically advanced glass called Low-E (low emissivity) glass. Low-E glass maximizes your home’s efficiency by reducing the amount of heat entering or escaping. Microscopically thin layers of oxidized metal are applied to the glass surface, allowing filtered light to pass through while reflecting most heat energy back to its source – an incredibly efficient way to reduce energy loss.

Trust the Woodbury Window Replacement Professionals

The replacement window experts at Anchor Roofing & Exteriors are ready to help you reduce energy costs and make your home more beautiful and comfortable. Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (612) 363-7443 or completing our online quote request form below.

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Locations

Anchor Roofing & Exteriors
101 Bridgepoint Way Suite 140
South St Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (612) 363-7443

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