Renewal by Andersen Introduces Optional SmartSun Glass in its Replacement Windows and Patio Doors

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Special glass coatings create a barrier that allows homeowners to enjoy optimal energy efficiency with clear views.

Amid rising concern for our environment and the high costs of fuel, energy efficiency is at the forefront of everyone's mind

Renewal by Andersen, the start-to-finish window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, has expanded its available glass options with a new glass that helps block the sun's heat, while letting in almost as much natural daylight as clear glass.

The optional High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is Renewal by Andersen's most energy-efficient glass offering ever, up to 70% more energy efficient in summer and up to 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual pane glass*. What's more, SmartSun glass also blocks an amazing 95 percent of harmful UV rays, helping to protect furniture, carpets and wall coverings.

"Amid rising concern for our environment and the high costs of fuel, energy efficiency is at the forefront of everyone's mind," explained Jim Conway, marketing director at Renewal by Andersen. "SmartSun glass offers homeowners the ability to save energy by blocking the sun's heat while letting in the natural daylight."

SmartSun glass complements a wide selection of available glass offerings from Renewal by Andersen replacement windows including High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun glass, High-Performance patterned glass and tempered glass.

Energy efficiency has long been a concern for homeowners. But as energy prices rise and environmental issues intensify, more homeowners than ever are looking at solutions that help achieve both comfort and efficiency in the home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in today's windows and doors.

Renewal by Andersen, and its parent company Andersen Corporation, have a long-standing commitment to leadership and environmental stewardship. In support of its environmental initiatives, Renewal by Andersen products have received qualification by several independent third parties including:

SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification - This certification is the strictest indoor air emission standard in the United States and meets California Special Section 01350 Specification.

Green Seal certification - This certification identifies a product as environmentally preferable, demonstrating it meets energy efficiency requirements and is manufactured in an environmentally conscious manner.

ENERGY STAR® qualification - All Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are 14 percent more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR requirements for all areas of the country, reducing your energy bills by up to 25 percent* over standard dual pane glass.

About Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen is the start-to-finish replacement window subsidiary of Andersen Corporation. The company offers a replacement process that includes in-home consultation, manufacturing and installation through one of the largest nationwide networks of window replacement specialists spanning coast to coast.

For a complimentary in-home consultation or to view more information about Renewal by Andersen visit http://www.renewalbyandersen.com.

*Values are based on comparison to U-Factors and SHGCs for clear glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

"ENERGY STAR" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Renewal by Andersen" and all other marks where denoted, are trademarks of Andersen Corporation. ©2009 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

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