Window innovation is constantly changing as time passes. Energy efficiency and noise reduction are just some of the greatest features installed in our windows. And now, technology is making windows smarter with switchable glazings, which allows windows to perceive the environment and adapt to it on their own.
Renewal by Andersen® of Illinois talks about the four futuristic features smart windows are capable of.
Like eyeglasses, windows can tint themselves and keep the harsh glare of the sun away from your home. That’s what photochromic windows can give you. They respond to changes in light and produce shade that would block the bright light during the morning. This developing technology works with positive reviews on small pieces of glass and the tests for large scale windows are still in the works.
The liquid crystal window feature is aimed at delivering the utmost privacy at the flip of a switch. You can make your windows transparent or frosted any time you want. It is made with two thin film layers laminated between two heat-treated glass panels encasing a layer of tiny liquid crystals.
Today’s replacement windows are leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessors, but the future is looking even better for window technology.
This window feature responds to temperature. It is called thermochromic, which allow windows to automatically change from transparent to diffused white as a response to outdoor heat. It will effectively cool down your home during hot summer days.
If you want to make the most of your energy-efficient windows, you must note this feature for future products. Right now, however, you can still get the best in window installation if you know the company to call.
Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois is actively innovating products to match the demand of the ever-changing home improvement market. You can talk to us at (866) 693-6707 for more information about our products and services. Fill out our contact form for a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Peoria and Champaign, IL.