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Posted on Jan 31, 2017 by Sam Heer

4 Window Remodeling Tips for a Greener Home

Environmentally-friendly homes have been the trend for the past few years and for good reason. If you’ve been thinking of turning your home green for some time now but don’t know where to start, then this list from Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois may give you the jumpstart you need.

Re-evaluate your space

Remodeling is often associated with the idea of extending the space of your home. However, going for a greener design doesn’t necessarily require this. A larger house means you just use more cooling and heating energy which exactly go against the reason you are remodeling in the first place.

Instead, re-evaluate the space you already have and see if there are areas that you can improve on instead.

Apply smart lighting

Improving the lighting of your home will not only give it a facelift, it can also help you manage your energy bills as well. One way of doing this is by choosing the right windows. Install some double hung windows in Galesburg, IL, to give your home a simple and classic twist. The wide panels will let more light into your home so you can maximize natural lighting and heating during daytime.

Take advantage of natural heating

Here’s a pro-tip: The sun’s direct heat is free. Install some bow or bay windows as they are very energy-efficient because their multi-paneled styles let natural heat warm your interiors. These styles are often installed in living rooms, but you can also get creative by having them on other parts of your home.

As for windows, Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois can help you. Our bay windows in Champaign, IL, are environmentally friendly and use High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which insulates your interior so you can further save on utility costs.

Be mindful with the materials you use

Any remodeling expert will suggest you to go green in the materials that you use. Stay away from those that contain formaldehyde and opt for low- or no volatile organic compounds. Durability should also be a consideration as well. Quality materials for your window frames, walls, and other furnishings should be your top choice; in fact, we use Fibrex® frames for our windows, which would see you through decades of use with little maintenance.

Getting the right providers for your remodelling project is key to its success, whether you’re looking to replace or fit new windows and doors. After all, you may have the best material, but all of it is wasted on an incorrect installation. At Renewal by Andersen, we invest in our crew as much as we invest in our materials, so you can expect quick, easy, and impeccable installation from start to finish.

Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois can give you the interior that you wish and the replacement windows in Bloomington, IL, that you need. Call us at (866) 693-6707 or get a FREE in-home consultation by filling out this form, and let’s discuss your requirements.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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