For the “Greenest” Windows, Focus on SCS Recycled Content Certification

At Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, we appreciate that homeowners are increasingly becoming more environmentally-conscious. But when every residential window contractor in Davis, CA, claims that their products are “green,” how do you know who to trust?

That’s where the SCS Recycled Content Certification comes in. To help consumers make more informed choices, SCS Global Services (formerly known as Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.) evaluates products and verifies “green” claims. This includes measuring a product’s percentage of recycled content for the purpose of accurate representation in the marketplace. If the product is proven to contain material diverted from the wastestream, SCS issues Recycled Content Certification.

SCS has recognized that Renewal by Andersen windows have the highest certified recycled content percentage in the window replacement industry. Renewal frames are constructed of Fibrex®, a composite material that contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber – a higher percentage of recycled content than products from any other window replacement company.

Fibrex offers the look and thermal properties of wood, yet features the low-maintenance qualities of vinyl. This means it insulates very well without the troublesome upkeep. Renewal windows may also include High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass which contains a minimum of 12% reclaimed glass by weight. A special coating reduces water spotting and keeps out UV rays that can cause your furniture to fade.

High-Performance Low-E4 glass also has amazing insulating properties. Compared to dual-pane glass, it’s 45% more effective at keeping temperatures comfortable during winter. During summer, it’s 56% more effective. That can amount to as much as 25% in energy savings, depending on where you live.

At Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento, we care about our environment. Sustainable, energy-efficient replacement windows are our contribution to today’s energy and environmental challenges. We specialize in expertly installing double-hung, bow and bay, picture, sliding and casement windows in Davis, CA, and surrounding areas. Please call us today at (916) 389-2000 to discuss upgrading to greener window options for your home.