Manufacturers understand the importance of giving customers the environmentally-friendly products that consumers are looking for, as well as producing those products in environmentally-friendly ways. When you are looking for a company that does things in a “green” way you should be looking for products that are manufactured with environmental stewardship in mind, as well as products that will bring your home into a more environmentally-friendly balance. New doors and windows are a big part of making your home more energy efficient, saving you money by reducing energy use—that’s good for everyone.
Go Green with Hurd
With a tradition rooted in hand-crafted, all-wood windows and doors Hurd has remained competitive in the replacement window and door market by incorporating non-wood materials into the manufacturing process. By using materials like aluminum and vinyl, they require the use of less wood—which means fewer cut trees—while also increasing a product’s durability, and improving energy efficiency. ComfortGlaze glazing techniques are used to treat glass, resulting in higher energy efficiency; different techniques are designed for specific types of climate and exposure, and this kind of customization results in energy and money savings for the homeowner. Double and triple-pane insulation aren’t just durable and energy efficient—the composite materials used are also resistant to rotting and deterioration, which translates into longevity.
JELD-WEN products are created for specific regions, and are often manufactured within 300 miles of their final destination. This reduced distance means there are fewer greenhouse gas emissions involved in transportation. Further, by using recycled materials in their products, JELD-WEN provides a high-quality, high-performance product that is inherently “greener” than one made out of all-new materials. Their window glass and cladding contain post-consumer recycled content, while the vinyl windows and patio doors utilize up to 15% of recycled vinyl. JELD-WEN also uses reduced VOC (volatile organic compound) products; a water-based wood protection process is used when creating AuraLast Wood pine, resulting in a 96% reduction of VOCs released during production.
Infinity by Marvin
Infinity products by Marvin are sustainable products, produced by a company that is committed to environmental stewardship. Infinity meets and exceeds applicable environmental laws and regulations protecting the environment, and the company continually strives to improve pollution prevention, waste management, and recycling. The Ultrex fiberglass is made from partially recycled materials, while the main ingredient is silica sand—an abundant natural resource; the glass in Infinity products contain 15-33% recycled content. Infinity by Marvin also participates in on-site waste reduction and recycling. They recycle all cardboard from vendor shipments, separate the polyethylene waste and ship it to the Recycle-Re-use department; the same is done with metal shipping straps that come into the plant via suppliers.
If choosing products produced sustainably, and that increase your home’s energy efficiency is important to you, Renaissance Windows and Doors offers you a wide array of choices. Stop into our showroom to learn more about our manufacturers’ dedication to environmental stewardship.