Your windows play a critical role in your home’s beauty, energy efficiency, comfort levels and security. How much do you really know about your windows, though? In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma, a top provider of sliding windows, shares four interesting facts you may not have known about windows.
1. Luxurious Glass Windows
In the 1600s, glass windows were seen as luxury items. Only the wealthiest families could afford to have them installed, and only in their most important rooms. When they were away from their estates, they would remove the glass for safe keeping and board up the window opening.
2. Average Number of Windows in a Home
On average, a US home has about eight windows in total. Of course, many homes have significantly more. For instance, the White House has 147 windows, while Buckingham Palace where the British monarch resides has a total of 760.
3. The Origin of the Word “Fenestration”
Fenestration is a term referring to the arrangement of windows and doors on the elevations of a building. Interestingly, it comes from the Latin word “fenestra,” which can be translated as a “hole in the wall” or “opening for light.”
4. Faulty Windows
According to the US Department of Energy, leaky or faulty windows account for about 25% of the energy bill in an average US household. You may be able to reduce your energy bill by as much as 15% by installing double-pane windows with airtight frames. Check for the blue ENERGY STAR® label to ensure the replacements you obtain are energy-efficient.
For your window replacement, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma. We offer high-quality, energy-efficient windows to our customers for many years of top-notch performance and hassle-free maintenance. Talk to us today to learn which window styles best suit your home. We install sliding, casement and double hung windows, among others.
Call (405) 652-1300 or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Oklahoma City and nearby areas.