Important Features of Energy-Efficient Windows

Important Features of Energy-Efficient Windows

March 27, 2018

Your windows can make or break your home’s energy efficiency. If you want to cut down on heating and cooling costs for your home, one of the best ways to do so is to invest in a high-quality window replacement from a reputable contractor.

Energy Efficient Windows

But how do you know that the contractor is installing the right kind of windows? Here, [company_name] discusses what makes a window energy efficient.

Positioning

A good architect with green principles in mind arranges windows in a home in a way that deliberately allows for maximum heat gain during the winter months. This means that the windows in your home should be oriented in a way that allows them to catch the heat of a low sun.

The most energy-efficient operable windows you can find are casement windows, which form a tight seal when closed to prevent leakage. The sash presses flat against the frame. During the summer months, your windows should be in position to reflect or be shaded from the heat when the sun is higher in the sky.

Glass

A window that conserves energy is thick enough to trap heat inside the home but at the same time able to reflect or filter harmful UV rays. Your window glazing should be low-e, or low emissivity, so that it can trap solar heat and keep it there during cold nights. Tinted glass may also be a good option depending on your area, as it can protect your indoors from harmful UV rays without sacrificing daylighting or clear views.

Frames

Energy saving windows must have durable frames that don’t contract or expand due to temperature fluctuations. To ensure that your window frames aren’t leaking, they should be properly installed by an experienced professional. The frame must be caulked and weather-stripped to guarantee a good fit. The material used to make the frame is also critical. Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® composite frames perform better for longer than either wood or vinyl frames.

To enjoy a more energy-efficient home, call [company_name] at [company_phone]. Let’s talk about your energy-efficiency goals.

 

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