Recent innovations have made it possible for homeowners to invest in more sustainable options for their home upgrades, including window replacement. Apart from the framing material, another factor that helps boost the energy efficiency of new windows is the glass package. After all, the glass is the largest component of a window, controlling how much light and heat pass through a unit.
Ready to start your window replacement journey? When looking for the best window options on the market, one of the first things you should consider is the quality of the materials. While many windows today are made with vinyl, wood, aluminum and fiberglass frames, technological advancements have since paved the way for higher-quality and better-performing composite materials, like Fibrex®.
Older windows can allow drafts to enter your home, resulting in unstable indoor temperatures that give rise to increased energy consumption and, ultimately, higher utility bills throughout the year. Replacing these windows with newer, more energy-efficient units can help make your home more comfortable during cold winters and hot summers, all while helping you save money on your energy costs. To make sure you’re choosing the right replacement windows, it’s important to understand exactly what window labels mean.
Sometimes, even when all the telltale signs that point to needing a new window are there, these are still not enough to convince a homeowner to get a replacement. Why? Perhaps there are other concerns that need to be addressed first, like: [Read more…]