Old, worn-out windows perform poorly, accounting for a large percentage of heat lost and gained during winter and summer, respectively. These result in uncomfortable interior and an increase in energy consumption. Pursuing window replacement, however, helps solve the problem. As long as the replacement units include features that make them energy-efficient, you can achieve better energy savings while relying less on your heating or cooling systems.
Ashmen Installations Inc., one of the leading window companies in the area, takes a look at the top features of energy-efficient replacement windows available today.
Quality Frame Materials
A variety of durable, low-maintenance framing materials is available in many window products today. They help reduce heat transfer and encourage better insulation. Materials that possess such qualities include fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum and composite frames.
Multiple Glass Panes
Energy-efficient replacement units usually have two panes of glass, which is known to insulate much better than those with only a single pane of glass. Some, however, have three or more panes for even greater energy efficiency. Such windows can resist impact and also work well in homes that require soundproofing.
If you want better energy efficiency for your home, window installers will most likely recommend units with special glass coatings. Known as low-emissivity (low-E) coatings, these reflect ultraviolet light to keep your interior furniture and fixtures from fading. They also reflect infrared light to keep heat inside during winter and outside during summer.
Gas Fills and Warm Edge Spacers
Windows with multiple glass panes often have gas fills in between. Inert gases, particularly argon and krypton, are known to provide insulation better than regular air. Also found in between panes are spacers that keep each glass apart at the right distance. They insulate pane edges to minimize heat transfer.
For your window replacement needs, turn to Ashmen Installations Inc. We install state-of-the-art windows from Wincore®. These innovative windows come in a variety of color options to enhance the look of your home. They also come with specific design features to resist water damage and deliver reliable performance.
Give us a call at (856) 457-4001 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.