Energy Efficient Residential Windows

Residential windows Lexington SC

Energy-efficient windows help Batesburg-Leesville homeowners save money on utility bills while also decreasing indirect greenhouse gas emissions by about 12%, as reported by Energy Star.

New construction window installation is the superior solution when building or adding on to an existing structure, as this process involves replacing both frame and sill at once.

Energy-Efficient Windows

New windows can help improve the energy efficiency of your home and save you money on heating and cooling expenses. When selecting windows with low U-factor and SHGC ratings – which reduce heat loss and solar gain respectively – look out for those that offer increased heat insulation and reduced solar gain.

Consider installing frames made of fiberglass and vinyl frames as they provide excellent insulation properties. Double-pane windows may provide greater comfort and energy savings than single pane ones; installing an awning or exterior blinds can further protect from unwanted heat or sunlight.

Single-Hung Windows

Single hung windows feature one moveable sash that opens vertically, unlike sliding or casement windows that open horizontally.

Select Energy Star-certified models with low U-factors and high visible transmittance (VT) ratings to achieve optimal insulation and daylighting performance. In addition, you may qualify for federal tax credits to further lower project costs.

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Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows offer numerous ventilation solutions. You can open them from both ends for convenient cleaning, with both sashes tilting in for safe and effortless sash maintenance.

These windows are constructed from various materials, such as vinyl and composite. They offer one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions on the market; also available in numerous styles and designs, they’re an excellent way to use limited vertical space effectively.

Egress Windows

Egress windows are required by law for homes with basement sleeping areas, providing homeowners with additional safety and an escape route in case of emergencies – not to mention turning the basement into a more vibrant living area.

Select from various egress windows, such as sliding or casement models. Each one comes complete with its own window well designed to look like real stone – for added authenticity!

New Construction Windows

Installing new construction windows during home construction or renovation typically requires taking steps such as stripping the siding, trimming, or both to install them properly.

Replacement windows help homeowners eliminate drafty drafts and lower energy bills while simultaneously reducing noise infiltration. Selecting frames made from materials like vinyl, aluminum, or wood may help bring down overall window replacement costs; each material offers distinct advantages.

Insert or Pocket Installation

Insert installation (also referred to as “frame-in window replacement”) is an excellent solution when your current window frames are structurally sound and you wish to preserve their interior trim and casing. With this method, a new window is simply inserted into its existing frame before being secured, insulated, and caulked to secure its position within it.

Installation through this method doesn’t allow your contractor to inspect all frames for signs of rot or water damage, potentially leading to reduced energy efficiency due to reduced glass surface area.

Retrofit Installation

Substituting existing windows with energy-efficient ones can significantly lower heating and cooling expenses in your home. Look for Energy Star-partner windows with low U-factors for improved insulation performance, as well as high Visible Transmittance (VT) ratings to maximize daylighting capability. Low-E coatings reflect infrared heat without blocking visible light transmission – an excellent combination for improving insulation and daylighting capabilities. Taylors Windows offers several energy efficient window options to meet all your needs.

Frame Material

Frame material plays a critical role in energy efficiency. Metal frames tend to conduct heat quickly, which means they may be less effective in managing indoor temperatures.

Wood-framed windows are an elegant classic that complement most home design styles beautifully, but are susceptible to rot. Regular maintenance must include sealing and staining for proper function.

Argon Gas

Argon gas fills the space between glass panes of double-pane windows to act as an insulator and provides effective insulation against outside temperatures.

Argon gas has a density 67% greater than air, so heat and cold transfers through it more slowly than through oxygen (a commonly used household gas). Argon is also non-toxic, odorless, and colorless – all qualities ideal for home environments.

Light bulbs use silicone gaskets because it does not react with the filament and extend the bulb’s lifespan (9). Silicon also serves as an efficient insulator in windows.

Energy Star-Rated Windows

ENERGY STAR-qualified windows, doors and skylights adhere to rigorous energy performance ratings set forth by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Look out for U-factor and visible transmittance (VT) ratings to maximize savings.

Many ENERGY STAR products feature frames made of wood and aluminum that are strong, low maintenance and provide good insulation. Look for products with cladding materials that reduce air leakage and reflect heat back into the room; this can save energy in colder climates.