Choosing Replacement Windows For Your Home

No matter if you are installing new or replacing old windows in your home, selecting the ideal set for both your needs and style is essential to finding your ideal window solutions within budget. Our local window installation professionals can assist in choosing suitable types of windows to best meet these criteria.

Find a company offering energy efficient windows rated ENERGY STAR for maximum energy savings and features such as dual pane glass.

Energy-Efficient Glass

Energy efficient windows will save money on heating and cooling costs, decrease carbon emissions, and make your home more comfortable. They may also help reduce condensation between panes as well as prevent rotted frames that allow moisture into your home from entering through rotten window frames.

If your double-pane windows leak or fog between the glass panes, it might be time for replacements. Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) may be an ideal choice as they help minimize air leakage and energy consumption while eliminating condensation and edge-to-glass temperature differentials for greater glass longevity. Our IGUs feature our warm edge spacer system which also helps extend glass life span.

At Energy Star Window Depot, we have several energy-efficient window options designed to meet your energy efficiency requirements. These windows are evaluated based on factors like U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), Visible Light Transmittance (VT), and air leakage resistance; depending on where in the United States your home is located will determine which ratings apply best.

Argon Gas

Argon gas is an inert, nontoxic gas used to fill the space between glass panes in energy efficient windows to help minimize heat transfer and save homeowners money on heating and cooling bills.

Sulfur-containing insulations perform much better at slowing thermal transmission than air or nitrogen, without contributing any ozone-depleting chemicals, making it an attractive choice for energy-efficient windows in cold climates.

Argon can increase double-pane windows’ R-Value by as much as 30 percent, helping keep more heat inside during winter and less heat outside during summer.

Window professionals use a special device to pump argon gas between window panes. This process can be complex, and should only be attempted by professionals. Argon is less expensive than krypton and therefore the industry standard for window insulation; triple-pane windows offer additional energy efficiency. They come in an assortment of styles as well.

Energy Star

Replacing old windows with energy efficient ones from ENERGY STAR certified manufacturers can lower household energy bills by an estimated 13 percent nationwide and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and homes alike.

Special coatings on window glass reflect heat away from your home’s interior and exterior, keeping it cooler during summer and warmer during winter. Furthermore, they protect furniture against UV light damage that would otherwise fade over time.

The best Lexington replacement windows should carry an ENERGY STAR label to meet stringent efficiency regulations set forth by the United States government. Look for windows with Low-E glass and various frame materials that offer additional insulation, such as cladding materials that provide further insulating qualities.

Double-pane windows feature two panes of glass separated by an air or argon gas-filled space in between, offering better insulation than single-pane windows. Triple-pane windows boast even greater energy efficiency; an experienced residential window installation company will be able to recommend which type is suitable for your climate and home design.

Frame Material

Material choices for window frames have an immense effect on their durability, energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Many common frame types offer options that can help reduce drafts while increasing insulation levels in your home and saving money.

Vinyl siding is an economical and easy solution that resists moisture and corrosion without needing painting or staining, yet performs poorly in cold climates due to expanding/contracting expansion issues which lead to seal failure and high heating costs. Unfortunately, however, vinyl is susceptible to expansion/contraction which increases heating costs further still.

Wood frames are timeless classics that blend aesthetic appeal with natural insulation properties. Wood may be more susceptible to water damage than its synthetic counterparts; however, its superior performance in most climates makes up for this with customizable finishes available in an endless variety. Fiberglass and composite windows offer the best of both worlds by combining strength, visual appeal and energy efficiency of wood with energy efficiency of vinyl windows; look for frames using fusion welding instead of mechanical fasteners like screws which could promote air leakage.