Existing or outdated windows can make your home less energy efficient, raise your energy bills, and decrease curb appeal. To solve these problems with replacement windows.
Look for windows with low U-factors and high VT (visible transmittance) ratings to help reduce energy bills while remaining comfortable while simultaneously decreasing your carbon footprint.
Selecting the proper frame material when purchasing windows is one of the key aspects to keeping in mind when shopping for them. Not only can it affect how they look in your home, but selecting an organization which uses quality materials with an excellent warranty could be vital for energy savings and long-term durability.
Aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass and wood are among the most commonly used frame materials, each possessing different strengths and weaknesses. Aluminum for instance is durable enough to withstand Columbia climate but it may not provide as much insulation.
Cellulose Acetate Propionate (CAPro) is hypoallergenic and incredibly lightweight material used for wraparound frames, that can also be molded to the face for custom fitting. Furthermore, CAPro features strong mechanical stability with excellent shape memory properties; thus making this frame material perfect for wraparound designs. Once heated it returns back to its original form.
When purchasing windows, be mindful of their glass composition. Energy-efficient glazing can significantly lower heating and cooling expenses in your home while simultaneously decreasing carbon emissions and cutting carbon footprint.
Finding reliable window installation companies requires doing some research. Reading customer reviews online, getting recommendations from friends or family and seeking background-checked and licensed employees are the keys to finding suitable service providers.
Your replacement windows provider should offer an extensive selection of replacement windows to choose from for your home, such as double hung, casement, bay/bow window casements, sliding, picture, picture lites and specialty. These replacements should add style and value while improving curb appeal and energy efficiency – with U-factor ratings that surpass industry norms, Energy Star certification and Low E glass available if possible.
Argon is one of the six noble gases, and is an unreactive gas with no known reaction with other elements, so its atoms do not mix with them to form new compounds.
Atmospheric trace elements account for only 0.9% of Earth’s atmosphere; small amounts can also be found in earth crust and ocean water.
Argon can be utilized in numerous ways, from filling neon lights to providing an oxygen-free environment for heat treating metals or providing dry suits to scuba divers. Being very dense, Argon also acts as a form of insulation by slowing convective movement between window panels – providing a safer and more energy efficient alternative to traditional glass windows.
Energy Star rating
Energy-efficient windows help lower heating and cooling costs by keeping warm air inside and cold air outside, as well as making your home quieter and more attractive. There are various styles of energy-efficient windows to choose from, including double-pane replacement windows with adjustable panes as well as single-hung styles which allow the lower sash to move up and down easily.
Opt for products rated ENERGY STAR, identified by their blue labels with “ENERGY” written in script and featuring an image of an energy star and arc, that meet stringent energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Their labels display metrics like U-factor, visible transmittance (VT), and condensation resistance to help you make informed choices.
Choose windows with low U-factors for cooler environments and high visible transmittance values (VT) for warmer ones; higher VT values provide more natural light into living spaces. Plus, qualifying purchases could earn tax credits that defray costs over time while saving you money in the process!
New construction window installation
New construction windows are used when building or expanding on a home or addition, attached via nail fin frames to the studs and sealed to protect against air and water infiltration. They’re also an option as replacement windows for existing homes.
Your Lexington residential window replacement project’s frame material choice depends on several factors such as budget, design preferences and energy efficiency goals. Options include vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum frames – our experts are on hand to assist in selecting the ideal one.
Replacement windows can be installed using either full-frame or pocket installation methods. A full-frame replacement requires taking down and removing existing window sashes and frames, while pocket replacement fits directly into existing frames without having to remove exterior cladding – thus being less invasive and more affordable than new construction windows.