Here's What To Look For When Choosing New Replacement Windows For Your Home


Are you in need of replacement windows for your home? Here are a few features to look for when choosing new windows to invest in:

Low-E Coating

Windows that are treated with low-E coating effectively will help reflect heat away from your home so it's easier to maintain comfortable temperatures indoors. The coating can be applied to your new windows both inside and out, so the windows perform optimally when it comes to keeping warm air out during the summer and keeping the warmth inside during the winter.

Luckily, low-E coating is transparent, so you won't even notice that your new replacement windows are treated with it. When shopping for your replacement windows, ask your service provider to show you only options that have been treated with low-E coating at least on one side. 

Insulated Glass

You can further enhance the energy efficiency of your home overall by choosing replacement windows that feature insulated glass. Double glazed windows are made up of two panes of glass, and some space is left between the two panes that remains filled up with air or a special gas. This space helps keep cold temperatures outside from transferring inside through the glass. So if the exterior pane is cold, the interior pane will likely maintain room temperatures. Double glazed windows will help minimize heat loss and gain throughout the year, and they'll be a little more durable and should help up well to wear and tear as the coming years pass.

Maintenance-Free Cladding

Cladding helps to protect the exterior of windows so they don't break down as easily while being exposed to the outdoor elements. Aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl cladding is virtually maintenance free so you can enjoy the cladding year-round without having to worry about painting, cleaning, and repairing it. And the cladding will provide a water barrier to ensure that moisture doesn't seep through the framing of the windows. Maintenance-free cladding comes in a variety of colors and designs, so it should be easy to choose an option that enhances your home's current style.

Prefinished Interior Framing

If your framing isn't finished, you run the risk of damaging it while trying to finish it yourself if you're not experienced at the task. Not to mention, the task can be time consuming and expensive. It's important to look for prefinished interior framing so you don't have to sand, paint, and treat them yourself. Like cladding, prefinished interior framing comes in a variety of materials, so you should be able to match your window framing to all the other framing that is already in your home.


21 June 2018

Understanding Window Upgrades For Commercial Buildings

Hello, my name is Donald Clemins. I am here to talk to you about windows for commercial buildings. When I purchased my first storefront, I was shocked to feel cold drafts coming in through the picture windows. The drafts made it feel like the front door was propped wide open. I knew my customers would feel uncomfortable sitting there due to the drastic temperature fluctuations. I contacted a window installer to talk about my options. I was amazed to hear about all of the different types of windows available for my storefront. I would like to share that information on this site to help other people find the best windows for their commercial buildings. I will focus on window material and build upgrades as manufacturers make new developments. Thank you.