What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient?
More and more homeowners are making the decision to invest in new windows that are not only beautiful, but also energy efficient. That’s because energy-efficient windows are a highly cost-effective investment in the long-term. These windows insulate your home and help it remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which lowers the strain on your HVAC system to maintain comfortable interior temperatures year-round. In turn, you can potentially save on monthly energy costs.
Features You Should Look For
Your windows should be designed with several notable features to ensure their optimal thermal performance:
- Several panes of glass – Newer windows are typically double pane or triple pane, which means they have two or three panes of glass that will help reduce heat transfer far better than their single-pane counterparts.
- Warm-Edge spacers – Spacers separate and secure the panes of glass and reduce thermal conductivity.
- Gas fills – These are non-toxic, slow-moving gasses (typically argon or krypton gases) that can be used instead of air between panes of glass to make it more difficult for heat or cold to transfer through your glass pack.
- Low-E glass coatings – These are microscopically thin coatings that are transparent and reflect heat, helping to keep the temperature in your home consistent by reflecting the interior temperatures back inside.
We Have What You Need
At The Board Store, we have energy-efficient windows that are crafted by industry-leading manufacturers – including ProVia, Sunrise, and Heartland – that are widely regarded for the exceptional beauty, longevity, and attention-to-detail of their products. These windows are made of vinyl, a material that is incredibly popular for its exceptional thermal performance. However, energy efficiency is not the only benefit that our selection of vinyl windows have to offer. They are also durable, and will resist warping, cracking, rotting, and deteriorating, even after continual exposure to UV rays and other harsh natural elements.
Our windows are also low maintenance, and will not require any sanding, scraping, or re-staining to keep them look like-new. And, speaking of appearance, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of colors, finishes, grille configurations, and styles – including bay, bow, casement, double hung, and picture – that are sure to give your new windows a fresh and sophisticated appearance that will enhance your home’s beauty from the inside out.
You can also count on our team of experts to install your new beautiful, strong, and energy-efficient windows using best practices to ensure that they perform as intended for many years to come. And, we will even back their work with a 10-year labor warranty, in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, so you can have peace of mind your investment is protected.
If you would like additional information about our vinyl windows and why they’re an energy-efficient choice for your home, contact the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at The Board Store today.