New Options In Replacement Windows Add Value To Your Home
Monday, December 15, 2014
If you want to make your home more energy efficient and save on your heating and cooling bills, there are various choices in window replacements for homeowners.
Most of the energy loss in the home is through windows. Even if windows are fully sealed, the materials they are made from in the past are just not effective against energy loss.
With new technologies and materials, windows can now provide a good barrier against the natural elements such as wind, moisture, insects, heat, and cold.
Wood, vinyl, steel, aluminum or fiberglass are the most common choices that provide excellent features such as high energy efficiency. When you install new windows, you will accomplish this goal.
Most windows in homes in the past were fitted with aluminum frames. Yet the worst thing about them is that the aluminum has no insulating properties. Since glass also conducts heat, the combination is very poor in energy efficiency. The best choices are wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and foam when it comes to framing materials.
Replacing your current windows will also increase the value of your home. Home buyers are now considering small things such as the windows in the home, more so than ever before. Not only do they make a difference for the heating and cooling bill, but they can make a difference in the aesthetic appeal and structural integrity of the home.
How It Works
If you want to increase the value of your home by as much as 90% of the cost of the windows, then replacement windows are the key. The old, inefficient windows will only continue to waste your resources and the natural resources of the earth.
Today’s designs in window replacement materials can be surprising since options also include hurricane resistant glass materials. It’s not only about the look and updating the window, but about how much protection the window can provide as well.
Triple-pane windows have two neutralizing air chambers between the three panes of glass. A triple-pane window filled with Argon gas will be 50% more efficient than a double-pane window with Argon.
If a coating is applied to the window, you can allow light to pass through but block additional energy loss by up to 70%.
Manufacturers are taking the design and color options more into account than they ever have before. Samples can give you an idea of what choices you have available. This allows you to keep the design of the home in mind, and will show you how the new window will look in the home.
Which windows you choose can make your home feel more cozy or brighter and lighter. This is dependent upon the materials chosen and the design. Of course in most cases, there are areas you may want to be more open and other areas more cave like and cozy. The best thing about it is that you have a choice.
There are many other considerations involved when choosing your replacement windows and we would be glad to help you with your choices. Paradise Exteriors provide top quality window services in Boynton Beach and all of the south Florida area.