According to statistics, heating and cooling costs make up 48% of your utility bills. That’s just heating and cooling, but what about the rest? It’s time to take practical steps to keep those utility costs down, and the best place to start is with your windows.
Installing energy-efficient replacement windows is one way of reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint. But, how do you know your window is truly energy-efficient? Simple—look at the whole window performance, not just the individual components.
According to Renewal by Andersen of Spokane, homeowners look at three things when it comes to their window replacements: framing material, glass, and professional installation.
As window contractors recommend, consider three factors when choosing a frame for your window. These are superior insulation, durability, and low maintenance. One of the best materials for window frames is our exclusive Fibrex® material, as it combines the stability and strength of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl.
There’s more to glass than just being a transparent panel. You may think that all glass panels are the same when in reality, they’re not. Glass panels have different types of special coatings that help keep the heat inside your home during the winter months and outside during summer. It’s important to know if you’re using the right glass material for optimal heat distribution and reduced utility bills.
Incorrect installation can have serious repercussions on the performance of your home, from windows to replacement patio doors. This is why you should only let experienced window contractors take care of your window replacement projects.
Each of these components contributes to the energy efficiency of your window, but the whole window performance matters the most. For more insight on your doors and windows in Seattle, WA, feel free to call our experts at (206) 686-7733.