If you’re shopping for replacement windows, you’ll likely want to invest in energy-efficient windows that will help improve the comfort and performance of your home. But with so many options available, how do you know which ones are the most energy efficient? Here’s what to look for as you assess your options.
Energy-Efficient Components of Windows
If you’re looking to replace your existing windows, any window you see on the market today will likely be more energy efficient than your old windows. Advances and innovations in window fabrication have resulted in a plethora of features that contribute to a high-performing window product. However, all of these components need to work together to produce the results you’re looking for. For instance, fiberglass window frames are more energy efficient than other window materials. However, if the glass area of the window doesn’t also contain insulating features, it may not be the most energy-efficient window available.
Some of the key features to look for to find the most energy-efficient replacement windows for your home include:
- Insulated frames
- Low-E glass coatings
- Argon gas fills
- Multiple panes of glass
- Heavy-duty weatherstripping
- A non-conductive spacer system
- An airtight construction
It’s equally important to consider who’s installing the windows. The most energy-efficient window in the world can still be drafty and lack the benefits you desire if it’s not properly installed. To get the best results for your window replacement investment, you’ll want to find a window company whose workers have a high level of skill and expertise and are committed to following the best practices for window installation.
Finding the most energy-efficient replacement windows for your home depends on the type and construction of the window as well as the workmanship that goes into its installation. For more information about what to look for in energy-efficient windows for your home, contact Kingdom Contracting today.