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How Replacement Windows Improve Your Home’s Energy Usage

How Replacement Windows Improve Your Home’s Energy Usage

You might be worried about seeing your energy bill skyrocket, but replacement windows can improve your home’s energy consumption.

Homeowners in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia can expect to use plenty of energy during the summer. The seasonal heat in all three of these states can be unbearable. You might be worried about seeing your energy bill skyrocket, but replacement windows can improve your home’s energy consumption.

The Weather

In rainy weather: When it feels like it rains every day, you will want to choose replacement windows that are better at resisting the effects of moisture and condensation. Vinyl, for instance, is a fantastic choice for replacement windows when you need to withstand constantly rainy weather. On rainy days, it’s bound to feel colder despite the humidity. Thus, you’ll need to make sure that your replacement windows will help retain heat. The U-factor of any replacement windows measures their insulation. Look for values of 0.3 or below.

In sunny weather: The sun is strongest during the summer months, so you’ll want to be ready for that. This is especially important considering your windows will bring in plenty of sunshine. Make sure the replacement windows you choose have good solar heat gain resistance, since you don’t want too much heat trapped inside on a day that’s already hot. After all, you’ll want to turn up the air conditioning to compensate, and that will help make your energy bills go up. Find a solar heat resistance rating below 0.3.

Reflective Coatings

Some replacement windows can be given reflective coatings. If you worry about too much sunlight and heat getting in through your replacement windows the reflective films can help. Be careful with the ones you choose, however, so you don’t void the warranty on the replacements windows. For best results, you might want to pick low-emittance coatings.

Low-Emittance Coatings

Low-emittance coatings are also known as low-E coatings. You’ll find that these can provide you with the best results when it comes to energy efficiency. Metal particles help control the amount of heat that enters through your windows. There are two settings you can choose, too. For instance, you can boost the heat gain when it gets chilly closer to the end of the summer, or change it up so that it reflects more light and heat during the intensely hot days of early August.

Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this summer with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-844-320-9847. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

 

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