If one of your new year’s resolutions has to do with home improvement, then you should consider replacing your windows. Replacement windows can help lower your energy bill, even if you didn’t know that that was possible. Here are some reasons why.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Replacement windows are built to fit into the window spaces in your home. They are also more energy efficient than other windows that are typically produced in mass quantities. This is because of the seal between the window glass and window frame which means less air can escape.
When you are selecting the right replacement window for your home, you will need to think about the type of glass that you use. Once upon a time, single pane windows were the standard window you would see installed in most homes. But dual pane windows with thicker glass have become more popular.
These days, dual pane windows are far more common. You could even call them the current standard, as opposed to single pane windows or even triple pane windows. Two panes of glass are assembled with space left between them for gas fills. The gas fills also play an important role in making the replacement window more energy efficient.
Argon and krypton are two common gas fills. There are others, but you expect these to be added into your replacement windows. Because these gases are denser than air, they slow down the amount of heat transfer that gets through the window, helping to keep your home warmer during a cold winter’s night. Better insulation allows you to hold onto more heat. Replacement windows are also given a low-emissivity or low-E glazing. This glazing will keep out sunlight in the warmer months, helping your home stay cool without needing to use as much air conditioning.
Preventing Air Infiltration
When a window is built or installed incorrectly, you will find leaks. A leaky window will allow moisture from condensation or precipitation to get into your home. The air will also be able to flow freely, causing your energy bills to go up without any apparent cause. Adding an airtight seal with replacement windows will help you prevent air infiltration.
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this winter 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 results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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