Take a peek into today’s high-performance windows. They can reduce energy loss, provide increased strength and security — and even add to your home’s privacy.
Double-paned windows have two sheets of glass in a frame instead of just one. Between the glass panes is a small space to provide insulation. Often, double-paned windows are as much as 50% more efficient than traditional single-pane versions—and with your windows accounting for as much as half of your heating and cooling bills, double-paned windows can have a significant impact on your energy costs.
By decreasing the amount of heat transfer, double-paned windows not only decrease your energy bills, they increase the level of comfort in your home or business. You’ve undoubtedly encountered the dreaded “hot room” that exists in nearly every home and know just how uncomfortable it is no matter how much the heat or air runs. Installing double-paned windows can help you eliminate this problem.
An often overlooked and undervalued advantage of double-paned windows is their sound dampening qualities. Just as double-paned windows insulate against outdoor temperatures, they also provide noise insulation. This quality makes them invaluable for homes and businesses located near busy streets, airports, train tracks, or even if you simply have noisy neighbors.
Soundproof windows are acoustically engineered to act as a sound barrier and offer most of the benefits of dual-paned windows. A Soundproof Window uses cutting-edge technology to dramatically reduce the noise in your environment and improve your quality of life.
Windows are the major noise problem over 90% of the time. While 100% soundproof is not attainable, 95% is good enough for most homeowners. Blocking out outside noise can only be fully appreciated after the installation of soundproof windows, as the vast majority of people are unaware of how much background noise happens at night. Better and more restful sleep is the initial benefit observed. An added advantage of soundproof windows is the fact that they also eliminate indoor dust pollution.
Tinted windows (Low-E coating) reduce harmful ultraviolet rays and protect home furnishings from sun damage.
Home window tinting controls the sun to help you live in greater comfort. The sun can make certain rooms too hot or filled with glare and can ruin your expensive furniture and fade your hardwood floors. Tinted windows puts the sun in its place to give you back those rooms to enjoy when you want. Plus you’ll save on cooling costs and protect your family from harmful UV rays while adding lasting value and beauty to your home.
It’s important to remember, however, that the energy and acoustical benefits of a window rely, to a large extent, on how well the window is installed, weather-stripped and maintained.
With many options for windows exist today, choosing the best option for your home remodel can be challenging. Let the professional team of Randal G. Winter help you pick from our high-quality selection of materials and styles. Feel free to call us today for a complimentary consultation and estimate.