What Makes Windows Energy-Efficient?

Windows bring sunshine and fresh air into your living space. They beautify your home from the inside out and improve its protection against the elements. Moreover, energy-efficient windows can reduce your utility bills by helping keep indoor spaces cool in summer and warm in winter. Read on to learn their key features. 

Multipane Glass 

Many modern replacement windows have at least two panes of glass. Between these panes are inert gases like argon or krypton for added insulation. These gases are less conductive than air, reducing thermal transfer through the window. 

Low-E Coatings

Energy-efficient windows typically come with low-emissivity (low-e) coatings. These microscopic metallic coatings deflect UV rays without blocking visible light. With windows with low-e coatings, you won’t have to worry about your furnishings, decor and other belongings fading from sunlight exposure. 

Advanced Frame Materials 

The frame material can also affect a window’s energy efficiency. For instance, wood has natural insulative properties but may require more maintenance. On the other hand, vinyl and fiberglass offer excellent insulation and durability with minimal upkeep. These materials also don’t conduct as much heat as aluminum. 

Proper Installation

Even the most energy-efficient windows won’t perform well when installed incorrectly. It’s among the many reasons to choose a reputable contractor for your window replacement project. You can rely on reputable professionals for high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Before hiring a window installer, research, verify credentials, read customer feedback and check portfolios. 

Are your windows old, damaged or difficult to operate? It might be time to replace them. At Krech Exteriors, we install windows designed to enhance your home’s beauty and energy efficiency. Our team is also ready to assist with your roofing and siding needs. Call us at (651) 688-6368 or complete our online form to get started.

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