Energy Efficient Glass Options
It may seem as though the windows in your home are passively serving a purpose, but in fact, they are always working. They act as heat and light regulators, so your windows have a very significant impact on your energy usage. According to data provided by the United States Department of Energy, windows account for approximately $35 billion in energy losses each and every year. If you have outdated, inefficient windows, you are running up your power bills needlessly, and you may not be getting optimal levels of natural light.
The quality and makeup of the glass and the frame construction will dictate the energy efficiency or lack thereof. We have been providing energy efficient windows for clients in Raleigh-Durham and throughout the state of North Carolina for nearly two decades, and we utilize highly efficient, state-of-the-art glass and framing materials. There are a number of design factors that impact the energy efficiency of a glass window. As you may imagine, technology has advanced over the years, and the windows that are currently available are far more effective than the windows of the past.
Low-E coated glass is now being utilized to provide maximum efficiency. This type of glass allows for maximum levels of light transmittance with minimal solar gain. It reradiates heat to make your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Multiple panes of glass help to provide energy efficiency, and we offer products that have two or even three panes. Energy efficiency can also be enhanced by gas fills between the panes. Non-toxic, odorless gases like argon and krypton are used, because they provide more enhanced insulation.
Energy efficient windows can save you money each and every month when your power bill arrives, and you may also be eligible for an Energy Star tax credit if you engage us to install new windows. We offer many different window styles, including single and double hung windows, sliding windows, casement windows, and awning windows. If you would like to discuss energy efficient glass windows with one of our knowledgeable consultants, call us right now at 919-231-7181.