Spring is here, signifying the end of that pesky heating bill you’ve had to pay throughout the winter. But with the winter finally at an end, it is time to consider how you can save money throughout the summer and the upcoming winter. One way you can cut the cost of your heating is by replacing your old windows. Windows have a surprising effect on the energy efficiency of your home. Older, single-pane windows can release heat you want in your house during winter. They also don’t efficiently keep cold air in the house during summer. As a result, you must pay more for heating and cooling as it escapes through your old windows.
At Capital Glass, we pride ourselves on having the latest in glass and window technology. We offer several different styles of windows, all with the latest energy-efficient technology, so you can have a great looking house with lower bills. We offer three kinds of windows: vinyl, aluminum, and wood. Our windows are comprised of insulated glass units with a Low-E coating, which is a recipe for efficiency.
So, what do these terms mean? Insulated glass, unlike single-pane windows, is made from two pieces of glass that have an aluminum spacer for more wind resistance, durability, and insulation. Insulated glass also will help keep outside sound away from your home and decrease heat loss. A Low-E coating is an additional coating that can be applied to the window. It has added heat loss prevention and controls the impact of the sun on your house. This coating helps keep heat inside your home during winter, and outside your home during summer.
Now, what about the different styles of windows? As we said earlier, we have vinyl, aluminum, and wood. All these choices have their own efficiency and aesthetic values depending on your home. Our vinyl windows are a combination of a vinyl frame with insulated glass. Vinyl windows are a great middle of the road option because they are less maintenance than wood windows and have less heat transfer issues than aluminum windows, all at a lower cost.
While aluminum windows have become less popular over the years, they still have some great uses. One place where aluminum shines is, unlike vinyl, aluminum is available in a variety of colors which can add a pop to the outside of your home. They also, like vinyl, are going to be less maintenance than wood windows.
Wood windows are going to have the most maintenance, but there are immense benefits to wood windows as well. When made with insulated glass like ours, they can be highly energy efficient. Like aluminum, they are customizable in color and even more so with the design. If properly maintained, they can last for decades and overtime patina nicely with the rest of your house.
There are different windows to suit different needs and the experts here at Capital Glass will work to find the most efficient, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing window for your home. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing the windows in your current home, we will provide you with high-quality products and a one-year guarantee.