Window construction has improved enormously over the years, with newer windows increasing the energy efficiency of your home. With better seals around your windows, your home loses less heat, protects against cold air and improves the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system.
Low-E windows have a thin protective coating applied to the glass. This layer reflects solar waves to protect your interior from the sun. They are best used in tandem with double or triple paned glass that is insulated with argon for added protection from UV rays. This extra layer helps protect your furniture, paint and carpet from fading. It also keeps your home from absorbing too much heat, thus keeping rooms cooler in the summer. During winter, multi-layers form a barrier from the extreme cold, helping your home stay warmer and using less heating energy.
Not only will you see a savings in your monthly costs, but you may be eligible for ‘new window’ rebates from your utility company. You may also be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes for your energy-efficient replacement windows.
In addition to the monetary savings of new windows, your home’s security can also be enhanced. Strengthened joints and sills help keep your windows from easily being pushed in, as well as windows that have several panes are more difficult to break. If your window is accidentally broken, panes come in tempered glass which is less likely to cause jury.
Concerned about noise? Triple paned or sound control glass can help reduce street noise as well as keep inside noise private.
Many newer windows have progressive designs that assist with cleaning and maintenance. Double paned windows allow you to open and tilt the window sash, gaining you access to the window’s exterior. This makes the cleaning and maintenance of your windows a breeze. Clean windows help energy efficient panes perform better.
At OKC Windows we use on the top windows brands on the market today.