Getting energy efficient replacement windows helps you to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint on the environment. But it can be hard to tell if a window is truly energy efficient or not. It’s not like aesthetics—you can tell by looking at a window whether or not you like it. Rather, it’s the overall performance, which is made up of plenty of individual components, all of which you have to consider to get replacement windows that will give you the efficiency you crave. Here are a few things to look at when considering replacement windows in Pompano Beach, FL.
When it comes to the frame of your window, you are choosing a very important part of the window. Professionals recommend that you look for frame materials that are durable, low maintenance, and insulating. One of the best materials for those goals is vinyl. It has become the most popular material on the market because of its benefits and because it is lower in price than other options.
After you get the frame material worked out, you have to choose the type of glass you’ll get. You might think that glass is glass, but that’s not the case in today’s modern world. All replacement windows come with double panes as a standard, but you can add a triple pane to insulate your home further. You can also add a gas filling between the panes (which is denser than air and insulates the home even more). There are also things you can do to the glass, such as add a low-e coating, which can save you even more energy and ramp up the efficiency of the home.
The installation is just as important as any other factor on the window itself. When you get replacement windows, you absolutely must have them installed by professionals. If you try to do it yourself, you may automatically void any warranties on the window from the factory. Then, if anything goes wrong, you have to pay someone to fix it and you have less efficiency in your home because of the faulty installation. It’s worth the money and effort to get a professional installation if you are getting replacement windows.
Each of these components makes a big difference in the overall energy efficiency of the replacement windows you end up buying. The window’s performance matters first and after that, the installation is highly important. If you get everything lined up well, you can end up with highly energy efficient windows. To get what you want for your home, work with the professionals at High End Impact Windows & Doors by calling for a consultation at 954-782-7100. You can also stop by and see our energy efficient windows Pompano Beach, FL in person. Our showroom is located at 1472 S Dixie Hwy E, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 and we have experts on hand to answer your questions and show you the differences between the windows we offer.