At Progressive Insulation & Windows we find that our clients are often shocked to see what a big difference new windows can make in their home’s appearance, energy efficiency, and other aspects. Keep reading to find out what elements of new windows can help improve your home, lower your energy bills, and look great. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free estimate.
Triple Pane Glass Creates a Huge Change
If you have single pane glass and you are going to double pane glass, you’ll see a big difference. A change from single to triple pane is a huge deal. When you choose triple pane windows, you will see a noticeable reduction in outside sound coming in. If you live in a loud area, this can be a big deal. The added pane of these new windows is also one of the ways in which new windows improve energy efficiency.
Inert Gas Helps Insulate Homes
Another thing you can expect with new windows is for inert gas filling to help insulate between your panes of glass. Air does a good job, but inert gas is much denser than air and therefore offers more insulation. You can choose between two invisible, harmless gases: argon and krypton. They slow air that tries to move through your windows, which makes it harder for it to get through.
Low-E Glass Coatings Can Help Protect Your Belongings and Your Health
The goal of windows is to bring in natural light, yet that light can be damaging and unhealthy. Modern frames are sleeker and smaller than frames of the past, which allows even more sun to come in – which means there are more UV rays to damage your skin, your health, and even your furniture and carpeting. That sun can also work to heat up a home you are in the middle of trying to cool with your AC.
That is where low-e glass coatings come in. They do not interrupt the sunlight from coming in, so you get the bright, beautiful look you want, but they do prevent the UV rays from coming in. You get what you want while skipping the health risks and the damage to your property.
These Upgrades Might Cost More but They Are Often Worth It
Of course, all of the upgrades listed here will cost you more than buying your traditional windows. That said, with the lower utility bills, better insulation, and reduction in UV rays, they can pay for themselves in no time. If you are interested in learning how we can help install the best windows in the business, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200.