New windows can help enhance the beauty of your home. They also provide increased energy efficiency and protection from the elements. It’s important to select a reputable window installation company for the best results. Make sure your installer is accredited by leading window companies and has Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (formerly AAMA) certification.
The sun’s powerful UV rays can cause fading and damage to furniture, carpets, artwork, and other items inside your home. Double-pane windows with UV-blocking coatings are a great way to protect your belongings and preserve the beauty of your indoor spaces.
The sound of howling winds and pounding rain can be minimized by up to 65%* with impact-resistant windows. They are also built to resist debris and wind-blown objects, so you can relax in your bedroom or kitchen with peace of mind.
PGT’s SmartView impact-resistant picture windows feature a dual-pane design with low-E glass and a foam insulation core. This helps to reduce heat transfer and air infiltration, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and reducing your energy costs. The frame is made from lightweight aluminum and has a neutral color that blends in seamlessly with your existing trim. Its easy to clean and maintenance-free, making it a perfect choice for your next new window installation.
Argon gas is the most popular option for insulating windows. It is non-toxic, inert and odorless. It also does not conduct heat as easily as air, which makes it an effective insulator. It prevents frost formation and helps keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the year. (2)
Window manufacturers use argon and krypton to replace the air between the glass in double- and triple-paned windows. They increase the insulating value of the windows and reduce power costs for homeowners and businesses. InterNACHI inspectors can spot these types of windows by checking for a small opening in the spacer and the inscription “argon” or “krypton” on the window tag.
Window companies recommend argon-filled windows to homeowners and commercial property owners in all climates, as they are effective at blocking the transfer of heat in any season or region. The windows can also block ultraviolet light, which is damaging to furnishings and flooring, and soundproof a home or business from outside noises.
Triple-pane windows are a great option for cold climates, as they provide better insulation than double-pane windows. They also reduce noise and are more energy efficient than single-pane windows.
In addition to the three panes of glass, they feature a spacer between each glass pane that contains argon or krypton gas. This gas acts as an insulator, helping to keep the heat or air inside your home and the outside elements out.
Typically, triple-pane windows have higher R-values than double-pane windows, which means they’re a more energy-efficient option. Triple-pane windows can also have a low-emissivity (low-e) coating or treatment on the exterior glass, which blocks UV radiation.
Triple-pane windows are more expensive than standard double-pane windows, but they can offer a variety of benefits, including lower energy bills, better sound buffering, and improved security. They can also add to the resale value of your home. However, you should be prepared to spend at least 10%-15% more on triple-pane windows compared to double-pane windows, and it may take several years for the investment to pay off.
Energy Star Certified
ENERGY STAR windows are a great way to reduce your energy consumption and save on utility bills. They can also help reduce acoustic disturbances and keep out the Florida heat.
In addition to reducing your home’s energy costs, you could also qualify for an Energy Star rebate in your area. This can help cover some of the cost of installing the new window.
Our ENERGY STAR qualified windows are available in vinyl and wood frames. You can also choose a combination frame that has different materials throughout the frame and sash. This is a great choice for those that want to have the benefits of both vinyl and wood. The aluminum frames are also hurricane impact resistant.