Window replacement is an excellent way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and style. It will save you money on energy bills and help to reduce drafts and cold air.
One of Florida’s greatest charms is its sunshine, but it can also be harmful to interior furnishings. New windows with UV-blocking coatings can protect furniture and carpets from fading.
The primary reason for installing impact windows is to protect your home from the high level of wind-driven debris generated by severe storms and hurricanes. If these debris break your windows, they can damage property and threaten life. This is especially true in Florida, where we regularly experience hurricanes and tropical storms.
The good news is that impact-resistant windows and doors provide the best protection against debris from severe weather. These windows have a thick inner layer of shattered-resistant glass surrounded by strong polymer layers. They are also marked with a frosted marking to differentiate them from standard windows.
They can also help reduce your homeowner’s insurance rates. This is because they can withstand much higher levels of wind-driven debris than regular windows. Moreover, they can be paired with LoE glass to improve energy efficiency and reduce your utility bills.
Upgrading your windows to impact-resistant ones with Low-E glass can increase comfort and reduce energy bills significantly. This type of glass reflects the sun’s rays, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It also protects interiors from fading caused by UV rays.
Our Green Cove Springs team is expert in installing double pane low-E windows with Argon gas-filled spaces and triple-pane glass. These windows offer a high level of insulation and meet Energy Star guidelines.
Sliding windows are another popular choice. They slide horizontally and make rooms feel more spacious. They also fit well in tight spaces. These windows are easy to operate and can be a great addition to any room. They can be installed with or without screens, depending on your preferences.
Argon gas-filled windows
Argon gas is denser than air and improves the energy efficiency of double or triple-pane windows. It also helps prevent frost and condensation on window trim. These windows help homeowners lower their energy costs and create a more comfortable home environment throughout the year.
If your windows are older and you want to boost their energy efficiency, consider replacing them with argon-filled units. This upgrade is cost-effective, and it can help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.
You can find argon-filled windows in all types of shapes and sizes. These windows are designed to work in any climate and can be paired with a low-E coating to improve their energy efficiency. The argon gas also helps block outside noise and minimizes the transmission of heat from the sun.
Energy Star-certified windows
If you want your new windows to last and save money on energy costs, ENERGY STAR-rated windows are the way to go. These windows help reduce heating and cooling costs, while also lowering your carbon footprint. They also keep rooms comfortable and help protect belongings from UV sun damage.
ENERGY STAR windows meet strict energy performance criteria for all U.S. climate zones. They are also a great option for households that need a low-cost window, such as those working with HUD or weatherization programs.
Sliding replacement windows are a popular choice for tight spaces, offering easy operation and a modern look. ENERGY STAR-rated sliding windows have a low-emissivity coating that prevents heat from escaping. This helps to lower your energy bills during the summer.
Triple pane windows are pricier than their double-pane counterparts, but they offer superior energy efficiency and soundproofing. They are also available with a Low-E coating, which further reduces energy costs.
The additional pane increases the insulation and makes it harder for heat to escape. Triple-pane windows also feature a spacer, which keeps the window frame from warping over time. The spacer can be filled with either argon or Krypton, both of which are more effective than regular air.
Triple-pane windows can also lower your indoor humidity levels, which is important for winter. This can help prevent dry skin, hair, and respiratory illness. Viruses, bacteria, and germs thrive in cold and dry air. By keeping the humidity level in your home moderate, you can avoid these problems.