Installing, high-performance windows will improve your home's energy performance. If your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be more cost-effective to replace them than to try to improve their energy efficiency. New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs. When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs. Improving window performance in your home involves design, selection, and installation.
If your home has single-paned windows, as many U.S. homes do, consider replacing them with new double-pane windows with high-performance glass. In colder climates, select windows that are gas filled with low emissivity (low-e) coatings on the glass to reduce heat loss.
If you are building a new home, you can offset some of the cost of installing more efficient windows because they allow you to buy smaller, less expensive heating and cooling equipment.
Efficient windows may have two or more panes of glass, warm-edge spacers between the window panes, improved framing materials, and low-e coating(s), which are microscopically thing coatings that help keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer.
Take the guess work out of where and how to insulate around your windows for the perfect air sealing and give us a call; we can go over all your questions during your free estimate.