The windows in your home account for the number one source of heat loss and air leaks. New windows offer superior insulation that keeps your home a comfortable temperature throughout the year and lowers your energy costs.
Make your house more attractive and energy efficient with residential window tinting in Huntsville and nearby areas. It boosts privacy, blocks harmful UV rays and insulates to cut AC and heating costs.
Low-E glass is a standard feature in many energy efficient home windows. It has a special coating that helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also reduces your energy costs and the wear and tear on your heating and cooling system.
This technology also allows more natural light into your home. Studies have shown that natural light can boost moods, productivity, and physical health. And it saves on artificial lighting costs.
With a low-emissivity window, the metallic oxide coating also reduces harmful UV radiation. This extends the life of carpets, draperies, and other furniture in your home. This is particularly beneficial for people who live in areas with long, cold winters.
Argon Gas-Filled Windows
Argon is a heavier, denser gas that helps decrease heat convection currents between two panes of glass. This makes a window more insulated and decreases your energy costs. This is because your furnace and air conditioner won’t have to work as hard.
Argon-filled windows are also better insulators than double or triple pane windows that don’t have the gas. This is because they don’t have as many gaps between the panes of glass.
It’s important to keep in mind that your argon-gas windows will leak some of the gas over time. This is due to cracks or gaps in the sealant and will not significantly affect their energy efficiency.
Some argon-gas filled windows also contain krypton gas, which is similar to nitrogen in properties but doesn’t leak as much. This combination of krypton and argon along with low-E window coatings drastically reduces heat transfer between the inside and outside of your home. These windows also block a large amount of harmful UV rays that can fade your carpet, furniture and draperies over time.
In addition to being functional, storm windows add value and aesthetics to your home. They can also save you money on energy costs and brighten dreary rooms. They come in a variety of sizes and materials, including double- and triple-pane options.
Double-pane options have two glass panels with a space between them that’s often filled with argon gas. They offer superior insulation compared to single-pane windows. Triple-pane windows provide even more insulation.
Typically, storm windows are fitted with an outer window casing and an inner frame equipped with movable glass and screen panels. Some models have three track systems, while others have only two tracks or a simpler configuration with a single glass panel and a fixed screen.
Whether you have older wooden windows or vinyl replacements, a set of wood storm windows can improve their appearance while making them more resistant to tornado winds and other elements. Modern wood storm windows can feature low-e glass that blocks UV rays, brightens light and protects carpet and furniture from damaging sun exposure.
Front doors make a big impact on the overall look of your home, so it’s important to find a style that complements your curb appeal. JELD-WEN offers an array of beautiful options in both wood and fiberglass, so you’re sure to find the perfect door for your home. Plus, you can accent your new doors with stylish hardware that goes from subdued to bold to perfectly match your home’s unique style. Champion installation technicians take careful measurements and follow a step-by-step process to ensure your entry doors fit perfectly and are weatherproof, and they always clean up completely when they leave.