The money you may save purchasing cheap windows will go directly to increased heating and cooling costs in the years to come. Though it may be more expensive upfront, opting for energy efficient windows will save you money in the long run. There are various glass types if you’re considering energy efficient windows.
Standard windows with a few panes of glass between the casements have the lowest energy rating and only meet the bare minimum requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). There are better options for energy efficient windows.
Energy Efficient Windows
Low-E. Low emissivity or low-e glass is one of the most popular and versatile building materials today. Low-e glass is coated with an invisible metallic oxide that reflects heat without blocking out sunlight.
Gas-Filled. Gas-filled windows are another option when considering energy efficient windows. Gas-filled windows fill the space between the panes with an invisible, odorless and non-toxic gas such as argon or krypton. These inert gases increase insulation value.
Tinted. Tinted windows not only help control AC and heating but they also reduce UV rays by 90%. During a home improvement remodel, many homeowners put tinted windows in the living room to cut back on glare.
When shopping for energy efficient windows consider Rusco. Marvin, Pella, Polaris and Thermal all carry energy efficient windows for your home. Rusco is here to accompany all of your window shopping needs.