Your windows can make or break your home’s energy efficiency. But what exactly determines a window’s energy efficiency? In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky discusses what makes a window energy-efficient:
Design and Style
The design of the windows plays a major role in determining how energy-efficient they will be. Factors like how the window opens and the quality of the sealing can significantly affect your windows’ energy efficiency.
Sliding windows, for example, feature airtight sealing due to the way they open and close. We recommend this window style if you want more control over your home’s “natural” ventilation.
The glass panes of the window also contributes to its energy efficiency. Our range of windows feature high ENERGY STAR® ratings due to the quality of the glass we use. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass is designed to let ample natural light in while restricting damaging UV rays from entering your living space. With our glass packages, you’ll enjoy abundant natural light without fear of harmful UV light exposure.
The frame material also affects the energy efficiency of your windows. Wood, while sturdy, is very vulnerable to water damage. A window that’s worn down won’t be able to properly ventilate your home.
At Renewal by Anderson, we use vinyl as the material of choice for all our window frames, whether casement, double-hung, or picture windows. This material is more durable and resistant to damage than wood, and can mimic the classic appearance of wood, giving you the best of both worlds.
Need help picking energy-efficient windows for your home? Let our team assist you in installing windows that can reduce your energy bills. Give us a call at (270) 215-5825 for more information on our services. We install energy efficient windows throughout Lexington, KY.