Best Energy Efficient Window Replacement Options
Looking for ways to boost the energy efficiency of your home? Replacement windows could be the answer. Old, outdated windows often drag down the energy performance of your home by leaking in cold air and allowing heat from your home to escape outside. Of course, it’s important to have the right kind of replacement windows in order to truly enjoy the ideal energy efficiency for your New Hampshire home. So how do you find the best replacement windows for you?
Best Replacement Window Material
You can find replacement windows in all types of materials, including wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Many homeowners love the look of wood, but it can become expensive to maintain, needing to be constantly re-stained in order to stand up to the weather. Many homeowners have begun turning to fiberglass windows. Ultrex fiberglass is one of the strongest, most energy efficient materials in window manufacturing, so strong that ultrex is often used in bridge construction. However, for those who still enjoy the style of wood, there’s wood-Ultrex windows by Marvin, with Ultrex exteriors to hold up against the elements and wood interiors for style.
Best Replacement Window Style
Replacement windows come in a variety of styles, because of course, your original windows also came in a variety of styles. However, not all of those styles are as efficient as the rest. Single-hung replacement windows, for instance, tend to be lacking when it comes to the proper seal and energy efficiency. Double-hung windows, on the other hand, are one of the most popular and energy efficient replacement window styles because of its double sashes. Casement windows can be great for ventilation and have a tight seal, as the entire window closes entirely into its frame. Picture windows, too, are among the most energy efficient because they’re designed not to open at all.
Best Replacement Window Installation
Even with the right window, the key to the best, most energy efficient replacement windows is in the installation. The windows have to be fitted exactly, or they’ll cause more harm than good to your home’s heating and cooling costs. If they’re too tight, cracks could start to form, while if they’re too loose, air will leak through the gaps between the frame and the opening. The right replacement window installation team will know how to find the perfect medium. At Jancewicz & Son, we have our replacement windows custom built to fit the window opening measurements to a T.
Interested to learn more about the best replacement windows for your home? Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information or a free quote.