Window replacement may seem like a straightforward process but there are actually a few things you have to consider if you want to get the best results. One of the most important things you should look into is making sure you have the right type of glass for your windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix lends some advice.
Take a Look at the Glass
Many homeowners think that any type of glass in a window will do, but the type of glass used for your windows has important long-term effects on your home. Regular glass panes do little beyond keeping the wind out, but special Low-E glass panes can have a huge impact on your home’s energy efficiency.
Choosing Your Low-E Glass
Depending on your window replacement needs, you can choose different kinds of low-E glass to make your home energy efficient. Some windows improve their energy efficiency by using multiple glass panes to limit the amount of heat that can pass through a window, while other options may be covered with a layer of special film designed to reflect or absorb heat from the sun.
How Much Does it Help?
Different types of energy-efficient glass panes can vary in terms of how much they can improve your energy efficiency. Even similar types of low-E glass can give you varying results. For example, our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass panes can be over 50% more energy-efficient compared to regular glass panes, while our High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass panes are even more efficient, possibly up to 70% more energy efficient than regular glass. While low-E glass costs more than regular glass, windows that use low-E glass options will give you more long-term value in terms of energy savings.
Your local window replacement experts are ready to help you achieve better energy efficiency in your home. Call Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix at (602) 562-1176 and get a free, no obligation estimate. We serve clients in and around Phoenix, AZ.