Every time somebody thinks of remodeling or giving a spin to the look of their houses the last thing that goes through their heads are windows. window replacements are considered the underdog of house remodeling but that’s far from truth.
Through your windows you can save so much money when energy efficient technologies used, you can change the look of your house by simply changing the framing or going for completely different window designs, there is plenty to consider about your windows.
On the contrary you might be facing serious problems with old windows, materials like wooden frames can get damaged after a while due to climate change and so many other reasons that are out of our hands.
Or maybe the window frames picked weren’t fitted to give the proper comfort your house needed and now are translating into higher electric bills or just non-ideal temperatures as a result of the transferred heat.
To avoid those issues mentioned above is better to consider some of these aspects:
The positioning of the windows
The first impression is always the most important but that doesn’t mean that you have to be ruled by your front facing windows, sure there most be an aesthetic design conveying the style of the house but in order to have a comfortable house window positioning has to be well thought out.
The orientation of the house to the sun and wind can work on your side by giving you light, wind and heat you will need in certain seasons.
Windows have to fit the use of the rooms, so having east and west facing windows in a room where TVs or computers are going to be used since they receive very much of the blinding spring and fall sunlight.
Another point to be consider is the prevailing direction where the wind blows, the wind can be your ally against the heat. Passive ventilation received from the windows can cut down your air-conditioning bills.
Even if you do not have frames who require some type of maintenances, glasses are worth to be paid attention. Air drafts do reduce the efficiency of your windows. Is because of that that glazing has such an important role in your window replacement.
Most of the new homes come with regular glass panels which are known for an ineffective energy saving. Treated glass and low-e window glass are well known for their durability and protection against air drafts.
Treated glass panes construction consist of a protective glaze on each side of the glass which boosts its efficiency when compared to regular glass panels and they can be quite affordable considering its efficiency.
But if you are looking for the most energy efficient option low-e coating glass are the way to go, sure they can be a little more expensive but in the long run they will save you money thanks to their efficiency.
They are built out of two frames of glass panes, between the panes there is argon, a gas that keeps your windows from getting heat or cooling air scape.
Efficiency is the main point to be consider currently since you have plenty of new technology available to incorporate in your windows. So don’t think just about aesthetic, comfort and proficiency are part of what a quality window is made of.