If you feel like your home requires a makeover, new windows will change its look from the inside out. It’s also a worthy investment for people looking into selling their property in the future. Besides boosting the beauty of your humble abode, quality replacement doors and windows will also increase its energy efficiency and comfort. They will make it easier for your HVAC system to reach your desired temperature, resulting in lower utility costs.
Here are ways new windows can help keep your home cool this summer.
Ways New Windows Can Cool Your Home in Summer
Reduced Heat Transfer From Low-E Glass
Low-emissivity (low-e) coatings are applied to glass to keep heat from infiltrating window glass. Manufacturers use them during the production process. This feature is one of the main reasons new windows can help reduce your interior’s temperature in summer. What it does is minimize heat transfer through radiation and conduction.
Consider SHGC Ratings When Choosing Windows
Whether replacing double-hung or casement windows, you must check solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) ratings. It refers to the amount of solar radiation that penetrates the window glass. Products with a lower SHGC rating work better at keeping the sun’s heat from entering your living space.
Improved Insulation From Quality Framing
At Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, we install windows featuring our unique Fibrex® material, which offers excellent thermal insulating properties. Combined with the Andersen® High Performance™Low-E® glass, you’ll have windows that can keep your home comfortable all year round. This material is so strong that it can be made into narrower frames. It’s designed to increase your curb appeal and engineered to protect your home against the elements.
No matter your home style, we have a wide range of energy-saving window replacement options for you. Fibrex material can be made to fit any shape of window openings, helping unify the elements of your house. The sustainability of this material makes it an ideal option for people who are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Fibrex is considered a cleaner material because it contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber. Our windows are ENERGY STAR®-certified and meet the Green Seal’s environmental certification standards.
Added Insulation From Gas Fills
If you still have outdated single-pane windows at home, it’s definitely worth considering getting new multi-pane units. Many modern windows possess at least two panes of glass with insulative gas between them. Argon and krypton are the most common window gas fills. They are colorless, odorless and non-toxic.
Filling the middle of the window glass with these gasses adds more insulation to your home. As a result, it’s easier for your living space to stay at consistent temperatures. During summer, they will help you remain cool and cozy, even on the hottest days of the year. Energy savings and comfy indoor spaces are two things you can expect when you choose multi-pane units for your window replacement project.
Other Benefits of Window Replacement
Added Property Value
You can get a significant return on your investment with energy-efficient windows. Many of today’s buyers prefer properties with energy-saving features. If you’re selling your home soon, new windows can increase its market value and attract more potential buyers.
Quieter Living Space
Do you live near the road or in a busy neighborhood? If so, you can benefit from new windows. They can help reduce the outdoor noise that reaches your home, making your spaces more peaceful and quieter. It means you get to sleep better and encounter fewer distractions as you go through your day.
Quality windows can make your home safer. Hard-to-operate windows can put your safety at risk, especially during emergencies when you need an escape route. Modern windows feature better security features and hardware, assuring your property is secure.
Modern, energy-efficient windows don’t require as much upkeep as their older counterparts. Renewal by Andersen windows won’t ever need painting or scraping. They’re less likely to develop moisture-related issues like rot, decay and mold. You just need to clean them regularly to keep them in good condition.
At Renewal by Andersen of Nashville, we install a wide range of energy-efficient products, including casement windows and patio doors. Call us at (615) 238-9463, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Clarksville, TN, and nearby communities.