Investing in Energy Efficient Windows

shutterstock_175988183 Do you want replacement windows that will cut your energy costs? The following are some key things to consider when looking for windows that deliver maximum energy efficiency.

Solar protection Low-emissivity, or low-e glass, is an energy-efficient glass that prevents the passage of heat in and out of your home. Low-e glass blocks natural sunlight in summer, and helps stop indoor heat from escaping during winter months. At Wallside Windows, our dual-pane windows are custom-designed using low-e glass, making them an excellent year-round investment. We can also apply an additional UV coating to your windows, to further reflect interior heat and/or external sunlight.

Insulation Insulation is one of the simplest ways that we can make our homes more energy efficient. Which is why Wallside Windows offer dual-pane windows with argon gas between the two panes for more insulation. Our innovative design keeps heat in during winter and sunshine out during summer, making them up to 50 percent more efficient than their single-pane counterparts.

Energy-efficient treatments You can extend the energy-saving benefits of your windows even further with treatments such as awnings, interior blinds, and window draperies. Install window awnings for extra UV protection during summer, and as a defense against damaging wild winter weather. With energy-efficient interior blinds, you can control the amount of light and heat entering through the windows, simply by raising, lowering, or opening the blinds. Choose medium weight window draperies in a darker shade, and hang them very closely to your window surface for optimum energy efficiency.

Tax credits Homeowners can receive cash rebates on qualifying energy-efficient improvements, including replacement windows. Visit the government’s Energy Star website to learn more about energy-efficient rebates.

Installation Installation is crucial to ensuring your energy-efficient windows perform as they should. Windows should be installed in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations and be properly air sealed, which involves caulking the frame and weatherstripping the components. It’s best to have a professional install your windows – so don’t hesitate to call the team at Wallside Windows for an energy-efficient window installation you can trust.

To learn more about energy-efficient windows and treatments, contact the team at Wallside Windows of Detroit at (313) 908-5243. Our home window replacement experts can help you design energy-efficient windows that are perfect for your home.