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What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Windows

Published on May 2nd, 2016

Windows are available in a wide range of types, shapes and sizes. When you are building a new home from scratch all options are available. In the event you are considering replacing the windows in your home you can be limited to certain options, for example if someone that owned your home before you undertook window installation with units that were of inferior quality or were architecturally inappropriate. There are also homeowners that want to increase or maybe  decrease the sizes of existing windows but, for the greatest majority of homeowners replacement window installation is more a matter of energy saving and ease of maintenance. One of the reasons people are thinking about replacing the windows are aesthetics. New windows can provide a new or updated look for your home. Beautiful, durable wood laminates will allow you to have rich look of wood inside of your home. Grid options or style and color of window can give you opportunity to totally change the look and feel of your home.

Glazing:
As most people focus on energy savings it is understandable that glazing is in the forefront. The most efficient windows have two or three panes of glass. The space between the glass panes is often filled at the factory with an inert gas; usually argon. Standard windows usually have a highly conductive metal spacer bar to hold the two panes of glass apart.  80% of the energy lost through a window occurs at the edge of the glass because of the highly conductive nature of the aluminum spacer. Our all foam spacer has 100 % memory and allows for expansion and contraction, the Super Spacer will always return to original shape. Without the all-foam Super Spacer windows can develop stress cracks and eventually lead to seal failure. Glass plays a very important role in the thermal performance of your window. At least 75 % of exposed surface of a window is glass, and the temperature of the room-side of the glass, directly affects the air temperature in the room. Choosing the right glass for your windows is one of the most important decisions in window buying process.

Replacing windows:
Defectively installed windows can cause degradation and eventually permanent damage to your home. The installation process is equally important to the type of widows that you choose. Proper insulation and sealing the window to the house will make it airtight and watertight. A poorly installed window may be hard to open and close, and its durability, energy efficiency and appearance will be compromised.

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