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Get your windows winter ready part 2: All about new windows

Will new windows make my house warmer? The short answer is yes.

Technology has been developing at a rapid speed, and window technology has been moving along right with it. Some of the new windows might look the same to you, but new features are consistently added and their goal is usually insulation. According to Energy Star, new windows saves on average $126–$465 a year when replacing single-pane windows and $27–$111 a year over double-pane, clear glass replacement windows. How is that? Here are some of the new features that have been added to modern windows:

Double pane: The most basic difference between an old window and a new one is the second piece of glass. Sandwiching the air in between the two glass sheets and sealing them provides a far greater amount of insulation than one can.
Gas: On the newer double pane windows, a gas such as argon or krypton is added in between the two panes, increasing the density and optimizing the window efficacy.

Transparent film can be added during assembly, film saves energy by reducing solar heat gain in summer and retaining heat in winter.

With all these new advances, a mistake in the instillation will still have a bigger negative effect than all these advancements help. It is therefore extremely important to make sure that your windows are installed correctly. Have any questions about new windows or instillation, give us a call at (216) 371-3337.