Opting to use high-performance and energy-efficient building materials should always be a priority for any builder or homeowner. This is especially true when it comes to your windows. While you may already know what kind of windows you want to install, you may not be familiar with some aspects or features of energy-efficient windows. In today’s post, one of Colorado Springs’ most trusted window companies answers a few of the most frequently asked questions to help guide you through your replacement window project.
What is a Gas-Filled Window?
Most energy-efficient windows will have two or more panes of glass. The space between the panes is filled with an inert gas, usually argon, to act as an insulator to help increase your window’s thermal value and reduce utility costs.
What Is Low-E Glass?
The “E” in low-e glass stands for emittance. Low-E glass is coated with a clear material that reduces the transmission of UV rays from outside without minimizing the amount of sunlight that gets through. If you are in the market for replacement windows, be sure that you get one with a low-E coating as it is definitely worth the investment.
What Does U-Factor Mean?
U-factor is the rate at which a window, door, or skylight conducts non-solar heat flow. To put it simply, U-factor measures the amount of heat that passes through your window. A window with a low U-factor will have a greater resistance to heat flow and will have better insulating properties.
Whether you are looking to install gorgeous French patio doors or would like to install modern energy-efficient windows for your home, turn to the experts over at Renewal by Andersen® of Denver. Feel free to give us a call at (719) 419-5396 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment. We happily serve homeowners in Denver, CO, including Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas.