Replacement Windows - Five Facts to Find the Most Energy Efficient 

Replacement windows can greatly increase the energy efficiency of a home. Here are five facts homeowners should know when shopping for options for their house to find the most energy efficient choices available.

by Maria Bendson Tuesday, November 02, 2010
CHICAGO, ILL. (November 2, 2010) – The energy efficiency of a house can be dramatically increased by the installation of replacement windows (http://www.replacementwindows.net/). Homeowners must be aware of these five facts to find the options that will give them the most energy savings.
1. Shatterproof glass is becoming increasingly popular as it provides additional security against break-ins and severe weather. The glass is shatterproof because of a layer of plastic that is sandwiched between two glass panes. These are two to four times stronger than standard glass and are as energy efficient as low-E panes and help reduce noise levels. In some hurricane-prone areas, shatterproof glass is now required.
2. The R-value of replacement windows measures the resistance to heat flow. Homeowners will want to look for the highest number when it comes to the R-value because the higher the number, the more energy efficient the window.
3. The U-factor measures the rate of heat transfer from the inside of a house to the outside. Homeowners will want the lowest number possible for the U-factor because the lower the number, the more energy efficient the window.
4. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) rating displays how much heat a house gains from the sun. The lower the SHGC, the less heat will be gained. Homeowners will need to decide what options would be best for their climate.
5. Light colored shades can reduce the solar heat gained through a window by up to 43% and awnings can reduce this by as much as 77%. These options should be considered for any home, but especially those looking at picture window replacement (http://www.replacementwindows.net/picture-window-replacement.html) as these larger options will have a greater impact on the energy efficiency of a home.
About ReplacementWindows.net
ReplacementWindows.net is the best way to find highest quality and most affordable new windows for your home. You can get answers to your questions, learn about replacement windows pricing (http://www.replacementwindows.net/replacement-window-pricing.html) and obtain free estimates on prices by visiting the website. Start saving money on your energy bills. Get your free estimates today!

ReplacementWindows.net is the best way to find highest quality and most affordable new windows for your home. You can get answers to your questions and obtain free estimates on prices by visiting the website. Start saving money on your energy bills. Get your free replacement windows quote today!

0    submitted by Maria Bendson
Read More Press Releases

How a Bodybuilding Diet Can Help Build Muscle Naturally

Low Carb Diet Report Casts Light On New Research Findings

Increase in the number of student visa is trending nowadays

Wiwigo Technologies: First of its kind selfie campaign takes place in moving Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi

An important day in real estate sector

Leonard Kim to Appear on Critical Mass Radio Show

Nishan Kohli's recent exhibition on photography

CIMR-PU Esteemed Globally—SAARC DESIMGOW Moderator at NPA Venerated for High Contour-profiles.

Lilanie Kadirgamar Geiger dedicates cookbook to late mother

Vegas Casinos Online

Get press releases by email