When a Nebraska Homeowner wants to make their house more energy efficient, usually the first thing they think about is replacing their old windows. With old windows the cold Nebraska wind can make your gas bill skyrocket in just a few short weeks. Window replacements are most common in the fall season. It is recommended to plan ahead of time regarding window replacement so Omaha Window Replacement Companies such as Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing can get you scheduled and your windows replaced prior to the cold weather arriving.
Omaha Window Replacement Company Discusses Glass Types for Home Windows
Let’s face it; the vast majority of houses have terribly in-efficient windows. Most homes built as late as the 1960’s and even into the mid 1970’s had windows with single pane glass, even with storm windows added; these windows are hot in the summer, cold and drafty in the winter. If you are going to put the money into installing new windows, we (Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing) recommend you to look carefully at glass options that are available by a reputable Omaha Window Replacement Company. See Below for a few types energy efficient glass types that are most common within the Window Industry:
What is Double Glazing?
This is the most used glass configuration in the window industry today. It is constructed of 2 panes of glass separated by a perimeter spacer. The spacer seals to the panes of glass forming an air-tight space. Double Glazing keeps the heat in and the noise out while reducing your carbon footprint. The double glaze glass offers several design styles and has little to no maintenance required.
What is Triple Glazing?
This adds a third layer of glass creating a second air space, though not doubling the glass package’s efficiency, it does add about 20%. Triple Glazing offers a more rigid and strength window which is excellent in extreme weather. The triple glaze offers a resistance to condensation problems. The downside to triple pane is the additional cost and weight that is added to the sash.
What is Low-E?
Low-E stands for low Emissivity Emissivity is the measurement of a surface’s ability to absorb or reflect radiant energy (The lower the Emissivity rating, the better the insulation effect in regard to heat loss). Low-E is a clear coating applied to one side of the glass in a double pane window that keeps your home warm in the winter by reflecting certain segments of the sun’s light spectrum back into the home. The Low-E not only helps protect your home from unwanted UV rays which can burn your skin, fade your carpets, and damage your furniture.
What is Argon Gas?
Argon is a heavy, innert glass that is pumped into the air space(s) of double and triple pane glass. Because it is much heavier than air, heat and cold do not pass as easily through it. Argon Gas Windows are designed to keep the heat in and to reduce indoor pollution.
Conclusion: Contact Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing
The quality of the glass options listed above can vary. At Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing we always buy windows from a reputable manufacturer that backs its glass options with a full lifetime materials and labor warranty. Do you need help determining which glass options would be ideal for your home; contact Husker Siding, Windows & Roofing Today (402) 894-9525?
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