Swing Doors

Energy Efficient Windows

Replacing windows and doors with energy-efficient ones can help with saving on your utility bills, but the benefits go much further. When considering window replacement, energy-efficient windows make your home more comfortable, as their performance determines how much heat comes in and how much escapes through the windows.

When a window specialist comes for a consultation, they will determine which energy efficient windows or doors are best for your home based on the following 3 criteria:

  1. U-factor. The measurement of how well a window keeps heat inside the home. This is a measure of total heat flow through a window or door from room air to outside air.
  2. Solar heat gain. The measurement of how much radiant heat enters the home.
  3. Visible Transmittance. It measures the amount of visible light transferred through a window. Low E ratings can reject solar heat gain without significant reduction to visible light passing through the glass.

Once thespecialist determines the type of energy-efficient windows that are correct for your home, they will work with you to help you choose which window or door to purchase. Your specialist will help you determine if you should purchase windows with double glass or even triple glass with inert gas added. Or if you should add a solar tint, much like a car tint, to block rays. Lastly, they will also make sure your window frames are not letting too much air in and out, and if so, they can replace the frames with better insulated ones. All these changes will impact the windows or doors overall efficiency.

Contact Shield BP today if you’re considering upgrading your home!