Energy Efficient Windows
Although there are many reasons to replace windows in your home, by far the most common reason people choose replacement windows is to improve energy efficiency in their homes. At the Colorado Window Company, we are committed to providing window options that are not only pleasing to the eye, but will save you money on your energy costs in the long term.
What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?
There are four major factors that affect the energy efficiency of a window – the material the frame is made of, the glass in the window itself, the style of window, and the installation.
Different materials conduct heat and cold at different rates, which is why the material that your window frame is made of is important. Many old window frames are made of aluminum, for example. While durable and somewhat easy to care for, they are prone to heat and cold transfer, making them a drain on your heating and cooling costs. Vinyl frames are good insulators, budget friendly, and nearly maintenance free, but may not fit the aesthetic of your home. Wood windows are typically considered top of the line as far as insulation goes, and are exceptionally beautiful in the right home. Our wood windows are also durable, combining the most advanced technology to protect against moisture, stains, and decay. However, wood windows may be cost prohibitive, as they tend to be more expensive than vinyl. Composite windows are becoming more popular, as they offer the insulating properties of wood, but they tend to be a bit more durable and require very little maintenance. Contact us for a free estimate, and we can help walk you through more of the pros and cons to different materials.