Summer heat can be exhausting. Though air conditioning systems significantly help with cooling your home, there are also other ways to stay cool indoors — like getting better windows.
In this post, remodeling company Callen Construction discusses how new windows can help keep your rooms comfy and cool this summer.
Apart from providing ventilation and natural light, windows also insulate your home and prevent cooled air from leaking out. U-factor also plays a vital role; this refers to the ability of a window to insulate. Generally, the lower the U-factor, the better it performs. Vinyl frames are great choices for improving insulation. They contain multiple chambers that are intended to provide a barrier to heat gain and loss, thus improving your home’s energy efficiency. In addition, vinyl frames are easier to clean and maintain.
Reduced Solar Heat Gain
Modern windows are designed to emit as little heat as possible. Window replacement companies often recommend getting windows with low-e glass. Low-e stands for low emissivity, and windows with low-e coatings reduce the heat inside your home by blocking UV rays and excessive heat from penetrating the glass panes.
Greater Energy Efficiency
New windows that are more energy-efficient reduce the strain on your HVAC system and the energy needed to cool your home. The best windows are certified by ENERGY STAR® as they have good solar heat gain coefficient and U-factor ratings. SHGC refers to the solar radiation that goes through a window, so the lower it is, the less heat gets transmitted into your spaces.
From bathroom remodeling to window installation, you can always count on Callen Construction for your home improvement needs. We are ready to provide you and your family with the high-quality services you deserve! For more information on our services, contact us at (414) 529-5509 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI, and other surrounding areas.