Are Your Home’s Windows Energy Efficient?
8/13/2012 8:57 AM
Checking the Energy Efficiency of Your Windows
Unsure if you have energy efficient windows? Checking the energy efficiency of your windows is simple. Most windows have NFRC labels that list the properties of the window. This label will provide you with energy efficiency information such as air leakage, condensation resistance, U-Value, and more.
In addition to this information, windows that are ENERGY STAR -certified will provide additional energy efficiency information. Weather Shield offers several varieties of energy efficient windows in a number of shapes and styles.
If you need more information about energy efficient windows for your home, contact us directly or call your local Weather Shield dealer. Our knowledgeable representatives and highly-trained partners can assist you in choosing the best energy efficient windows for your home!
What Makes Windows Energy Efficient?
There are several factors that determine the energy efficiency of a window. Below are the most important factors that determine how energy efficient a window will be:
Type of Glass – some types of glass is more energy efficient than others. Weather Shield’s Zo-e-Shield glass is an energy efficient glass system that saves energy and protects your home’s interior. Our Zo-e-Shield glass has multiple Low E coatings and an inert gas-filled airspace to provide superior energy efficiency.
Type of Window – some styles and components of windows are more energy efficient than others. For example, casement windows and picture windows are typically more energy efficient than other styles of window. Additionally, fiberglass windows are generally more energy efficient than wood and vinyl windows.
Installation – while window installation itself does not factor into a window’s rated efficiency, proper installation will maximize an energy efficient window’s energy saving potential. A poorly installed window may negate all energy saving qualities the window was manufactured to provide.
Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
If you are remodeling your home or your old windows simply need to be replaced, upgrade your home’s comfort, value, and efficiency with Weather Shield’s energy efficient windows! Energy efficient windows can increase the value of your home and save you money on your heating and cooling costs. We offer several varieties of energy efficient windows sure to fit your home’s style and your budget including:
Full Frame Windows – If your current window frame is unattractive, loose-fitting, or weathered, you should consider purchasing full framed windows. This will ensure that your windows are structurally sound and more energy efficient.
Pocket Frame Windows – Pocket frame windows are fully assembled and are ready to be installed in the pocket of your existing window. This is one of the easiest way to update your windows.
Sash Kits – If your existing window frames are in good condition, but the sash is loose or damaged, purchasing a sash kit is all that is needed.
Energy Efficient New Construction Windows
If you are building a new home or constructing an addition to your home, Weather Shield has an extensive collection of windows. Our most popular energy efficient window product lines are:
Weather Shield - A complete line of premium quality wood and aluminum clad windows with several energy efficient window styles.
EnduraShield – Environmentally friendly fiberglass and fiberglass clad wood windows that offer exceptional energy efficiency.
ProShield – Low maintenance vinyl and vinyl clad wood windows with several energy efficient window styles to choose from. Enjoy the elegance of wood windows with the durability of vinyl with our ProShield window line.
If you are looking for energy efficient windows for your new construction or replacement windows project, call or visit your local Weather Shield dealer today!