Shopping for replacement windows for your home can be challenging—there are many options to choose from when it comes to style and materials. The good news is that new vinyl replacement windows will not only improve the look of your home, but also have a positive effect on your home’s energy efficiency.
When it comes to materials for windows, vinyl is a great choice because it will not rot or warp like wood or require frequent repainting. Vinyl windows are very low maintenance and can stay looking new for much longer than wood or aluminum. Because vinyl does not need to be replaced very often, it is a greener choice for your home. Your vinyl windows do not deplete natural resources, their durability keeps them out of landfills, and they can even be recycled.
Not only does vinyl last longer than other window materials, but it is also an excellent insulator. Windows are rated according to their U-Factor, or how well they prevent heat and cold from escaping the home. A low U-Factor indicates that the material is a more effective insulator. By keeping in heat in the winter and cool air in the summer, these windows will help your home be more energy efficient. Your utility bills will be lower since you will have to rely less on constant heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in your house.
More Natural Light
Windows are meant to let light into your home, creating a bright, inviting atmosphere. However, in places that experience very warm summer months, standard windows work against the home’s cooling system by letting in too much heat. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient measures how well a window blocks unwanted heat from the sun. New replacement windows will be much more efficient at blocking solar heat gain while still letting through plenty of natural light.
When you’re ready to have new replacement windows installed, call America’s Best Choice Windows of Atlanta at (770) 910-9700 for a free in-home estimate. Our professional staff will make sure you get just the right windows for your home.