Modern, high-quality windows aren’t just expected to keep the rain out and let the sun in; they’re expected to keep condensation, heat transfer, and other sources of energy waste at bay, no matter what the weather looks like outside. Quality replacement windows can keep out the heat of the summer sun while letting in most of its light, thanks to modern materials and advances in technology. The goal for any modern window should be to allow us to benefit from the desired look without compromising energy efficiency or causing drafts.
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A truly energy-efficient window needs to have that property in mind throughout the design process. The frame materials, glass, coatings, films, and how well the hardware fits together — all of these things determine how energy-efficient your window will end up being. That’s why you need to invest in quality design as much as anything else; throwing money at materials and branding alone won’t get you what you need.
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Energy-efficient replacement windows are designed such that they transfer as little heat as possible. That means that during the winter, the window doesn’t suck your heat out of your home, and during the summer, it doesn’t suck in heat from outside. The most important material to consider in window efficiency is, of course, the glass; something like a double-glazed set of glass panes separated by an appropriate spacer can work wonders, preventing heat transfer and discouraging problems stemming from condensation and moisture. To further control the passage of heat, modern, efficient glass is topped with a low-emissivity coating, which reflects infrared light — and its heat energy — while still letting the visible spectrum of light pass into your home.
Energy-efficient window construction also involves choosing the right materials for your sash and frame; Zen Windows, for example, uses high-quality vinyl or fiberglass.
The final consideration is construction and design, as good materials with gaps or poor craftsmanship can leak all the same. Well-designed windows will be designed so that the sashes fit snugly are designed so that sashes close snugly into headers and sills and will interlock efficiently with other components. Rubber seals, weatherstripping, and effective spacers between glass panes and other components also play roles in the overall efficiency.
Older windows joined together with nails or other connecting materials were once common, even with modern materials, but these joints inevitably become a flaw in the design of any window. In modern energy-efficient designs, these weaknesses are eliminated by fusing materials with heat, sealants, and interlocking designs wherever possible. These designs are also much less susceptible to flexing apart and creating new gaps over time.
Fortunately, these improvements in design can be seen across most modern window designs, not just high-end energy-efficient windows. With each passing year, even the baseline window becomes more efficient and durable, making quality windows an easy choice, even on a budget.
In Austin, choosing Zen Windows for your replacement window needs is an easy decision. Call our team today at (866) 526-0574 or reach out to us online to request a quick quote and timely quality window installations.