Replace your windows to help keep your home cool
We are always looking for cost-effective ways to help keep our homes cool in the hot and humid Florida temperatures. A great way to do that is by installing new windows. Here are the benefits of helping keep your call home cool with replacement windows.
Upgraded windows provide much more energy efficiency than older styles. The overall comfort of your home will be improved due to better UV protection and ventilation. Energy-efficient windows will help keep your home at a more consistent temperature because of their superior insulation properties.
Low-E windows have a multi layer coating that helps minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that comes through the window. This coating is a great insulator and will help decrease the cooling costs of your home and help keep temperatures down.
Gas filled windows
Another option of an energy efficient window is argon or krypton filled window pain. The gas creates an additional barrier of insulation to keep your home cool and prevent the heat from passing through.
Multiple pane window
The more window panes of glass used in your windows the more energy efficient they will be. With a double paned window with a gas fill you will be creating an effective barrier to the heat.
Window frame materials
Depending on the type of frame you have it will affect the insulation. Vinyl windows are a great energy efficient style windows because they can be created with multiple panes and insulation to help create an effective window that helps keep the heat out.
Another possible option is wood windows because they can certainly help keep a consistent temperature in your home. However in a warm climate wood windows do require more maintenance and upkeep than traditional vinyl windows.
Aluminum windows are actually the worst choice for creating a cool home. Aluminum does not have very much insulating property and will allow the heat to come more easily into your home.
When it comes time to choose energy efficient windows to help keep your home cool year-round you have a variety of options. In order to determine which is best for your home you should contact the professionals. Call or stop by Gulfside Widows, Doors and More today to learn more about energy efficiency and keeping your home cool with replacement windows.