3 Features of Energy-Efficient Windows: Glass, Gas, and Glazing

It seems that the growing popularity of energy-efficient windows in Detroit is certain. Many homeowners prefer this type of window because of its impact in reducing their energy consumption and bill.

So how does an energy-efficient window help you save energy and money? Here are the key components of windows that help deliver superior performance.


The number of glass pane contributes to a window’s energy efficiency: the more panes, the better. Double-pane and triple-pane glass are better options than single-pane glass.


An odorless dense gas, usually krypton or argon, is placed between panes. This serves as a barrier preventing heat and cold from transferring into your home. Adjusting the amount of convection between your glass panes will help maximize the comfortable temperature in your home.


The low-emissivity (low-E) glass coatings help regulate solar heat gain and loss in varying climates. According to Energy.gov, a tinted glass absorbs a large portion of solar radiation, and reflective coatings help decrease heat transfer. Some coatings even help filter out 40%–70% of the heat normally transmitted through glazed or insulated window glass while allowing light to penetrate.

These components help make your windows energy-efficient. We recommend that you check with your local contractors to determine the perfect window package suitable for where you live.

Low-E glass, when combined with vinyl frames with multichambered construction and fusion-welded corners, can increase the effectiveness of your window structure. This can ensure your home’s overall energy efficiency.

Here at Kroll Construction, we offer a range of window styles and designs from Alside, the leading manufacturer of vinyl windows, patio doors, vinyl siding and accessories, and railing and fencing products for commercial and residential remodeling and more.

Call us at Kroll Construction today for a free in-home inspection. Our expert team will be happy to assist you with your replacement windows in Michigan.

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