What Makes a Replacement Window Energy-Efficient

The U.S. Department of Energy’s studies show that 30% or more of a home’s energy is lost through inefficient windows. Lost energy reflects on your cooling or heating bills and leads to a larger carbon footprint. It’s time to choose modern, thermally efficient and superior quality replacement windows.

What Makes a Replacement Window Energy-Efficient

In today’s post, we shed light on what makes a window energy-efficient, and help you choose the right window replacement for your home.

Energy-efficient materials

1. Quality frame materials that reduce heat transfer and insulate better

2. Multiple panes of glass, with air-filled space in the middle, insulate better than a single pane of glass

3. Special coatings that reflect infrared and UV light

4. Argon, krypton or other gases filled between the panes. These odorless, colorless, non-toxic gases insulate better than regular air

5. A spacer that keeps glass panes apart at the correct distance

Save energy and money

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that vinyl windows have moderate to high R-values, which translates into reduced heat loss and greater thermal efficiency that can help you save money and reduce energy costs. ENERGY STAR single-pane windows can help you save $126–$465 a year from monthly energy bills. Meanwhile, double-pane windows can cut off $27–$111 a year from energy bills.

At the forefront of area window companies, Kroll Construction offers insulated frames, single-pane, double-pane or triple-pane glass packages and custom fitting. Replace your aging windows with new vinyl windows from Kroll Construction to increase the value of your home and save money on your monthly energy bills.

Our windows are the replacement windows that Detroit counts on for energy savings. These windows are custom manufactured to precise specifications, then professionally installed by our own factory-trained crews.

Call us today at  (844) 688-9632 for a free consultation regarding your window replacement. Kroll Construction is the only company you need to know for new windows. We serve clients in Michigan.

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