What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient?

There are several things you can do to improve the efficiency of your existing windows. Kroll Construction, the area’s top roofing and window contractor, shares a few of these in today’s post.

What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient?

Process of Improving Energy Efficiency

  • For air leaks, caulk and weatherstrip, check existing windows.

  • Check out our do-it-yourself projects to find out how to weather double-hung windows.

  • Add treatments and covers for the window.

  • Learn more about the treatment options for your window.

  • Add storm windows or panels.

  • Add solar control film.
  • Add external shadings, such as marbles, external blinds or overhangs.

After improving efficiency, take steps to ensure proper installation and check for air leaks.

When Replacing Windows

If you choose to replace your windows, you must decide on the type of windows you purchase and the type of replacement you make. You can discuss it with your window and roofing contractors to see if replacement is a good option.

You must also decide which features you want in your windows. Some features that need to be considered include frames, glazing, gas fill, spacers and operability.

Selection Procedure

In addition to selecting the window type, design, energy use and labeling, warranties and proper installation must also be taken into account.

Look for the ENERGY STAR® label first when buying new windows. Review the ratings on the energy performance label from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) to find the most efficient windows for your needs.

NFRC ratings are included in all windows certified by ENERGY STAR and provide a reliable way of determining the energy properties of a window and comparing products. Learn about windows ‘ energy performance ratings to understand how to read labels and energy usage information.

To compare options based on your climate and home design, use the window selection tools for replacement windows or new construction.

Whatever your roofing and window needs are, trust Kroll Construction. Call us today at (844) 688-9632 to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Detroit.

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