Old and failing windows won’t be doing you any favors when it comes to comfort and efficiency, so you should consider replacing them with newer and better ones promptly. But choosing replacement windows that can deliver the superior energy performance you expect may be a bit tricky. The good news is that one of the trusted window and roofing companies in the area, Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. has got you covered. We’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions about energy-saving windows in today’s blog.
- Which window framing material should I choose? Your choice of framing material affects not only the longevity of your new windows, but its energy efficiency, as well. Does the material keep an airtight seal that prevents significant energy loss? Make sure to read up on the various window materials available to you and check their insulating properties. Most windows are made of wood, aluminum, vinyl or composite.
- What exactly is low-emissivity (Low-E) glass? This refers to window glass that is coated with a virtually clear material that reduces the transfer of ultraviolet rays from outside to inside. Replacement windows with Low-E glass help keep your home cooler and more comfortable in the summer, which lowers your reliance on your air conditioning system. This, in turn, allows for considerable energy savings. But even the most energy-efficient windows will need proper installation by a trusted contractor. In this area, that will be Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. We don’t just deal with storm damage to roof effectively–we can also work on your window installation needs.
- How do I know my replacement windows are energy-efficient? Aside from checking their framing material and glass, you’ll know your replacement windows are energy-efficient when they have the blue-and-white ENERGY STAR® label. This means the specific window product has met, or even exceeded, the stringent energy performance ratings of this program. Always be on the lookout for the ENERGY STAR label when getting new windows for your home.
Make investing in energy-saving windows easier by turning to Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. We provide thorough and accurate assessments of home components that need prompt work, whether they’re windows or roofing. With our window or roof estimate, every aspect involved in your project will be detailed–including the window framing material, glass, and warranty–so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Look no further than Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. for all your window replacement needs. We proudly serve Urbana, IL, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (217) 202-4158 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.