Save money on heating and air conditioning costs. Which is more important in saving energy: The frame or the glass? This is an age-old question. Since 70% of a window is glass, real heating and cooling savings come from what is known as “improved glass performance”. It does not come from a high R-value of the frame.
Because we are the premier home remodeling Boston company, we install windows that use double strength glass exclusively. This simply means it’s twice as thick as single strength. *Using a spacer system with the double strength glass improves the performance and longevity of the insulated glass unit by providing a more stable sash thereby reducing dramatically the opportunity for moisture to penetrate.
Since energy efficiency is a major reason in the decision to install a replacement window, you should certainly consider a true modern day miracle, LOW-E (low emissivity glass). It is an excellent barrier against ultra-violet rays, which can fade your carpet or furniture. LOW-E, combined with Argon gas, increases the energy efficiency of the window substantially. The Argon gas replaces the air between the two windowpanes. It is colorless, odorless, non-toxic, and above all, safe, inert (heavier than air) gas. Argon gas also works as a sound barrier because it alters the speed of sound. It improves the efficiency of windows in virtually any climate.
Combining a good spacer system with the LOW-E and Argon gas, along with, of course, an excellent R-value frame, gives you a highly energy efficient glass environment which does not conduct heat or cold, protects the interior environment, and, over a period of time, will pay for itself with reduced energy costs.
We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Contact March Remodeling for the best home remodeling Boston services. We will be able to help you make your home more valuable.
*We are offering our customers a free performance upgrade on their window replacements, which qualifies for up to a $1500 federal tax credit, when you purchase eligible vinyl windows and add Low-E glass.