Energy-efficient windows are rightfully marketed to lower gas and electric costs and improve comfort. What many homeowners don’t realize, though, is the fact that they provide a host of other benefits older units couldn’t offer. Here are some of them:
ENERGY STAR®-certified replacement window are less likely to fog up due to excessive humidity. Since modern homes are built to be airtight, they provide no escape route for the warm, indoor air. With nowhere to go, the moisture would condense when it touches any surface with a temperature below the dew point. In turn, the water vapor would become droplets of liquid and obscure the view. On top of that, indoor window condensation would dampen areas that should stay dry, paving the way for mold growth.
Thanks to energy-efficient features, including Low-E coatings and argon gas fill, insulated replacement windows have a warm glass temperature to prevent them from sweating. At Homecraft, we carry high-performance products from leading brands like ProVia® and Andersen® that deliver incredible condensation resistance.
Old glazing techniques rely on tinting to block unwanted heat from the sun. Although it has been effective in minimizing heat gain, it inevitably reflects desirable visible light too. On the other hand, energy-efficient units are smart enough to filter out the sun’s heat-causing infrared rays while letting plenty of sunshine in. With virtually no effect on visible light’s color and clarity, modern vinyl windows allow generous indoor illumination and produce vibrant views.
Heightened UV Protection
Other than providing defense against unwelcome heat, energy-efficient units combat detrimental UV rays too. By blocking most of them, your valuables, including carpets, fabrics, artworks, and pieces of furniture exposed to the sun is less likely to fade fast.
A wood window installation lets you enjoy peace at home. Replacing single-pane units with double-pane ones would soundproof your home, reducing the effects of outdoor noise pollution and making your rooms noticeably quieter.
Discover more benefits of energy-efficient windows. Call Homecraft now at (877) 494-0377 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate in Bear or Wilmington, DE. Let’s talk about your needs and we’ll be happy to recommend the best products for your unique situation.