Although they don’t last forever, windows should have a lifespan of up to 25 years. That is assuming it was installed at the appropriate time, with the best care, and the right materials. At Daytona Window and Screening, we have more than thirty years of experience. And, in that time, we have learned a lot about proper window installation, repair, and replacement.
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What Are The Signs That It’s Time For Energy Efficient Windows?
The signs are:
- High energy bills
- Broken, warped, or damaged windows
- Severe storm or tornado damage
- Home renovations
Higher Energy Bills Can Be A Result Of A Faulty Window
Homeowners spend about 40% of their home energy bills on AC and heating. Though there can be multiple reasons for a sudden spike in an energy bill, faulty windows are often the cause. Drafty windows can actually increase energy bill costs by up to 25%.
What Causes Drafty Windows?
- Wear and tear over time
- Poor installations
- Not built to climate standards
- Cracks in window caulk, or having had incorrect caulking used during installation
Drafty windows can be prevented by installing energy efficient windows. Energy efficiency in windows is characterized by their ability to function normally while taking into account environment, weather, and climate.
What Are Energy Efficient Windows?
Energy efficient windows are more suited to handling harsh weather. This is due to their construction and how they are installed. Energy efficient windows have multiple features that make them work. Among these are:
- Quality Frame Materials – Using high-quality frame materials reduces rates of heat transfer, and promotes better overall insulation
- Low E-glass – This helps to promote heat retention in the winter and heat reflection in the Summer, by way of reflecting infrared light. It also helps reduce the fade in furniture caused by ultraviolet light.
- Multiple Panes – Multiple panes can have gas filled inside of them which can promote insulation and reduce the effects of UV and infrared rays.
- Gas Fills– Argon and krypton are placed between panes to increase clarity, making them look better, and insulation of heat, making them more functional.
- Spacers – Spacers are kept between panes. They keep the panes apart from each other. This is especially helpful with gas-filled windows.
Energy efficient windows are proven to last the longest in different types of weather. Since windows are entry and exit points for air, keeping them well insulated is of utmost importance when trying to reduce energy costs. Get in touch with Central Florida’s foremost experts in window installations, Daytona Window & Screening, to find out more today!