Replacement Windows FAQs & Answers
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There are many questions when it comes to replacing the windows of your home. If these questions are left unanswered, they can lead to choosing the wrong window or window contractor. That’s why the window experts here at Precision Home Products are here to help answer those questions for you. The professionals we employ are some of the best in the industry in terms of window knowledge and customer service. The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get can be found below. If you have more questions or can’t find the answer you’re looking for, we encourage you to contact us and set up your free window consultation today!
How can I find out a window’s potential for energy efficiency?
The easiest way to find out a window’s potential for energy efficiency is to look at the NFRC label, which has the ratings for U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, Visible Transmittance, and Air Leakage. Each of these aspects contribute to window’s potential for energy efficiency.
Is triple-pane worth the extra cost?
As far as getting the most energy efficiency, triple-pane windows are worth the cost. However, it’s wise to take into account how long you intend on living in the house and your current financial status.
Why are replacement windows a wise investment?
The reason replacement windows are a good investment is because they increase the curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home as well as the value. The increase in energy efficiency can save you money throughout the year and aid in qualifying you for federal tax credits. Furthermore, the increased home value increases your home equity. Each of these factors make replacement windows a great investment for your home.
What if my windows accumulate condensation?
Condensation is a normal occurrence that is commonly seen on or around windows. It’s a result of when high humidity air comes into contact with a colder surface. The role that windows serve as a barrier between a climate-controlled environment and the outside makes them highly susceptible to condensation. This is usually not an issue, however, condensation formed between the panes of multi-paned windows is a sign of worn seals or damaged sashes and is reason for concern. If the condensation is only present on the window’s exterior surfaces, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
What are my options for energy efficiency?
At Precision Home Products, our energy-saving options include triple-pane windows, Low-E coatings, insulating gas fills, and much more.
What is the purpose of Low-E coatings?
The purpose of Low-E coatings is to reduce the amount of UV radiation that gets through your window. This aids in preventing radiant heat transfer and protects the interior décor of your home from fading in areas where sunlight hits it.
Are vinyl windows energy efficient?
Modern vinyl windows can be just as energy-efficient as almost any other window type. They can be optimized with multiple panes, Low-E coatings, and insulating gas fills to greatly increase their effectiveness. Our vinyl frames can also be filled with insulating foam in the multi-chambered frames to make them even more energy efficient.
What’s a window sash?
The sash is the part of the window holding the glass. It’s separate from the master frame and usually comprised of sheets of glass, sash frame material, grille, and gaskets.
How do I know which window style works for my home?
Choosing the perfect window style for your home will be largely dependent on your personal tastes. There are some architectural aspects you can consider as well as the window placement. If you have trouble deciding, the window experts at Precision Home Products would be more than happy to help you determine which windows will best accentuate the architecture of your home.