Proven Energy Performance
Heating and cooling is the largest energy expense for most homes as it accounts for 56 percent of overall energy use. Many homeowners deal with draftiness, excess moisture, and broken seals when discussing their old windows and doors. Year after year of lost energy savings are ignored because of the initial cost of replacing these outdated products. Tests using the common measure of insulating ability, the U-factor, have shown that vinyl regularly outperforms other products because of the frame’s excellent thermal performance.
Insulated glass units (IGU), equipped with a Low-Emissivity coating and argon gas are used to further boost energy efficiency. This special coating reflects the infrared heat from the sun away from your home in the summer. During the winter the infrared heat that is already inside is reflected back into the room. As a result, your heating and air conditioning units don’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature.Energy estimator