El Dorado Hills, CA window replacement is something most homeowners only take on once in their lifetime. You may know that the window industry has come a long way in recent years. Technology is on the rise everywhere and windows are no different. While you can certainly go with standard options (which are likely better than what you have in your home now), you can also take your window replacement project to another level and get the height of the industry to make the most of the project. Here are a few comparisons to help you figure out what direction to go.
New windows come standard with double pane glass. There’s nothing at all wrong with that and if you have single pane glass now, it’s a huge improvement. However, where two panes of glass are good, three are better.
Adding an extra pane of glass to your replacement windows gives you that much more insulation between your home and the outside world. Not only is the glass there to slow down any air flow, but there are spaces between the glass that absorb even more.
Any time there is more than one pane of glass on a window, there’s a space between the panes. Normally, that space is filled with air. Air has good insulating properties and can help to keep your home efficient.
If you want your home to have nothing but the best levels of energy efficiency, considering inert gas fillings over air between the panes of glass is a good idea. There are two main options here: argon and krypton gas. Argon is the less expensive option since it is readily available in the environment. It is also denser than air so it makes a difference in your home’s efficiency. However, Krypton gas, while it costs more, will make an even bigger difference.
You know what plain glass is like because you likely have it on your home now. While it gives you a view of the outside world and allows natural light in, it can also bring in heat on the really sunny days.
This metallic coating allows the natural lighting to come into the home, but it will block out the heat and the dangerous UV rays. Not only does this further increase your efficiency and comfort, but it also protects your household items from fading.
If you want El Dorado Hills, CA window replacement that includes the height of the industry today, some of the above options are good places to start. If you are going more standard, that’s okay too. The professionals at Southgate Glass can help with any route or combination you want. We’re located at 6852 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823 and we’re here to show you around as you start to make decisions. You can also call us at (916) 421-1723 to set up a free consultation with no obligations involved.