Getting new windows isn’t like buying a new pair of shoes. It’s not something you do on a regular basis. So when your current windows wear out—luckily much slower than your comfy shoes—you may not know what to look for in Rocklin, CA windows. These items are things you will want in your new windows, no matter what you have on your house now.
Some older windows only have a single pane of glass and that’s not doing your house any favors. One pane of glass breaks very easily and it doesn’t insulate a house at all. When you get new windows, you’ll definitely want double pane glass, which is pretty standard on replacement windows today. You can even consider getting a third pane of glass for an upgrade to triple pane windows. These windows will insulate your home further, making it more energy efficient, but they also cost more so you’ll have to weigh the difference and see if it’s worth the costs.
Even if you don’t know a lot about window ratings, you can guarantee yourself a certain level of efficiency if the window has the Energy Star label on it. In fact, it’s best to start by only looking at windows with that label. You can further compare the ratings from there. Energy Star is a non-profit organization that rates various items in a household based on their efficiency. Energy Star certified windows have to meet a certain level of efficiency to receive the label. Some are going to be more efficient than others, but at least you know the windows are in good standing in your region based on the label.
Not every home looks good with white windows and not every home will have double hung windows, either. When you choose a certain material and brand, you want to know the windows you are choosing come with options so you can pick and choose what you want for your home. You should be able to choose the style, the color, whether or not there is an inert gas filling between the panes, whether or not there is a low-E coating on the glass and other things. All of the additions add up in price, but they also give you added energy efficiency that can be very helpful as well.
If you are ready for new windows in Rocklin, CA, contact the experts at Southgate Glass by calling (916) 421-1723 with your questions. We can set up a free consultation for you or help you figure things out over the phone. You can also come to see us at our showroom, located at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823. We know you may not know a lot about new windows, but we’re here to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right decisions for your home. No two homes are identical and no two homeowners have the same exact goals for windows, either.