Throughout the communities of Dallas-Forth Worth, including our home turf here in Frisco, installing energy efficient Low-E Windows is not only practical, it’s the law. If it’s been 20 years since your windows were installed, or if your windows either leak don’t close properly, it’s time to consider replacing your windows. The city requires that modern windows meet Energy Star Rating standard through the use of low-e glass. This is a good thing, and let’s talk about why.
When people talk to us about window replacement, we normally start out discussing their objectives and priorities. About 80 percent of those discussions follow the same path. They want them aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient, and low maintenance. Closely followed by having a long lifespan and good warranty. Low-e windows meet these criteria at a price point that most people can afford.
Benefits of low-e windows in Frisco
Low-e glass has low thermal emissivity which reduces heat transfer. The inside of the glass is coated in microscopic layers of metallic oxides that reflects heat back to its source. As a result, it increases energy efficiency in both summer and winter, perfect here in North Texas where we see extremes of both.
Because the particles are minuscule, they are invisible to the naked eye and allow natural light to easily pass through and flood inside. This is a huge improvement over previous approaches involving heavy tints and manually applied films. The coating also provides protection against harmful UV rays. These rays are the ones that damage articles in your home include fading rugs and paint. Protecting these items from UV damage protects these interior finishes and lengthens the life of expensive furnishings.
Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficient Windows?
If you are happy with your current windows but want the advantages of low-e, it is possible to retrofit windows with low-e tinted film. This takes some practice and precision but it can be done. There are wide range of films that come in different tints and can be applied to either the outside or inside of windows.
The ugly hickey for some low-e windows
Low-e, tinted glass and glazing gets very little bad press but they can cause an aesthetic problem for some older commercial buildings and their management companies and owners. Why? Because when a building is constructed, the glass typically has a low-e and UV tint (usually blue or gray) applied during fabrication. Years go by and something occurs requiring a few windows need to be replaced. It’s not unusual to discover the same color of tint is no longer available or an exact match cannot be made. So, when you’re driving downtown and see just a few windows on a high rise that are a slightly different color, you’ll know why.
If you’r ready to replace the windows at your home in Frisco, Plano, Allen, North Dallas or anywhere in the Metroplex, and you want an honest assessment of what type of window is right for your situation, give Peak Roofing & Construction a call. We’re here and ready to help.
About Peak Roofing & Construction
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