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    Identifying Some Key Factors That Affect Window Performance

    Last updated 5 days ago

    You can probably think of a lot of ways to save energy and reduce your monthly bills, but did you know that replacing your windows is one of the easiest and most effective ways? New energy-efficient windows have been proven to save energy and money for homeowners throughout Florida. To understand what makes new windows so much better for your wallet and the environment, read this article and learn about some of the key factors that affect window performance.

    Low-E Glass
    It all starts with the glass. Energy-efficient windows, like those available from Window World, are made using UV-filtering Low-E Glass. Low-E Glass reduces solar heat gain in the summer by filtering long-wave radiation from the sun. During the winter months, Low-E Glass blocks the heat in your home from escaping. In other words, this specialty glass can lower your heating and cooling bills year round.

    Gas Fillers
    Energy-efficient windows feature at least two pieces of laminated glass sandwiched together and then filled with either argon or krypton gas. These nontoxic gases act as invisible barriers to prevent UV rays and extreme temperature from entering your home—and the more barriers that separate the inside of your home from the exterior, the stronger the protection from heat gain or loss, and the less you will spend to cool and heat your home.  

    Window Spacers
    The final piece of the puzzle is the spacer. Window World’s Intercept™ spacer system creates an effective thermal barrier to retain insulating gas. The Intercept spacer system also keeps the edges of the window glass warmer, so your home feels more comfortable in the winter.

    If you would like to know about energy-efficient replacement windows, contact Window World of Central Florida. We provide high-quality replacement windows for customers in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Visit our website to learn more about our windows and installation services, or call us today at (321) 282-6200 to schedule your free, no-obligation in-home estimate. 

    Energy-Efficient Window Options from Window World

    Last updated 12 days ago

    If you want to cut back on your monthly utility bills and lower your carbon footprint at the same time, Window World of Central Florida can help. We offer new energy-efficient replacement windows that can provide substantial energy savings for your home. Our combination of UV-filtering Low-E Glass, insulating argon gas, and the exclusive Intercept™ Warm Edge Spacer System combine to create a window that achieves superior energy efficiency compared to traditional replacement windows.

    If you live in Orlando or the surrounding area, contact Window World of Central Florida today to learn how our energy-efficient replacement windows can save you money. Visit our website to learn more about our windows and window installation services, or call us at (321) 282-6200 to schedule your free in-home estimate

    Design Inspiration for Your Bay & Bow Windows

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Whether you are designing or replacing windows in your home, bow and bay windows are both a classic option to consider. Both bay and bow window designs protrude from the exterior wall of the structure, providing additional square footage and striking visual appeal to virtually any room in your home. The following design tips will help you capture stunning views, create space, and fill rooms with light using new bay and bow windows.

    Built-In Sitting Area
    Whether your new bay window will be installed in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, be sure to utilize the cozy sitting area offered by your new window. A built-in window seat makes clever use of space and can even be used as part of a breakfast nook or cozy bedroom study area.

    Wide-Open Views
    If you want to get the full effect of bay and bow windows, keep the architectural flourishes to a minimum. No matter what your home looks out on to, wide-open views from your new bay or boy windows will open up the interior of your home and bath your furniture in beautiful natural light.

    Casement Windows
    In addition to natural sunlight, bay and bow windows are also an excellent source of fresh air. Casement windows can be added to bay and bow windows to fill each room with fresh air and cool the home down in the evenings and early mornings.

    Regardless of the style or design you choose, Window World of Central Florida can install beautiful new bay or bow windows in your home. Every custom-made Window World bay and bow window is guaranteed to create dramatic new looks while adding style to the exterior of your home and expanding interior space and light. Visit our website to learn more about our windows and window installation services in Orlando, or call us at (321) 282-6200. 

    The Window World Warranty Program

    Last updated 25 days ago

    There are a lot of reasons why homeowners buy from Window World. Of course each replacement window is custom made for your home and installed at a guaranteed low price, but what really sets us apart is our industry-leading warranty. Our Limited Lifetime Window Warranty is the strongest warranty of its kind in the window industry. Parts and labor are always included as part of Window World’s warranty. And because the warranty is transferable, you will have something else to offer homebuyers interested in purchasing your home (should that time ever come).

    To learn more about Window World’s unbeatable warranty program, call Window World of Central Florida. You can also schedule your free, no-obligation in-home consultation by calling us at (321) 282-6200. Call us today and learn why we are the Orlando area’s premier replacement window provider.  

    A Window Buyer's Guide to Window Labels

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you have looked at labels on windows at home improvement shops or construction sites and felt overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar language, you are not alone. Fortunately, the window industry jargon and abbreviations printed on window labels is fairly limited. Once you learn how to read one window label, you should be able to read them all.

    U-Factor
    The lower a window’s U-factor, the more effective the window is at staunching the flow of heat. If superior insulation is a priority for you, look for a U-factor in the .2 to .5 range. Most windows have U-factors between .2 and 1.2.

    Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
    Radiant heat from the sun is the type of heat that most obviously affects property owners in Central Florida. A measure of how effectively a window blocks this radiant heat, the SHGC is another important thing to look for on window labels. Always a number between 0 and 1, a lower SHGC means that a window is better at blocking heat from sunlight.

    Visible Transmittance (VT)
    This number, also between 0 and 1, reflects the extent to which light permeates through a window. A lower number means that less visible light is transmitted through a window. A lower VT is better for energy efficiency in a place like Central Florida, but it also means less natural light will illuminate your home. Consumers should carefully consider their preferences when assessing a window’s VT.

    Standards and Certifications
    Near the bottom of a window label, you should see notes declaring whether a window meets or exceeds the standards set by an organization or association for quality and/or energy efficiency. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) standard is the most common national standard, and a seal of approval from them is generally a sign that a window you are looking at is worth your money.

    Regardless of how rigorous your demands for the replacement windows you are shopping for may be, you should be able to find window labels that satisfy you at Window World of Orlando. If you live in Central Florida and would like to work with a reputable, no-nonsense window installation company whose window replacement experts can satisfactorily answer any questions about window labels you may have, call (321) 282-6200. 

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