A Guide to Selecting Energy Efficient Window Frames for Your Home

Homeowners tend to spend a great deal of money on heating and cooling costs, and a large part of this is due to the transfer of air into and out of the home. You can prevent air from escaping or entering your home by choosing energy-efficient windows . Here is a guide to selecting energy-efficient windows for your home.

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When it comes to energy-efficient windows, it helps if they are easy to maintain. Vinyl windows offer the whole package: energy efficiency, aesthetic value, and ease of maintenance. Visually, it should be noted that vinyl windows are prone to fading. However, this is more likely to occur with darker colors, and you can always restore the window’s finish if it fades.  Vinyl window frames  offer as much insulation as wood window frames at a more affordable price.

Composite windows offer efficient performance and can also increase your curbside appeal; they also come in a wide array of colors, so there is room for some creative freedom. However, some individuals do not like the look of composite windows from the inside of the home. If this is the case, you can have your window installation service use composite for the outside of the window and wood for the inside. This results in an energy-efficient window that is appealing from both sides.

Like vinyl windows, wood windows are energy efficient and easy to maintain while still providing visual appeal. However, wood windows are not immune to damage from insects, nor are they impervious to moisture, which can rot the wood and ultimately impair its efficiency. Fortunately, these problems can easily be solved by casing the wood in another material, such as aluminum or vinyl, so that the window frames can offer a long and efficient working life.

For more help in selecting energy-efficient windows for your home, please do not hesitate to call Window World at (321) 282-6200. We are an Orlando-based window installation service that provides replacement windows throughout central Florida. Feel free to  visit our website  if you would like to know more about our services.

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