When it comes to home improvements and upgrades, energy-efficiency has been the name of the game for years now. We all want a more comfortable, less costly home! But do modern technologies actually hold the benefits you’re looking for? Do insulated glass windows actually make a difference? Find out why they do now with the experts at Shanco Comapnies!
Interested in gaining the benefits of insulated or energy-efficient windows for your MD, VA, or DC area home? Contact Shanco online now, or dial 240-252-7817 to get started!
Benefits of Insulated Windows
An insulated window, also called a double/triple pane window or IGU, assists your home through a few important features. Additional panes, aided by an inert gas infill, glazing techniques, and high-quality frames that resist thermal transfer, can benefit you by:
- Reducing energy costs. By keeping your indoor air in and the outdoor air out, you better control temperatures and lessen the burden on your heating and cooling equipment. By extension, this means the unit has to use less resources to get the job done, saving money in one simple stroke.
- Improving the comfort level in your home. Products like the clear oxides painted onto modern ENERGY STAR® rated windows reflect heat, and the effect works both ways. During the summer, the coating will reflect summer sun, reducing the heat gain that accumulates naturally by direct UV exposure. And during the winter, the coat works the opposite way, bouncing furnace or boiler heat back into the home and keeping it in place.
- Blocking UV radiation. The word radiation can be scary, but by now most of us know that UV radiation isn’t that much of a concern for humans. For your furniture, on the other hand, it can be a different story. Sun-fading can impact carpets, wood flooring, cloth and wood furniture, and can even fade paint on your walls. Coatings remove some of this issue as well, since the oxide coatings reflect UV rays as well as thermal energy.
- Reducing noise. Noise pollution can often break the peace, especially in city areas. The inert gas infill in an insulated window can do more than just reduce thermal transfer, though. They dampen sound as well, helping you filter out all of the honking, yelling, and construction work that might be going on nearby.
Window Installation Services in MD, VA & DC
If you’re looking to replace your outdated windows, or are simply ready to enjoy the energy, home, and cost benefits of insulated windows, then you’ve come to the right team! At Shanco, our certified window experts have the skills and training needed to outfit your home with the very best.
Want to work with window experts that put your goals and needs first? Contact us online now, or call 240-252-7817 to speak to a trained window expert near you!