Whenever your home uses energy, it’s actually leaving a carbon footprint that can harm the environment. With that in mind, most homeowners nowadays are making environmentally conscious decisions when it comes to their home improvement projects in an effort to go green. One of these is their window replacements, which helps you go green by reducing the amount of energy you use every day.
In this article, window and siding contractor Custom Installations tells you how replacing your windows can help you go green.
Believe it or not, upgrading to a window with multiple panes can help your home go green. This is because they can reduce your heating costs by 15%, improving your home’s overall energy efficiency by reducing your reliance on your HVAC units.
Low Conductivity Frames
If your current windows use steel or aluminum frames, it’s best that you have it replaced if you want to go green and make your home more energy-efficient. According to window and metal roofing experts, this is because both framing materials are poor insulators, meaning that they can either let your home lose a lot of heat or absorb it into your home, which increases your reliance on your HVAC unit. By installing frames made of vinyl, wood, or even Fibrex®, on the other hand, your windows will have better insulation, improving your energy efficiency as a result.
When you’re upgrading your window glass, meanwhile, make sure to get one with Low-E coatings in order to prevent heat loss in the winter and heat gain during the summer, making your home more comfortable all year round without you having to rely too much on your HVAC unit.
Make your search for a window and roofing services provider easier by turning to Custom Installations. When it comes to roof and window replacement projects, we are the number one service provider to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (847) 558-1967 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate. We serve homeowners in Highland Park, IL, and other nearby areas.