According to the American Energy Association (AEA), roughly 60 percent of the energy that is wasted in the average American household is released through the windows and doors. That’s a large percentage of your paycheck literally being sucked out of your hands. And the first reason why you want to explore whether fiberglass composite windows are right for you.
Here are just some of the ways fiberglass composite windows help your home stay cozy and affordable all year long:
- Double- and triple-pane glass. One of the most important features of an energy-efficient window is its glass density. If a window features thin, single pane glass, you can bet that your heating or cooling efforts will escape right through it—and vice versa. By choosing a material like fiberglass composite windows that come standard with double or triple pane glass, you keep your heating and cooling efforts inside where they belong. That’s because the extra panes contain trapped air in that half-inch space, which functions as an insulator by restricting the amount of air movement.
- Tinting. Tints repel solar heat and help reduce the need for an increase in air conditioning during summer heat waves. They’re even more useful with California’s many in-between days in the low 70s, when it’s too warm without air conditioning and too cold with it. And—you guessed it!—fiberglass windows often come standard with tints.
- Expand to seal. Fiberglass isn’t the only window material that uses smart expansion technology to enhance insulation. Vinyl windows also fit the frame tightly by expanding. Unfortunately, vinyl windows grow faster than their glass, and that can lead to damage, which drastically reduces energy efficiency. Fiberglass composite windows, however, expand in the same manner as their glass to enhance insulation efforts while avoiding long-term problems.
- Weather-resistant. Harsh weather is rough on windows. For example, wood tends to absorb excess moisture during particularly wet seasons, leading to rotting and distorting that quickly develops into drafts and gaps. Once these drafts form, say goodbye to your efficiency. Fortunately, fiberglass windows are made from a durable, weather-resistant material that won’t absorb excess moisture, and fiberglass is nine times stronger than vinyl on average.
- Eco-friendly. As a bonus, because fiberglass is less compromised than wood, it boasts a longer life cycle and cuts down fewer trees.
- Glazing. No doubt you’ve heard that adding glazing to your window construction will increase their energy efficiency. But adding this treatment raises your costs. Fiberglass comes with several layers of glazing as part of their original construction.
Ready to start saving hundreds on your annual energy bills? Stop by Hall’s Window Center to start shopping for your new fiberglass composite windows. Only the highest quality of fiberglass composite windows will provide you with enhanced energy efficient features, which is why we bring only the best on the market to our valued customers. To start shopping for your fiberglass replacement windows in Sacramento, CA, call at 916-669-1469 or come and see us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.