Broward County Energy Efficient Windows – Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the most energy-efficient windows on the market?
There are 3 common window frame material types on the market: aluminum, wood, and vinyl, and each has varying degrees of energy efficiency. At the lowest end of the spectrum is aluminum windows. While we do use energy-efficient glass for all of our windows, the aluminum in the frame does tend to conduct a lot of heat which in turn increases the temperature inside your home and likewise increases your energy bills. On the opposite end of the spectrum are vinyl windows as vinyl does not conduct heat. So, if you are looking to get the most energy efficiency out of your new Broward County replacement windows, consider looking at vinyl window frame types.
- What is low-E glass?
Low-E stands for low emittance or low emissivity. While we do tend to call glass “Low-E,” that is actually a misnomer. Low-E is not the glass itself, but rather an incredibly thin, imperceivable coating that is used on the glass. Low-E coating minimizes the amount of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared light that can pass through the glass, without decreasing the amount of natural light that comes into your house. While uncoated glass absorbs heat energy and transfers it inside your home thereby effectively warming up your house and increasing your energy bills, glass with Low-E coating will actually reflect the heat from the glass, thus increasing the energy efficiency of your windows.
- Will replacement energy-efficient windows in Broward County really pay for themselves?
Due to heat transfer and energy loss that occurs from inefficient windows, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that on average you could save anywhere from $126 to $565 each year by replacing your current inefficient windows with new energy-efficient ones.
Depending on the number of windows you have in your home, your new replacement windows will virtually pay for themselves in just 2 to 3 years strictly from the cost savings from your decreased energy bills each month!
- What are some of the other benefits of replacing your current windows with new, energy-efficient windows?
Besides increased energy efficiency and lower energy bills each month, there are countless benefits to new energy-efficient windows. For one, our windows have advanced security features to keep you and your loved ones safe, such as shatter-resistant glass. This means that our windows are capable of withstanding direct impacts from flying debris at wind speeds of 190mph without breaking. Whether it’s hurricanes or intruders trying to gain access to your home, your home will be protected with our new energy-efficient replacement windows.
In addition, you can improve the appearance of your home and add curb appeal with new windows. With our extensive number of options, you can design the windows that perfectly match the architecture of your home and give you the aesthetics you are looking for. On top of all of that, you have the superior durability and comprehensive lifetime transferable warranties that only comes with working with the top replacement window company in Florida, ARMORVUE Window & Door.
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