No one looks forward to getting a window replaced. Replacing a window implies it was broken earlier, and the minimum cost to replace a window is $1,000. When you’re looking for the best window installation service for your building, what should you look for? When you install the right window, you can increase the energy efficiency and soundproofing qualities of your property.
Window parts can be separated into 2 broad categories: frames and panes. For frames, a wide variety of materials are possible. The most popular material today is vinyl. Vinyl is affordable, moisture resistant, and non-conductive of heat. The lack of conductivity makes it a better insulator than other materials, such as aluminum.
Meanwhile, panes are so much more than a sheet of glass. The first major decision to make regarding panes is how many. Double (and triple) panes provide more energy efficiency to a building than single panes do. The insulated space between the panes keeps heat and noise from escaping through the window.
Another way to improve the energy efficiency of windows is to coat the glass. Certain coatings can reduce up to 70% of solar heat gain, saving you money on your summer AC bill.