At one time, when homeowners thought about their windows, it revolved around what window treatments they wanted. That was the only option homeowners had in terms of windows. Today, the windows industry has been revolutionized. Technology has taken window energy efficiency to a whole new level. And while you want to get the right window treatments too, first, you need to get the right windows. You know vinyl windows are the most popular and you’ve heard they are energy efficient, but why? Here are just a few reasons to help you understand their value.
- Lack of Heat Transfer
Vinyl is a material that does not transfer heat. That means just because the sun is burning down on your house in Rancho Cucamonga, CA does not mean the heat will get inside your home. In fact, if you have vinyl windows, it won’t! Vinyl windows rebuff the hot sun and heat and keep it outside where it belongs.
- Welded Corners
High-quality vinyl windows are welded together on the corners so the windows end up being one large piece. There shouldn’t be nails and screens holding the frame together. Because the vinyl is all one big piece, it won’t allow air through the sides. That means your air conditioning stays inside and the hot Rancho Cucamonga, CA air stays outside where it belongs.
- Glass Options
In the past, windows came with single-pane glass, which isn’t very energy efficient. Today, you get vinyl windows with at least double-pane glass. Sometimes, you might even want to get triple-pane glass to increase your insulation even further. The glass itself acts as an insulator between your home and the weather outside. You can also get Low-E glass with argon gas fillings between the panes to further increase the energy efficiency of your home.
- Low Price
The price of the window does not work alone to determine energy efficiency. But you might think because vinyl windows are lower in price, they are not as energy efficient and that is not the case. When it comes to a quality, energy efficient window, you don’t necessarily want to buy the cheapest option. But you shouldn’t shy away from vinyl because it is cheaper than wood and other options. It is an economical choice because of its bottom line price and because it will save you on your utility bills due to its energy efficient properties.
If you are interested in hearing more about vinyl windows in Rancho Cucamonga and their energy efficiency, call Ameristar Windows at 951-354-2711. We created our company with only one goal…to create and provide the most energy efficient windows and doors at the lowest cost to our customers. We want to help you and the environment at the same time. Stop by and visit us at 3453 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92507 and see some of the vinyl window options in person. We’re happy to give you a free consultation and answer any questions you have about vinyl windows.