Energy-Efficient Windows Can Increase Your Comfortability, Reduce Costs, and Provide Hurricane Protection

Energyefficient windows Lakeland FL

The windows in your home can significantly impact the resale value of your property. They can also increase your comfortability, reduce costs, and provide hurricane protection.

Florida windows must meet a variety of requirements. They must have a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) to reduce design cooling loads, and they must prevent warm air from leaking into the house during summer.

Reduce Your Energy Bills

The energy-efficient replacement windows we install will help reduce the amount of money you spend on heating and cooling your Polk County home. Old, single-pane windows allow a significant amount of heat to transfer into the house, working against your air conditioner’s efforts to keep your living space cool and comfortable.

These new windows are made from multiple panes of low-emissivity glass and have a coating that helps to reflect heat, improving the window’s insulating qualities. They also feature a spacer system and argon gas fills between the panes to further reduce heat transfer.

These windows are designed specifically for your climate, with a u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient that meets Florida’s requirements. This ensures that your home will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, making it more comfortable all year round. You’ll also enjoy lower energy bills and a more cost-effective lifestyle. Energy efficient upgrades are also known to increase the value of your property.

Save Money on Maintenance

During the summer, drafty windows allow hot air to enter the home, straining your AC and increasing cooling costs. Fortunately, energy-efficient windows are made with double or triple panes that trap cold and warm air, significantly decreasing heat transfer.

When purchasing energy-efficient windows, you should look for models that meet ENERGY STAR criteria. They need to have a low U-factor and low solar heat gain coefficient, which helps reduce your home’s energy usage.

These windows also come with noise-reduction features, making it easier to relax at home without the distraction of outside noises. Whether your home is located next to a busy road or you have loud neighbors who won’t keep their music down at night, these energy efficient windows will help make your home quieter and more comfortable. This can lead to increased focus and improved sleep quality. Additionally, they can reduce the amount of energy used in your home during storms. Ultimately, this can lower your utility bills and increase your property value.

Increase Your Home’s Value

As energy costs continue to increase, homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to save money and reduce their energy consumption. Upgrading your windows and doors to energy efficient models is a simple way to do just that. These windows feature a number of insulating characteristics that can help to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

In addition, many of the frames and glass used in these types of windows are made from vinyl, which has superior insulating properties. They also come with low-emissivity coating that helps to block unwanted infrared and UV rays, which are responsible for much of the heat in Florida homes.

Finally, the insulated design of these windows can help to dampen ambient noise from traffic and neighbors. This can be a huge benefit in suburban neighborhoods where houses are closer together. This makes for a more relaxing and enjoyable home environment. In turn, this can also improve your quality of life and increase your home’s value.

Hurricane Protection

Many homeowners struggle with how to protect their homes during storm season. Often, they end up buying cheap, ugly vinyl replacement windows or spend a fortune on custom-built hurricane windows that may never look as refined as the originals.

JELD-WEN is proud to offer Energy Star certified architectural low-E storm windows that are an alternative to conventional single pane clear glass with aluminum frames. They have a low solar heat gain coefficient and a low thermal conductance (U-value) to reduce design cooling loads.

You can also improve your home’s hurricane protection with fabric panels that easily slide over openings when not in use. They are less expensive than permanent shutters and have laboratory-tested effectiveness in protecting the opening from wind, rain and airborne debris. You can even choose accordion shutters that stack beside the window or door opening when not in use and unfold like an accordion during a storm. They are code-approved and offer enhanced hurricane protection.