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It’s getting hot in here!

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More than Just an Inclusion to Your Home’s Architectural Design

Tired of the heat already?  Your window plays a huge role in the volume of heat that gains entry into your home, or that is lost, at any point in time. This is why it is important that you are aware of the enormous consequences of having poor quality windows installed in your home. Not only do they serve as a major source of unwanted heat gain (in the summer months) or heat loss (in the winter months), they also require you to spend extra (unbudgeted money, sometimes) to have the Air Conditioning system running overtime, to keep your home temperature cool.

As a matter of fact, with our Infinity from Marvin Replacement window, there is technology that makes it possible for you to have super energy-efficient windows with low-E coatings, thus helping to reduce the typical solar heat gain, without compromising the design, view or the amount of daylight that comes in.

 

Here Are Just Some of The Amazing Benefits of Having Energy Efficient Windows:

Improves Energy and Cost Savings

The beauty of having these energy-efficient windows properly selected and installed is that they can significantly help to improve window performance in your home as well as help minimize unnecessary heating, cooling and lighting costs. More so, these windows have special coatings that can save you the additional cost of having to frequently replace your bleached-out fabrics, floors, art and other materials in your home that are directly exposed to the sun’s harmful rays.

Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows are eco-friendly and are great at helping you to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. This is so because the power that you save would have been spent creating greenhouse gases. Helping to eliminate this excess power usage, therefore, is a great way to conserve energy, and ultimately reduce your overall carbon footprint.

 

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Enhances Your Home’s Thermal Equilibrium

Energy efficient windows characteristically have a great thermal resistance by virtue of the Low E coatings on the glass. The more reason why your home will not get heated up by exposure to direct sunlight. You can always be rest assured that your home’s thermal interior can be maintained at comfortable levels away from the scorching Colorado sun. With summer here, it’s time to stay cool.

 

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In the Southwest, air conditioning units need to run nonstop in order to keep houses cool and comfortable. Under such conditions, the right kind of glass can make a big difference. A case study conducted in Roseville, California, proved that Cardinal’s LoĒ² glass maintains comfortable homes while saving energy.

Two identical houses were compared. One was equipped with clear double pane and another using LoĒ² glass. The results concluded that the house equipped with LoĒ² glass showed a 25% reduction in cooling energy and 10% savings in heating energy. Also, the air conditioning unit used ran 1/3 fewer hours compared to the one used in the test house using regular low-e glass.

 

Improved Lighting and View

New fiberglass windows with low-E coatings, serve as the perfect replacement solution to the traditional tinted glazing or shades on your windows to reduce solar radiation. These energy efficient windows are great at protecting your home from unwanted heat without obstructing your views or the amount of daylight that penetrates your home interiors.

Costs for Energy-Efficient Options

Replacement windows with Low E coatings have now become a standard feature of many new home builds and window replacements. On the average, the cost of having these windows installed cannot be said to be expensive, particularly when you consider the enormous costs that are incurred when you don’t. These are, however, some features that will increase the value of your window.

 

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CAUTION!

You do not want to get caught up in a situation where you have purchased windows according to the U-factor of the glass and have ignored the material of the window frame itself. This is why it is important that you always keep in mind that the U-factor of any energy efficient window could refer to the energy efficiency of the glass alone or the entire window. In many cases, however, the frames are not usually as energy efficient as the glass.  This is why we prefer fiberglass for the window frame.

Need a Reliable Summer Window Replacement?

At Gravina’s, we it’s going to be hot this summer throughout the Denver area. With over 40 years of industry experience in window replacement, we are always glad to recommend the best product for your home and cooling needs.  Infinity from Marvin replacement windows and doors are offered in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and divided lite patterns, all designed to fit your personal style. Visit Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton today, to learn more about all the options available.

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Why is SHGC important?

Why is the SHGC, or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, so important when replacing your windows?   We know U-Factor is about how well glass in a window insulates, but what about SHGC?  

The technical answer is summed up here:

The SHGC is the fraction of incident solar radiation admitted through a window, both directly transmitted and absorbed and subsequently released inward. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window's solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits.  How to best balance solar heat gain with an appropriate SHGC depends upon the climate, orientation, shading conditions and other factors. SOURCE

When we talk to homeowners about replacing windows we know that glazing and performance matter with the glass packages.  In the old days, single pane glass didn't insulate well and it didn't have Low-E (silver oxide) coating to help with Solar Heat Gain or energy efficiency.   Low-E coatings help reduce harmful UV and Infrared rays from the sun.  This is why it gets so hot in your home with direct sunlight on poor performing glass.  When the temperature soars, ordinary window glass just can’t handle the heat. And tinted glass spoils the view. Low-E glass, however, has been specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat without affecting the view. It lets more light in and keeps more heat out.  So, your home stays cool and comfortable.  What’s more, Low-E provides exceptional fading protection as well. It can block 95% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (a leading cause of fading), so it will help your furniture, carpets, art and wall coverings stay beautiful.

In the end, you want a lower solar heat gain when choosing new windows in your home.  Look at U Factor and SHGC ratings to make an informed choice on your window purchase.