As long as your home’s windows are functioning properly, you probably don’t give them a lot of thought on a day-to-day basis. If, however, they begin leaking air, allowing water inside, or causing high utility bills, you’ll find yourself thinking about your windows frequently. Whether or not your Carolina home’s windows currently need to be replaced, it’s a good idea to understand what innovations are out there. Windows have come a long way in recent years and are among the most important residential features in today’s world. Not only can new windows upgrade the look of your house, but they can save you a lot of money over time.
Here, you’ll discover some of the most high-tech window features on the market right now. One of the best things about window technology is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to take advantage of it. Even if you have a relatively modest budget for your North Carolina or South Carolina window replacement project, you can invest in great quality windows that have excellent features.
No more single panes – Very rarely are single-paned windows sold in this day and age. Homeowners generally insist on double panes at a minimum. Triple-paned windows are being sold with ever-increasing frequency and may be an option you want to consider if you’re planning to purchase new residential windows soon.
As you might expect, triple panes are even more energy-efficient than double panes. If you live in an area of the Carolinas that gets exceptionally cold in the winter, you might even want to consider quadruple-paned glass. Bear in mind, though, that the more panes you have, the more expensive your final cost will be.
Low-E window coating – Nearly all modern windows can be purchased with a Low-E coating. This stands for “low-emissivity” and is used to greatly reduce heat transfer, keeping your house cooler in the summertime and warmer during the autumn and winter months. Furthermore, Low-E windows also block a significant percentage of the sun’s UV rays from infiltrating your home. This means your furniture and artwork isn’t nearly as likely to fade.
Soundproof windows – While it is very difficult (and very expensive) to make residential windows one-hundred percent soundproof, manufacturers are making huge strides toward providing consumers with nearly soundproof residential windows. If you live in an urban Carolina area, windows that have some type of soundproofing are an especially good idea. Those who live in quiet regions may not need to spend the money for this upgraded window feature.
More window innovations are coming down the pipeline, with things like fully transitional glass (that will darken during the lightest part of the day) and brand new sorts of glass, such as vacuum glass, that will further reduce the amount of ultraviolet light that passes through your windows.
The Hatch Homes team can help you with all of your window installation needs. Contact our office to schedule a no-obligation quote and to learn more about all of the different types of windows we can install. Our skilled team can work with you to find the ideal windows for your needs, whether you need a single window replaced or every window in your home.