Double Pane Windows Houston
One of the most important things anyone can do to improve the appearance of their home is the installation of new windows. With the wide variety to choose from, it is sometimes difficult to make the best choice possible for your situation. Many people consider the use of double pane windows the best choice for the Houston area.
Features of double pane windows
Double pane windows are especially designed to provide increased energy efficiency. In addition, they offer things such as reduced noise, better security and UV blockage. The right choice can greatly increase the value of a home with outstanding curb appeal.
Double pane windows are constructed of two panes of insulated glass units (IGU) separated by air or an odorless, clear gas. This gas is usually krypton or argon. It is designed to insulate a home and provide a comfortable and consistent atmosphere throughout the day and night.
The double panes are joined, filled with gas and coated with a Low-E and or solar control coating. They are surprisingly lightweight when one considers all the components involved. They provide an energy savings that will eventually greatly reduce utility bills.
These windows are designed with different kinds of glass or glazing for each window. This allows the homeowner to choose a specifically designed window that will provide comfort and, at the same time, add curb appeal to their home.
Installing this type of window will greatly reduce the home’s monthly energy bill. This may take a time but in the end, it will be possible to enjoy home comfort at a reasonable price.
Available in a number of styles, such as fixed, sliding, hopper, double and single-hung, each offers special benefits depending on their desired use. A sliding window, for example, might be appropriate over a kitchen sink. This location would allow the cook to enjoy a breath of fresh air on a beautiful fall day.
One feature that is greatly appreciated by homeowners who live in a noisy neighborhood, near train tracks or in other noise making areas, is the reduction of sound that filters through double paned windows. This provides the opportunity for quiet dinners and a good night’s sleep.
Energy efficient windows are more expensive than single pane ones. They must be properly installed and need special care with things such as air sealing, caulking and weather stripping. Therefore, one should include the cost of professional installer when planning this type of installation.
Care must be taken in determining the construction of the house, exterior cladding and if there is a weather-restrictive barrier. This can usually only be done by a window installing expert.
Determining the pros and cons of this kind of investment is paramount to the type of window selected. Often one’s budget will not cover the cost of an energy-efficient window plus installation. In addition, although a single pane window is framed and easily installed, you might have to rebuild the entire windowsill. This is especially true on older homes where these sections have deteriorated.
Not all windows are built the same. Therefore, when purchasing double pane windows in Houston, it will pay to do some research by visiting the ENERGY STAR site. This program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to help reduce air pollution. They identify energy-efficient products that will help Americans live a better life. One of the products they research is windows. Windows with their emblem meet the highest energy standard.
Whatever double pane windows you choose for your home it will create an excellent appeal for all who view it.
Entrust windows are available in a full selection of luxurious hues and warm woodgrains to enhance the appearance of your home – both inside and out. Exterior colors feature a cutting-edge polyurethane coating technology with heat-reflective pigments for a remarkably strong, fade-resistant and highly weatherable finish that’s easy to clean. Our interior laminate finishes are precision-engineered for outstanding durability that maintains its attractive appearance over the life of the product. Together, this innovative design collection delivers the perfect fusion of style and strength.
Interior grids add style and balance to the appearance of your windows. All grids are enclosed within the insulated glass unit for easy cleaning.
Choose cut or polished V-grooved glass for a subtle touch of elegance.
Tools and Resources
Please find these manuals and tools available for you to download onto your desktop. These tools will help you make informed decisions about buying our replacement windows and doors. All warranty information is available in these manuals.