Efficient New Window Options: Insulation, New Windows And Tinting

Damaged glass on your home's windows and doors can be a safety concern, and getting it fixed without delay is one of the best ways to protect your home. If you have many areas that need to be replaced or repaired, and there are custom windows with damage, you'll want to talk with a glass repair company that specializes in custom work.

This could be a chance for you to not only replace the windows, but also to improve your home. Here are a few of the things to consider when spending the money and taking the time to replace and repair the windows.

New Insulation

The old glass will be removed from the windows, and this may require the frames or window boxes to be replaced if they were also damaged. If it's possible, consider putting new insulation around the windows at the time of the glass repair. This enhances heating and cooling efficiency and is easy to do if the frames of the windows have been removed.

Reflective Glass Options

Glass that is reflective instead of transparent can be a great investment for a homeowner for the following reasons:

  • Reflects heat from the sun to reduce cooling costs
  • Provides privacy from onlookers and close neighbors
  • Increases security by preventing easy insight into the home from the exterior

This type of glass or glass covering that can be applied will have different levels of reflection for you to choose from.

Energy Star Approved Windows

Choosing durable windows is important not only to protect the structure of the home, but also because these windows should help keep exterior air out, and air heated or cooled by your HVAC appliances inside. The better the windows insulate and work, the greater the reduction in HVAC costs on your utility bills for the maintenance on your units. You will want to check that the windows have the Energy Star approval.

Tinting Options

Window tint applied to residential properties can create energy savings throughout the year. The film applied will be composed of three layers. This includes an adhesive layer that meets the window glass, a polyester film layer, and then a durable scratch-resistant coating. These window films are popular to keep out UV rays, keep the air inside the house, and prevent UV damage to materials in your home.

When it's time to replace some old damaged windows in the back of your home, you have an opportunity to make the house more energy efficient. Be sure that the windows you choose come with an installation warranty and a product warranty in case there are any manufacturer or installation flaws after the installation. Get multiple quotes if you are worried about the budget, or if you are interested in getting different opinions on what types of window tinting you should use for replacement at your home.