Comfort – no more drafts. Reduce condensation. Safety – better locking systems. They just look nice. Resale value – make a good selling point when selling your home. Transferable Warranties. Cleaning. Want easy in cleaning. Resist fading of carpet and furniture. Operation: Old hardware is past it’s prime, broken.
Here, the complete window assembly is removed down to the studs. It is a more time intensive process than retrofit, but there are times when there is a necessity to do this; i.e. when you expect to find other damage to the wall studs, etc.
These windows are installed on top of the original window frame. The installation is quick and easy compared to a full-replacement window because the old frame is left in place.
Triple pane windows have a better thermal performance than double pane windows. This helps lower heat and cooling costs. However, triple panes are more expensive and have a considerable amount of weight to them.
Two panes of clear insulated glass.
A high coefficient (up to 1.00) means high solar heat gain. The smaller the number, the better the window is at preventing solar heat gain. Solar heat gain is the amount of solar radiation that enters your home through a window or door.
It's the amount of air that leaks into your home from the outside. The lower the air leakage rate on a window means there is less air exchanged between the outside and inside of your window.
Krypton is an odorless, colorless gas like Argon, but is heavier. It is also more expensive to produce. Krypton-filled windows have a higher U-Factor for better efficiency than Argon-filled windows, but are also more expensive.
Argon is an odorless, colorless gas in the airspace between panels of insulating glass to increase the thermal insulating performance. This can improve the insulating qualities (U-Factor) of the window.
It is a coating on the glass that blocks radiation wave lengths, improving the thermal performance of the insulating glass. Reflecting heat from the sun keeps the building cooler in the summer, and reflecting heat back inside keeps it warmer in the winter.