Choosing the Best Window Glass for Your Sunroom

window glass sunroomWhen planning a sunroom addition you will need several windows, so it’s important to take style, material and price into account. There are hundreds of windows to choose from, making the selection seem a bit overwhelming. Ask yourself a few big-picture questions before getting anxiety over the selection process.

How Important is Energy Efficiency?

Standard windows are made from double-paned glass with a low-emissivity coating. This helps to block heat from entering in the warmer months and escaping during the harsh winters. These types of windows are twice as efficient as single-paned windows. There are also triple-paned windows which are filled with insulating argon gas.

How Should Your Windows Open?

On a beautiful day, you would want fresh air coming into your sunroom. Let’s take a look at the 5 basic window types:

Fixed Windows are commonly used in solarium-style sunrooms or are high up where they are difficult to reach.

Slider Windows consist of two framed panes which move side-to-side, one in front of the other.

Double-hung Windows have two sash that move up and down rather than side-to-side.

Casement Windows open up when you turn a hand crank. These are great for sunrooms because you can easily open the entire window.

Awing Windows are similar to casements turned on their sides. The hinges are on top and the window acts as a rain shield when opened.

Contact the team at Atlas Glass & Mirror at 508-879-6087 for new windows in your sunroom!