The Summer is an excellent time to start on a home improvement project, and if your windows are on the older side, it couldn’t be a better time than ever. Insulated glass not only helps keep your home warm in the winter, but can also help to cool your home in the summer. Read our blog to learn more how insulated glass can help lower electric costs and reduce cooling loads overall.
Reduced Cooling Loss
Traditional single-paned windows do very little to keep warm air in during the winter and cool air in during summer. In fact, it is about effective as leaving your windows open! Knowing this, it might be time to look into some more energy-efficient options to improve that carbon footprint and lower your cooling loss!
Protect Your Furniture
There is nothing quite like having the sun shining through your window on a lovely summer afternoon, but as wonderful as these rays may be, they can actually cause damage to your furniture over time?
Have you ever left a shirt or hat outside all summer only to realize the color has essentially faded away? Those are UV rays at work! By installing insulated or double-paned windows can help to limit the amount of damaging rays that are allowed through the window into the home. This can help to reduce damage or fading to carpets, curtains and other furniture around your home.
Lower Electric Bills
This goes hand and hand with reducing the cooling needed to keep your home comfortable, but what you may not realize is that by drastically reducing the energy needed to cool your home, you will see a drop in your heating bills, as newer efficient windows will do a better job at climate control in your home.
Types Of Insulated Glass
Did you know: If your current windows are even just 10 years old, they could be using old technology that just doesn’t cut it anymore. The good thing is that you have options! Please view a variety of insulated and multipaned glass options:
- Double-glazed. These windows are made with two panes of glass with a bit of air in between them. The air acts as a type of barrier to prevent high- or low-temperature air from breaching the glass and entering the home or leaving it.
- Triple-glazed. These windows are similar to double-glazed except that an extra pane is used. This simply increases the insulation capabilities of the window.
- Laminated security glass. If security is an issue, choosing laminated security glass will provide you with that little extra bit of peace of mind. It will resist breakage and deter would-be burglars from entering your home.
Ask an Expert at Atlas Glass & Mirror
In need of, insulated windows, a new glass shower enclosure or custom vanity mirror for your bathroom? Contact Atlas Glass & Mirror today! We will work with you to create a style that suits both your lifestyle and the aesthetic of your house. We are here to make your vision a reality!