When you get replacement windows in Fontana, CA, there are a lot of different options to consider. You’ll have to choose a material, a color, and many other details. One of the important details relates to the glass on the windows. Frames are getting smaller, which means there’s more glass space. The glass on the windows makes a big difference in energy efficiency, aesthetics, and the overall performance of the windows. Here are some of the options you will want to consider before making a final decision.
Panes Of Glass
Your old windows might not have more than one pane of glass, but new replacement windows come standard with double pane glass. You can also upgrade to triple pane glass, which gives you more insulation and efficiency for your home. That extra pane is another added layer that can save you more on your energy bills. Of course, you’ll have to pay more for that addition, so you’ll want to compare how much you could save to the extra cost and see if it’s worth it for you.
Most older windows just have air between panes of glass, if they have more than one pane. Air is a great insulator, but there are also inert gases that are denser and can insulate a home even more. Argon gas, for example, is readily available and can give you further efficiency when placed between the panes of glass in your windows. Krypton gas is an even better insulator, though it costs more since it is not as readily available. Weigh the cost addition against how much you can save on your energy bills to see if it’s worth the extra charges.
One of the most popular glass coatings is called low emissivity or low-E. This invisible, metallic coating is placed on the insides of your panes of glass and blocks the heat from the sun. The coatings reflect heat so it works well in both the summer and the winter. In the summer, it reflects the heat back outside so it doesn’t enter your house. In the winter, it will reflect the heat from your HVAC system back in so it stays warmer and doesn’t have to run as much. These coatings also block UV rays so you don’t have to worry about things fading and needing to be replaced sooner.
Getting Fontana, CA replacement windows is a big investment and you want to make sure every detail is right, especially the glass. The glass you choose will impact your energy efficiency and your energy bills right away after installation and well into the future. You can learn more about it by contacting the experts at J. R. Door & Window Inc by calling (909) 949-9902 for a free consultation. You can also stop by our showroom at 615 N Benson Ave Unit I Upland, CA 91786 to talk about windows further and see examples of some of the glass packs, frames, styles, and other things we offer. We’re here to help you navigate labels, ratings, and beyond.