Getting replacement windows in San Bernardino, CA is a big deal. It’s a big investment and it can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home. When you take the project on, you probably have older windows that are leaking like crazy and driving you even crazier. Once you look into new windows, you’ll realize that anything you get is better than what you have now. You could get standard replacement windows and be very well off. However, if you really want to take your windows to the next level, there are upgrades you might want to consider. Here are some of the most popular:
Triple Pane Glass
Windows come with double pane glass as a standard today. If you have single pane now, double pane is a huge upgrade. But triple pane is even better. If you want the height of energy efficiency, triple pane glass can help you achieve those goals. You’ll have more insulation between the interior and exterior of your home. Not only does that extra pane of glass help, but there’s space between the glass that insulates the home even more. Plus, you get more of a sound barrier for your home as well so noise pollution won’t be in existence any longer inside your home.
Inert Gas Fillings
Double pane glass has a space between the panes of glass. Triple pane glass has two such spaces. Normally, they are filled with air. But if you want more efficiency, you could include inert gas fillings instead. There are two main gases that are utilized for this purpose: argon and krypton gas. Argon is the most readily available and the cheapest, though it is still more expensive than air. Krypton is harder to manufacture so it costs more, but it is more efficient as well. You’ll have to weigh the initial costs against the possible savings to see what option is best.
If you get only one upgrade, it will often be this one. This metallic, invisible coating goes on the panes of glass and reflects heat away from your house in the summer, and into your house in the winter. It makes the home more efficient as well as more comfortable. Since the heat of the sun doesn’t get in, you can leave window coverings open in the summer, get the natural light, and still not feel hot. Plus, these coatings block harmful UV rays so fading furniture is a thing of the past.
These are just a few of the upgrades that can make the most of your replacement windows in San Bernardino, CA. If you’d like to hear about these or other options, contact J.R. Door & Window Inc by calling (909) 949-9902. We’re here to help in any way we can. We want to make sure your home has just the right enhancements on its new windows to make the most of the project. Visit us in person at 615 N Benson Ave Unit I Upland, CA 91786.