Living in California means enjoying warmer temperatures throughout the year. But during the summer months, things can often get downright hot. When you are looking into La Verne, CA window replacement in this warmer climate, it makes a difference what you get. You want efficiency and you can have it—assuming you get the right windows for your home and the surrounding climate. Here are a few details to pay special attention to when you get new windows.
The first thing you will choose is the material for the frames of your windows. You’ll want materials that don’t conduct heat through them to keep things as cool as possible inside during the hotter months. Wood and vinyl materials don’t conduct heat so those are good materials to consider. However, with wood, you have a higher cost as well as more maintenance over the years. Vinyl, on the other hand, is less expensive to manufacture and holds up well against heat and humidity.
If you have single pane glass, you’ll be amazed at what a difference even adding another pane can make. But there are other glass options that will help you combat heat even further. As you look at glass choices, consider going with low-E glass. This type of glass has a reflective metallic coating on it that bounces the heat of the sun back outside in the summer months. During the winter, if there’s a chill in the air and you need your heat on inside, that heat is reflected back in, so your HVAC system doesn’t have to run as often. Plus, this glass also blocks the intense and dangerous UV rays, so you don’t have to worry about items fading inside. You can also do things to further your home’s efficiency in the heat by adding inert gas fillings between the panes of glass.
Double Hung, Picture, Casement, Oh My
There are certain styles that do better in warmer climates and these are a few to consider. Double hung windows are great because you can open both sashes on a nice day and get a great air flow. The hot air can exit on top and the cooler air can come in on the bottom. Casement windows are also a great choice because they fully open from top to bottom for great ventilation. Not only that, but they seal shut well over a home and blow tighter against the house to get a great seal. And picture windows, of course, have no moving parts, so they can’t leak air at all.
If you’re interested in efficiency for your La Verne, CA window replacement during the peak of California heat, contact the experts at J.R. Door & Window Inc. We’ll show you Energy Star certified windows that can go above and beyond what you need for efficiency. Give us a call at (909) 949-9902 and set up a free consultation. You can also see windows in person in our showroom at 615 N Benson Ave Unit I Upland, CA 91786.