You aren’t the only homeowner who has never gotten replacement windows in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In fact, most homeowners haven’t replaced their windows before. So, when you have to do it, it’s likely your first time. You may not know all of the terms that go along with windows and it makes sense that the investment makes you a bit nervous because of it. If you are in the market for new windows and starting to look around, here are a few terms that might come in handy if you know what they mean early in the process.
Single And Double Hung Windows
You’ve probably seen these windows in dozens of buildings. You may even have one of them in your own house. But you may or may not know the term. These windows have two sashes or parts. On single hung windows, only the bottom half slides up and down. On double hung windows, both sashes go up and down, which is great for safety and ventilation. While they look the same, double hung will cost more because there are more operational parts on the window.
Energy Star Certification
If you see windows with Energy Star labels on them, what does that mean? It’s an important thing to notice and you may only want to consider windows with this sticker on it and go from there in comparing the details. Windows don’t have to submit to Energy Star testing, but if they do, and they pass, it means they have a certain level of efficiency on them in your region, which is definitely good for you to know. You are likely to get new windows, at least in part, so you can get better efficiency in your home. Energy Star windows will help you do just that.
Low-E Glass Coatings, Inert Gas Fillings
You might get standard windows and that will upgrade your home’s efficiency a good deal already. But if you want to upgrade even further, you may hear about low-E glass coatings or inert gas fillings. Low-E coatings on the glass are metallic coatings you can’t see that will reflect the heat of the sun back outside, making your home more efficient and comfortable inside. Inert gas fillings are something that goes between the panes of glass instead of air that is denser and will insulate the home better.
These are just a few of the terms that you might find handy when you are searching for replacement windows in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. When you work with the professionals at J.R. Door & Window Inc, any time you don’t understand a term, just ask. We understand that not everyone works with windows all day long as we do. In fact, most people don’t! It’s okay to ask questions you might feel are basic. It’s our goal to ensure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are best for your home and its future. We can also help with recommendations and advice when you need it.