One of the primary reasons homeowners in the Bay Area upgrade their windows is to lower their heating and cooling costs. But if you’re really looking to save some energy, make sure that you choose the right kind of glazing for your replacement windows. Installing windows with Low-E glass can really help to slash those energy costs on a monthly basis. Here’s a look at what Low-E glass is and why you should have it installed in your replacement windows.
Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass on your replacement windows may look just like any other glass at first glance. But if you look really carefully, you may notice something slightly different about it. That’s because you’re looking through a super thin metallic layer that is designed to reduce the amount of heat that enters your home. This special coating is what makes Low-E glass ideal for homeowners that are worried about the cost of cooling their home during warm Bay Area summers.
Here’s how Low-E glass works. The metallic content in Low-E glass is designed to block out certain types of light, particularly ultraviolet and infrared. These types of light are known to cause solar heat gain within your home, but they can also contribute to the fading and deterioration of woods and fabrics, and can even damage your skin. As more of this light enters your home, your indoor temperatures will slowly rise. By blocking out these rays, your home’s temperature will be more stable and comfortable.
Low-E glass can have a massive impact on your energy savings. Although they come at a very small premium, replacement windows with Low-E coatings can reduce the amount of energy wasted by your air conditioning system by as much as 50%! Soon, your Low-E glass and replacement windows will pay for themselves.
To learn more about Low-E glass and choosing the right replacement windows for your home, contact Custom Exteriors, Inc. today at (888) 957-7800.
I really liked them and they did a very good job of explaining their warranties. They did a good job at explaining what services they do and when and they also were good in helping pick the right windows. They were able to answer a lot of technical questions. I was very pleased with them.
Although the payoff is definitely worth it, installing replacement windows is an investment of time and money. So, before you order your new windows, make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible on your replacement window installation.
This video from Kudzu.com will walk you through the factors you’ll need to consider when estimating the cost of your window replacement project. You’ll also learn how you can cut window replacement costs without sacrificing comfort and style.
To learn more about window replacement, contact Custom Exteriors, Inc. at (888) 957-7800. We’re the Bay Area’s leading replacement window and door service!
Are you looking for a great roofing material for your home? While there are many different roofing options available to Bay Area homeowners, nothing comes close to the popularity, versatility, and value of asphalt shingles. Our window and door company carries a great selection of new, beautiful asphalt shingles that would look perfect on your home. Here’s a quick overview of asphalt shingles and why you should count on Custom Exteriors, Inc. to install them on your home.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States and cover the roofs of over 5 million homes. There are a number of different factors that make asphalt shingles so attractive. First, asphalt shingles are known for being very economical. They are easily the most affordable roofing material available today, and they come in a number of different levels, ranging from basic budget shingles to shingles that will last you 50 years or more. For the amount of protection you get, asphalt shingles will give you the best performance for the cost.
Second, asphalt shingles provide excellent protection against the weather. They’re made using a combination of a sticky hydrocarbon adhesive, thick backing, and crushed stone and stand, making them tough enough to withstand anything the Bay Area weather can dish out. They’re incredibly water resistant and tear resistant and can stand up to moss, mold, and other roofing problems.
Third, asphalt shingles, more than any other roofing material, are available in a wide variety of new, beautiful colors and shapes. You can easily find asphalt shingles that fit your color and size requirements and match your windows and doors. You may even find a number of unique and interesting patterns and shapes to give your home that stylistic edge you’re looking for.
To learn more about asphalt shingles, contact the Bay Area’s expert roofers at Custom Exteriors, Inc. Our company leads the area in replacement window installation, replacement doors, stucco, stone, siding, roofing, and more! Call (888) 957-7800.