There are a lot of great features to look for in high-quality vinyl windows. But exactly what features should a homeowner look for when purchasing windows? First off, it should be noted that high-performance windows are very important. Windows that have been known not to perform up to par or significantly less than other windows may not be the best choice for your home. It’s like buying a car that only goes forty miles an hour. A product like that is not going to get you what you want and need, and is not an investment well made.
There are many ways to check out the performance of a window and see if the window places in some of the top-tier ratings. Once you’ve found out whether the window you’re looking into purchasing is a top performer or not, the next step is to then find out how energy efficient the vinyl windows you’re looking to purchase are. Energy efficient vinyl windows are wonderful because they really make a difference. These windows can lower the energy usage in your home and in turn, lower your energy bills, leaving you with extra money at the end of every year.
In addition to saving you money, energy efficient windows Santa Rosa can often pay for themselves over time, saving homeowners 15% annually. Vinyl windows are also better for the environment, as proven by the less energy your home uses, the better. Some features to look for in high-quality vinyl windows include low-E coatings and low U-value. Low-E glass is important because this special glass coating helps protect your home from unwanted sun rays and helps reflect these rays back out to the sun rather than letting them into your home. U-value is important in windows as well. This is an indicator of how well your windows are keeping needed heat in. Low U-value is something to look for in vinyl windows because it shows how well the glass works to keep in heat.
Performance, energy efficiency and glass aren’t the only things to look for in high-quality windows. Frame material is another important thing to scope out before you purchase a window. Vinyl is made out of components of polyvinyl chloride, a substance known for the production of plumbing pipes. This material is extremely durable and will never rot, warp, swell, scratch or dent. It’s seemingly indestructible.
If you’re unsure of what exactly you should be looking for or how to go about purchasing a new or replacement vinyl window, don’t hesitate to call us. With 50 years’ experience in the window industry, we’ll be happy to answer any and all of your questions. We’ve serviced the Vallejo, California area for years and are happy to bring Vallejo residents the best products.
Contact American Window Systems, Inc., today at (707) 304-5311. Or, you can visit our showroom located at 1729 Action Avenue, Suite B, Napa, CA 94559. We’re open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. American Window Systems, Inc. is the best choice for vinyl windows in the Vallejo area.