Quality will always trump quantity. In a world where there are so many options to choose from, never forget that quality is the gateway to simple luxuries.
Why invest in low quality window glass that will need constant replacement instead of quality panes that will work for years and provide you with the best insulation and protection. In the long run, you will spend more money on the cheaper panes compared to the daunting one-time amount you must cough up for the quality option.
There are always advantages and disadvantages to all types of materials. This is no exception to windows and admittedly, with the myriad of styles in the market making the correct choice for your house can be a nail-biting task.
It is worth noting that new windows give the homeowner the option of changing the shape and size of the current windows and will often involve a contractor to get the job done properly.
Window replacement, however, means removing the existing frame and replacing it with glass windows of your choice without tinkering with the rest of the window if it is in good condition and fits with the decor of the home. Replacement tends to be cheaper on labor compared to new and the panes can be custom sized or fitted as stock size.
Once you have decided on whether you will be doing replacement or new windows and have settled on the style. It is time to choose the type of glass pane based on the needs of your home. Here are some options that will definitely affect your home.
Gas filled Windows
Gas filled windows work well for homes with energy efficiency concerns. These windows have amazing insulation and significantly reduce the heating cost for a home as they prevent heat loss. They are well known for their superior sound proofing characteristic but also for preventing frost from occurring at the bottom of the window.
Another popular choice amongst homeowners are insulated glass windows, which are best for addressing energy efficiency in homes that need it. This glass type has the ability to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter as well as keep noise from outside at a minimum.
The insulation in this option is created by doubling or tripling the pane and coating it with several layers of low emittance coating.
Impact Resistant Windows
Impact resistant windows are usually thick panes of glass that are treated for additional strength. They are one of the best things that you can do for your security and peace of mind. No one will be breaking in through the bay window, and you won't have to worry about replacing a piece of window glass due to hail or other minor weather events.
A different choice is heat absorbing tinted glass that changes color when absorbing heat. It commonly comes as gray or bronze tinted. Besides reflecting heat from your home, it actually absorbs heat into your home. This glass offers security and privacy more than energy efficiency.
The quality of window glass you opt for will affect the energy efficiency of your home as well as safety and privacy. So choose a window glass that best meets the needs of your house and your lifestyle. Contact a company, like Monterey Glass Specialists, for more help.