What Makes Vinyl Windows Energy Efficient?
Posted On: 4/26/2016 11:56 AM
With summer almost here in Albany, NY, many homeowners are looking towards ways to reduce energy bills once it becomes time to turn on the air conditioners. One of the biggest problems that people run into when attempting to boost home efficiency for the summer is energy loss, and the source can often be traced to a home’s windows. If you’re ready to switch your old windows out for something new, you may be confused about where to start. At Zerodraft, we recommend vinyl windows for those who are looking to get the most out of energy efficiency.
Zerodraft uses Soft-Lite vinyl windows, which are energy-efficient, easy to open and close and can make any room in the home look great.
There are a number of different materials to choose from when buying new windows. Many people wonder which is best for them, and there are certainly plenty of factors that can influence a decision. Today, many people recognize vinyl as being one of the top materials used in the design and construction of modern windows—here are just a few reasons why:
- Virtually Maintenance-Free
- Can Mimic the Appearance of Wood
- Soft-Lite Vinyl Windows Available in 17 Standard Exterior Colors, 5 Interior Woodgrain Finishes and Endless Custom Colors
- Won’t Corrode or Separate Like Metal
- Won’t Rot or Deteriorate Like Wood
- Airtight Corners with Vinyl Sash and Frame Windows
- Decades of Smooth, Easy Operation
Many people love the appearance of wood or metal windows, yet it’s not uncommon for the problems that are typically associated with these options to go overlooked. Wood and metal may be attractive, but wear and tear means there will inevitably be a need to replace them at some point. Plus, they don’t hold a candle to vinyl windows in terms of overall energy efficiency.
At Zerodraft, we believe that the most important thing a homeowner can do when choosing new windows is to choose a brand that has a long track record for performance, and Soft-Lite fits the bill. Gold Label-certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Soft-Lite windows meet ENERGY STAR standards and can help to keep conditioned air from escaping your home and inside where it belongs. Whether you’re looking to replace a few windows or are interested in a full retrofit, we’ll help you come up with a plan that best fits your needs.
Ready to see how your home can benefit from Soft-Lite windows? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.