Energy-Efficient Windows Can Improve Alexandria, VA Homes

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Friday, May 16, 2014)

Buying energy-efficient windows for your house in Alexandria, VA can save you money over time and make your living space more comfortable during all four seasons. High-performance windows exist today that can help keep warm air inside during cool months, and cool air inside during warm months. Before making your purchase, it is important to know about the many energy-friendly features that are available to modern homeowners. Moreover, you don’t have to tackle a window replacement project by yourself. ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. brings you high-end window options as well as great customer service! For a free in-home consultation on energy-saving replacement windows, call our shop in Manassas Park at (703)257-7150 today! One way to find energy-efficient windows for your Alexandria home is by choosing from products that have the Energy-Star label or meet the R-5 Standards. Energy Star windows must meet specific requirements in energy and cost efficiency. Features you will find on them include the following. (R-value relates to insulating capability while U-factor relates to level of potential heat loss.)

  • R-value of about 3

  • U-factor of about 0.3

Windows that meet the R-5 standards offer even greater energy savings. Some key features are –

  • R-value of about 5

  • U-factor of about 0.2

  • Triple panes

Narrowing down your choices to R-5 or Energy Star windows is a solid starting point in upgrading your home. When shopping for energy-efficient windows, there are additional options and variations for Alexandria homeowners to consider. These include –

  • Low-E Coatings – When these coatings are applied, your window glass is still transparent. However, the coatings help reflect solar heat back to the outdoors (helpful in the summer) and furnace heat back to the indoors (helpful in the winter). The specific application of the coatings can vary depending on climate and homeowner goals.

  • Argon and Krypton Gas – All energy-efficient windows are either double pane or triple pane, which means that there are small spaces between panes. The windows have heightened insulating capabilities when these areas are filled with argon or krypton gas.

Call for more window info today – ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. at (703)257-7150!


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