Replacement windows

Replacement windows allow you to easily maintain the beauty of your home. Replacement windows not only increase the value of your home but allow you save money and improve energy efficiency all at the same time. Replacing old windows with new energy efficient windows allow you and your home to get the most bang for your buck in regards to energy efficiency. Sometimes even newer homes have a need to have their windows replaced. The original windows in your home may be drafty and allow the heat of the summer and the cool of the winter into your home. In this case, deciding to replace your existing windows with state of the art, energy efficient windows may be your best option. However, our experienced estimators will come to your home and offer you the best solution to your window problems. Sometimes all you need to do is replace the insulated unit, especially if it is fogged or broken and the frame is intact.

What Are Some Reasons to Upgrade with Replacement Windows/Patio Doors?
  • Wooden frame around existing window is rotten
  • Drafty windows
  • Discoloration of curtains, furniture and carpet
  • Lack of energy efficiency
  • Save money by upgrading
  • Difficulty in opening and closing existing windows
  • Increased security features on new windows

What Are My Color Options in Replacement Windows/Patio Doors?

Standard color options are:

  • Bronze
  • Beige
  • White

What Types of Replacement Windows Are Available?
  • Double hung
  • Picture
  • Garden
  • Bay
  • Awning
  • Bow
  • Casement

What Size Options Are There for Patio Doors?
  • Standard
  • Custom

What Are Some Glass Options for Replacement Windows?
  • Low-E glass
  • Argon gas filled windows
  • Double paned
  • Triple paned

What is Low-E Glass?

Energy conservation and efficiency are important items to consider when upgrading your windows. Low emissivity or Low-E glass and window film is an easy way to conserve money while making your home or business more energy efficient. Windows with Low-E film can cost between 10% and 15% more than regular windows, but the amount of money and energy you save is tremendous. Choosing Low-E can eliminate 30% to 50% of energy loss, and preventing 30%-50% of energy loss can translate to big savings on your energy bill.

How Does Low-E Glass Work?

The way Low-E glass and glazing works is by placing a thin layer of metal oxide over the window. The window film is virtually undetectable and can be placed on one or more panes of glass. Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass reduces the rate of heat loss or U-factor. Heat transfer occurs from a warm pane of glass to a cooler pane. Coating a glass surface with a low-emissivity material and then turning that coating towards the space in between the glass layers eliminates a great deal of heat transfer, lowering the U-factor significantly. Different types of Low-E coatings have been designed to allow for high solar gain, moderate solar gain, or low solar gain.

What Are Argon Gas Filled Insulated Windows and How Do They Work?

Insulated glass units have an air space between the layers. Filling the space between the window panes with Argon gas is a very simple way to reduce the transfer of heat within that space. Once this has been done, the space with Argon gas reduces the heat transfer between the inside and outside of the structure, and the overall transfer of heat between the inside and outside is reduced. Thus, the home or business maintains the correct temperature and the windows are more energy efficient.

If you are considering replacement windows for your home or business, ABC GLASS AND MIRROR is your local window expert. We will walk you through all of your options for each of the problem windows. In fact, you may not need to replace your windows. Please contact us with any replacement window questions at 703-257-7150.

8395 Euclid Avenue, Suite B
Manassas Park, VA 20111-5215
Telephone: (703) 257-7150
Fax: (703) 257-7131

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