When it comes to window replacement in Portland, OR, there are certain things that you can expect will come standard with the product. For instance, single pane glass, which was all the rage in yesteryear, is pretty much out. You’ll find double pane glass to be standard.
Windows today also come with features and enhancements that will make your home more energy efficient, which in turn will make the interior environment of your residence more comfortable. Aside from the many standard features, there are extras that you can add for an additional fee if you want your replacement windows to really offer the best in energy efficiency, aesthetics, and performance. Here are some options that might whet your appetite.
As was mentioned previously, double pane windows are fairly common nowadays. The extra sheet of glass renders replacement windows all the more efficient since it makes it harder for outside air to seep into your home and for inside air to seep out of your home. Want to up the ante? Inert gas fillings can be inserted between the panes of glass to ramp up the efficiency factor. Inert gases, such argon ad krypton, are denser than air. This means that they offer enhanced insulation properties compared to the insulation properties of air. As well, inert gases are both transparent and safe. So you won’t have to worry about any health risks of any kind.
Triple Pane Glass
Two panes of glass are better than one pane of glass, and three panes of glass are better than two panes of glass. With one extra sheet of glass, you’ll benefit from even great energy efficiency than you will with two. When you factor in the inert gas that you can insert between the panes, you can imagine the benefits. Yes, the extra pane of glass will cost you. But over time, you will come to realize the difference since your heating and cooling bills will go down.
What’s a low-E coating, you ask? It’s a metallic lawyer – one that’s invisible to the naked eye – that is applied to the glass. What it does is reflect heat so that your home doesn’t become a sauna during the hot summer months and it reflects heat back into your home during the cold winter months. So, seasonally speaking, it’s a win-win since there are benefits regardless of the time of year. There is also a public health benefit of applying low-E coatings to your replacement windows. They block out harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause lasting damage if you or your family are exposed to too much of it. With low-E coating windows, you’ll get to enjoy the sun while blocking out UV rays and excessive heat.
When you need Portland, OR window replacements, look no further than Kemp’s Windows Inc. We offer a wide selection of options for you to choose from, and we have the extras you may want for your new windows. Call us at (503) 659-7587 or stop by our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267 for a free consultation. We’re here to help you.