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Fix my old vinyl windows

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Do you need energy efficient windows?

I set out to fix my old vinyl windows and quickly realized that it was a futile pursuit. It really is too bad that windows are not like computers. All you need to do is add a chip or two, slip in a bigger hard drive, and you have a computer that works better than it did the first day you bought it. If you try that approach with windows, even vinyl windows, you will see that it is not that simple. Getting parts from a window manufacturer can be a nightmare if you are dealing with the wrong company. And depending on how old your windows are, the technology and the cost effectiveness of the windows rarely justify the cost of replacing components of the window. Additionally, why would you want to repair something that is outdated when you cannot increase its capacity?

In the late 1700s, the phrase “window dressing” came on the scene as a law was passed to make sure that people put curtains or some type of window treatment in the window to keep a modicum of decorum in the villages. Today, it is a business term that means putting a favorable spin on something to make it look better than it actually is. When it comes to the current technology, today’s cost efficient windows are a great value because they are built so well and are designed to resist moisture, molds, and mildew for a long time. In addition, they significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. We are not talking pennies here we are talking between 30 and 60 percent annually. This means that over time, energy efficient windows will return the investment over a period of time. That is in no way window dressing.

What make windows energy efficient?

The first thing that makes windows energy efficient is their construction.  Modern vinyl windows are constructed with some type of U-channel frame with insulating buffered edges that keeps heat and cold from traveling through the window by keeping the glass from contact with the frame. In winter, the glass surface will stay warmer, resulting in less condensation. During summer, the surface stays cooler. This effect will keep indoor temperatures more stable year-round.

The next factor in energy efficient windows is the Low-E glass, which is the most effective, insulating glass available. The technology consists of a double layer of silver coating which significantly reduces the heat of the summer sun. During cold winter months, Low-E glass will keep your home warm and comfortable indoors by permitting heat energy to enter, while keeping the cold out.

The final factor which makes windows energy efficient is the utilization of Low-E Glass with Argon Gas. Windows that combines double paned Low-E glass filled with Argon gas offers superior thermal performance. The insulation factor of the window is significantly increased.

Greensboro window installation

If you live in Greensboro, High Point, or Winston-Salem and you are considering replacing your windows, you need to call Triad Installations. Planning to replace your drafty, high maintenance windows with quality vinyl tilt replacement windows is only effective if they are installed properly.  Triad Installations not only installs windows, they offer premium vinyl tilt replacement windows that are strong, beautiful, have a custom fit and economically cost efficient.  Their energy efficient replacement windows will save you money, each month. Call them today for a quote on windows and installation. You will see why I chose replacement windows rather than to fix my old vinyl windows.