The Advantages of Window Replacement
Replacing your windows is one of the greatest investments you can make for your business. Why? Because windows play a critical role in the energy efficiency of your office, hotel or restaurant. Professionals approximate that at least 70% of energy loss occurs in windows and doors, and 90% of window heat loss happens through the glass. Higher grade glass helps lower energy bills.
The type of glass in a window determines:
Tempered glass is the most popular form of commercial glass and is used primarily for increased safety. Its strength is up to four times that of regular (annealed) glass and is manufactured to shatter into small pieces in case of breakage. Tempered glass is best used for entrance doors, glass railings, cubicles, dividers, displays, shower doors, and windows.
Lower energy costs
Window innovation has grown immensely over the years, with newer windows improving the energy efficiency of your company. With more efficient seals around your windows, your building loses less heat, safeguards against cold air, and increases the effectiveness of your cooling and heating.
Low-E windows are the new standard in energy efficiency.
Low-E windows have a thin coating applied to protect the glass. This cover reflects solar waves to shield your interior from the sun. They are best utilized in conjunction with triple or double paned glass that is insulated with argon for added protection from UV rays. This added layer protects furniture, carpet and paint from fading in addition to keeping the interior cooler during warmer weather. During winter, multi-layers form a barrier from the extreme cold, helping your interior stay warmer, and using less heating energy.
In addition to increased energy efficiency, your security will also benefit. Strengthened joints and sills protect your windows from being pushed in, in addition, windows that have separate panes are more difficult to break. Panes also come in tempered glass which is less likely to inflict jury if a window pane is accidently broken.
Concerned about exterior noise? Keep inside noises private, as well as reduce street noise, with sound control glass and double or triple paned windows. For businesses, restaurants, or apartments that back up to busy streets, noise control is extremely important to the comfort of your guests or tenants.
Windows and doors are notorious for being drafty, energy bill killers. Fluctuating seasonal temperatures only contribute to their inefficiency. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. New energy efficient windows and doors can transform your monthly utility bills into a budget friendly expense. Replacing older, inefficient windows with ENERGY STAR® certified products can conserve up to thousands of dollars, annually.
Energy efficient windows are filled with Argon gas, as well as an insulating unit of two to three glass panes to prevent the transfer of cold and heat.
Double or Triple Paned
How many panes your windows require, depends on your companies needs and budget. The more glass panes that comprise a window, the better the energy efficiency, and noise reduction. Double and triple paned windows are supported by an interior layer of argon gas that reduces heat, as well as noise. While double paned windows are more costly than single paned, their increased savings in utility bills may well be worth the extra initial cost.
Low-E (Emissivity) Glaze
The protective glaze on Low-E windows helps shield your building by preventing heat from escaping in the winter or infiltrating in the summer. It also lets visible light enter while simultaneously protecting against damaging ultraviolet light.
Argon Gas Fill
Argon gas is particularly efficient at reflecting heat and is compressed between panes of glass. This ensures a comfortable climate in your business as well as noise reduction. If your windows are older, and you’ve noticed your energy bills increasing, you may want to invest in new, energy-efficient window with this important feature.
A reflective glass coating is normally used for large windows that are exposed to direct heat from the sun. This protective coating reflects high temperatures, decreases glare, and adds additional shade for the building’s interior. There are different levels of tint that contribute to lower utility bills by reducing heat transfer and fading for interior furnishings.
If you are considering replacement windows for your business, or new windows for your commercial build, then give Commercial Remodelers of America a call for a FREE consultation and estimate.
Commercial Remodelers of America offers Window replacement services for Apartments and Hotels, Builders and Developers, Offices, and Retail and Restaurants.
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