Many homeowners think about replacing their windows for cosmetic reasons. Many more replace them because of the excessive energy costs attached to inefficient, single-pane windows. Whether you are looking at window replacement in your Atlanta-area home for a fresh new look or for energy efficiency, Echols Home Improvements is the clear choice for excellent service.
Energy Efficient Windows
Our team at Echols Home Improvements has more than 50 years of experience repairing and improving homes in the Greater Atlanta area. We have seen many changes in building materials, but few can surpass the stunning changes in energy efficient windows. Today’s windows, from trusted manufacturers such as PlyGem and Simonton Windows, offer great energy efficient qualities.
The National Fenestration Rating Council is responsible for that sticky label on every new window. They measure four important factors:
How much of your expensively heated air inside your home can escape during winter’s cold nights? Look for lower U-Factor numbers for the most energy efficient windows to save you money
The higher this number, the more light the window lets in, saving electricity by letting you use daylight instead of room lighting
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
SHGC tells you how much of the sun’s energy is blocked from entering your Atlanta-area home, so the lower the SHGC, the less your central air conditioner has to work and the greater your energy efficiency
Air Leakage (AL)
Keep hot air out in summer and cold air out in winter; energy efficient windows will have a low AL number.
A well-made replacement window may have insulation, inert gas between glazing panes, and low-energy transfer virgin vinyl components, but unless that window is expertly installed, all its energy efficiency is meaningless.
We have dealt with every replacement window situation, from unusual shapes to out-of-plumb walls. We will respect your home and leave behind only footprints on your lawn.
Echols for Excellence
Choosing the right window is half the equation. Choosing Echols Roofing, Siding & Home Improvements for excellence in installing energy efficient windows is the other half.
Added together, you will enjoy the most beautiful windows with the greatest energy savings. It’s a winning formula.
To learn more about the many ways energy efficient windows can brighten your home and reduce your energy bills, contact Echols Home Improvements today.