Vinyl Windows: Monmouth County’s Guide to Energy Efficiency
If you are considering making your Monmouth County home more energy efficient, vinyl windows are a great addition that results in substantial energy savings. The professional vinyl window installers at Blue Ribbon Exterior have the skill and craftsmanship necessary to install the windows in the most aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient fashion.
When it comes to energy efficient vinyl windows, the end results and terminology can be somewhat difficult to understand. The vinyl window experts at Blue Ribbon Exterior believe that all Monmouth County homeowners should understand the benefits and choices involved in installing energy efficient vinyl windows. For that reason, their vinyl window team has supplied Monmouth County residents with the following guide to vinyl window energy efficiency.
Vinyl Window Energy Efficiency Vocabulary
The terminology surrounding energy efficient vinyl windows can be somewhat confusing. The following are some widely used terms with their basic definitions:
This term stands for low emissivity. This is the vinyl windows ability to reflect heat instead of absorbing it into your Monmouth County residence. Low-E vinyl windows have this ability because they are coated with a special metallic substance.
- Frame Materials
These are the materials that give vinyl windows their name. Vinyl windows are those that have frame materials made out of vinyl. They are extremely good insulators and are extremely low maintenance.
- Gas Fills
Gas fill vinyl windows have either krypton or argon gas in between glass layers to add extra insulation by retarding energy transfer.
Glazing is the actual glass used within the vinyl window. The number of glazing layers and the above features are the primary sources of insulation making a vinyl window energy efficient.
The U-factor is the level of insulation your vinyl windows supply against heat transfer. All of the attributes listed above should work in tandem to promote your vinyl window’s U-factor.
Vinyl Window Energy Savings
Now that you understand the basic terminology behind energy efficient vinyl windows, the experts at Blue Ribbon Exterior want you to understand a rough estimate of the energy savings that you and your Monmouth family will enjoy from you vinyl window installation.
According to the Efficient Windows Collaborative, if you replace single-pane windows in a 2000-square-foot home with energy efficient vinyl windows, you can see a savings of $465 per year. This substantial energy savings is coupled with an increase to your Monmouth County property value. Some estimates indicate that energy efficient vinyl windows can add anywhere from $8,000 to $10,400 of value to your property. Lastly, when you install energy efficient vinyl windows with a U-factor of 0.3 or lower, you are eligible for a tax credit.