You may already know that window placement is one of the most vital parts to your home’s comfort. The placement of windows can influence the ambient light and temperature of a room. When choosing replacement windows for your home, it is important to understand the two core factors that can help you make an affordable and energy efficient choice: Emissivity and Thermal Resistance.
Emissivity refers to the quality of window glass that causes a high degree of solar energy to be absorbed, causing an increase in temperature. In an air-conditioned environment, high emissivity can result in an overload of the cooling mechanism of the air conditioner. Therefore, low emissivity or “Low-E” windows are desirable to reflect solar heat without blocking light. A solar heat gain factor of less than 0.4 is considered the optimum value for homes.
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your home’s heating bills. The thermal resistance or “R-value” of replacement windows is a measure of how well they can prevent the loss of heat and can help you conserve indoor heat during colder weather. Krypton-filled double layer windows from Mr. Roof can help you conserve heat without having to draw the drapes, even in the coldest winter. An R-value of over 8 is ideal for a well insulated home.
Our team of professionals at Cincinnati Mr. Roof can help you choose the windows that help make your home energy efficient all year round through the use of sustainable construction practices and materials. Contact us today for a free estimate and expert industry-recognized services.