Also known as storm windows, impact windows are often required in areas that frequently experience turbulent weather. They don’t shatter easily while they essentially protect your home from wind-driven debris and other weather elements. But impact windows offer more than just added protection for your home, but even greater energy efficiency as well!
Our residential window replacement California Energy Consultant Service provides a free home consultation and provides solutions that improve home energy efficiency. You can always call us for more information! But today, we’ll explore more on the efficiency of impact glass and how it can benefit your home:
How Impact Windows Work
Impact windows are made from glass that’s designed with a layer of durable plastic (PVB) between two pieces of glass that are fused or laminated together. The lamination process is where pressure and heat create a stronger and more durable glass structure. They can also be made stronger or thicker depending on the local building codes; windows that have thicker glass are usually required for hurricane-prone areas.
The Energy Benefits of Impact Windows
While you can still consider double-pane windows that have high-performance glass, low emissivity (Low-E) impact windows can be just as cost-effective. They offer good insulation as the Low-E coating effectively reduces the heat that transfers through the window. Just make sure to call a trusted contractor who can get the job done professionally.
Impact windows also receive higher ratings because of their dual-layered glass and reinforced framing. They’re built with both tempered and laminated glass that is hard to break. During the winter season, the double-layered glass prevents the cold air from getting through it while also trapping more heat inside. You won’t have to rely on your heating system as much when you have impact windows installed, which means you save on your monthly energy bills.
California Energy Consultant Service knows how to make your home greener and more energy-efficient. To know more about our excellent quality window replacement, call us today and we’ll give you a free consultation! Our numbers are (916) 852-8132 if you’re in Rancho Cordova and (916) 281-0548 if you live in Sacramento and the neighboring CA areas. You can also fill out our convenient contact form.