According to studies, the windows on your building can be responsible for as much as 30% of the energy loss that takes place between your rooms and the outdoor world. Fortunately, that loss can be efficiently minimized with energy efficient Lincoln replacement windows – here are the factors that will determine how energy-efficient your windows are:
- The number of panes – the number of panes that make up your window is directly proportional with the energy-efficiency offered. In other words, single-glazing windows are the least energy-efficient types, while the windows that use three or five panes come with much better insulation properties;
- The materials used for separating the panes – more simple multi-glazing windows separate the panes with air, but higher-end windows use some sort inert gas, such as argon, to enhance insulation properties;
- The materials used for the frame – some types of frames, such as certain vinyl or aluminum frames, are lined with foam on the inside to further enhance energy-efficiency;
- Special coatings – some windows come with the outermost pane covered in a so-called low-E coating. The solution reduces the heat absorbed from the outside and transferred to you building interior through the windowpanes and it also comes with the additional benefit of protecting the furniture, the flooring and the other objects in your room from the fading effects of harsh UV radiation.