For those of us all across the country, especially in New England, the colder weather is approaching us. This weather means our homes and businesses are getting chilled, and the heat will need to be activated sooner rather than later. Winter is also a telltale signifier that your windows may need to be replaced and switched to a more energy-efficient solution. Winter is a telltale sign because windows that are damaged and need repair let in a draft, which is noticeable during the winter month. Switching to energy-efficient windows can help insulate your house during cold months, keeping in heat and cold air out. To answer any questions regarding switching to energy-efficient windows and what type is best for you, the Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror window experts have compiled our guide to all things windows.
Best Winter Windows:
Double And Triple Pane Windows
At Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror, we recommend that the most energy-efficient option is double or triple-glass-paned windows. These windows are much thicker than standard single panes, which are excellent for holding in heat. These panes allow sunlight to enter your property and are insulated enough to retain the heat from escaping to the outdoors.
Windows With A Low U-Factor
A U-factor is not a common statistic, but it is one that accurately shows how good a particular window is at retaining heat and preventing heat loss. This rating scale ranges from .14 to 1.2; the lower the scale, the more energy-efficient the window.
Small Air Leakage Rating
A minuscule amount of air leakage is vital to maintain maximum efficiency, which is why it is essential to look at the air leakage rating of windows. The scale ranges from .1 to .3; you want the lowest rating. The lower the rating, the less cold air they let in.
When Should I Contact A Professional About A Winter Window Replacement?
Once the colder weather has arrived, if you are beginning to notice drafts, cracking, or condensation within your windows, or you are searching for a better-looking window for your property to dazzle come spring, call Merrimack Valley Glass and Mirror immediately! Our expert team of seasoned professionals is equipped for any window replacement & repair you may need during any given season.
Contact Window Repair and Replacement in Merrimack Valley
Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror is an expert team in window replacement services. If your windows need to be replaced or repaired, please feel free to reach out to us directly at 978- 463- 9990 or by filling out our online contact form. We provide quick delivery services and ensure all windows are installed perfectly. We look forward to hearing from you soon!