If you are looking for vinyl replacement windows in New Jersey, be sure to consider energy efficient windows because they will save you money. Did you know that poor performing windows could lose up to 40 percent of heating energy through the windows? With the incredibly high costs of energy, that’s a lot of money going right out the window! Not only that, but poor performing windows can lose up to 50 percent of a home’s cooling energy in summer. It’s just plain expensive to install inefficient windows or to be satisfied with worn out existing windows.
When shopping for vinyl replacement windows, Triton Gutters & Siding, is the contractor with a terrific selection of windows that provide superior performance. It is important to seriously consider purchasing vinyl replacement windows featuring low-emissive (low-E) window glazing or glass.
Important side note from Triton:
Make sure the windows your contractor is recommending are Energy Star qualified and carry the NFRC label.
What Are Low-E Coatings?
Low-E coatings on glazing or glass control heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. Windows manufactured with low-E coatings typically cost about 10%-15% more than regular windows, but they reduce energy loss by as much as 30%-50%.
A low-E coating is a microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layer deposited directly on the surface of one or more panes of glass. The low-E coating reduces the infrared radiation from a warm pane of glass to a cooler pane, thereby lowering the u-factor of the window. Different types of low-E coatings have been designed to allow for high, moderate or low solar gain.
Popular Window Styles
- Double-Hung Windows: classic in appearance, offers excellent control of ventilation. You can raise the lower sash or lower the upper one
- Casement Windows: is hinged on one side and swings out when you turn a crank (some are inward-swinging). Because it opens fully, it affords good ventilation and is easy to clean.
- Slider Windows: offers a contemporary appearance. It's made from two separate sashes-one is fixed, the other slides in a track. Half opens for ventilation. A slider is easy to operate and most types are particularly weather-tight.
- Awning Windows: hinges at the top and tilts out at the bottom, providing partial ventilation. These are often used above doors or other windows.
- Bow Windows: is made from several windows positioned side-by-side to create an arcing form. Similar to a bay window, it provides drama in a room.
- Bay Windows: made from a central sash and two angled side sashes, is a classic favorite for expanding a room with light, views and drama. Angled side windows are often operable casements or double-hung windows.
- Architectural Windows: available in odd and unique shapes perfect for historic restorations
- Single-Hung Windows: similar to a double-hung but only the lower sash opens