Replacing your windows can dramatically change the look of your home and in a climate with extreme cold or heat (like Phoenix), windows are critical to the comfort of your home.
Choosing Replacement Windows
You have a lot of choices and decisions to make when replacing your windows including:
- The type of replacement windows (what the frame is made of)
- Style of the windows
- Number of panes
- Glazing, coatings and gas fillings
- Energy efficiency ratings
Considerations for Phoenix Replacement Windows
Replacing the windows in your home with energy efficient windows lets you not only change the look of your home but saves you money and helps the environment. In addition to saving on monthly utility bills, you will use your air conditioner less thereby extending its life. And if you are building a new home or ever need to replace your air conditioner, you can buy a smaller, more efficient, cheaper unit.
Choosing replacement windows in Phoenix is different than choosing replacement windows for a house in a cold or humid climate. The rating factors to consider when choosing replacement windows for homes in a warm sunny climate like Phoenix are (in order of importance):
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
- Visible Transmittal
- Air Leakage
- Condensation Resistance