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Published on Sep 20, 2011
You Need to Know What Your Windows Are Made Of! For the second part of our Energy Star video blog, we asked Frank Cirillo and Robert Goettlicher at Providence Homes to help us explain the importance of window efficiency. To be honest, I had no idea how important window quality is to your home, but I quickly learned that Frank hit the nail on the head when he said, "Not all windows are created equally!"
Frank describes how vinyl frame windows have three main components that make them more efficient in your home than the aluminum windows that were used in the past. First, less heat is transferred through vinyl frames, which also means less condensation. Vinyl has a higher tolerance than aluminum windows. They are smoother operating windows, so less air flow gets through it. And, lastly and most importantly, the glass is the highest quality of low e glass on the market. It doesn't allow harmful UV rays into your home, so you don't have to worry about fading carpets and furniture. Not to mention, with aluminum windows, your couch is holding all that heat that seeps in and then transferring it into your home.
The most interesting part to me was Frank's visual demonstration with the radiometer. He helps us to see the difference between clear glass vs. low e glass. When you see that radiometer spinning out of control it really makes you wonder what glass is in your home! For more information on Energy Star Homes or window efficiency, please contact a Davidson Realty agent at (904) 940-5000.