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Energy Efficient Windows for New Home Construction

Energy Efficient WindowsWhen it comes to New Home Construction, choosing the right Energy Efficient Windows can make a big difference. Aside from the increased curb appeal you get with top-quality windows, JELD-WEN energy efficient windows are also designed to help future homeowners save money on their heating and cooling bills. Both make a home more attractive for potential buyers, allowing home builders to more easily sell their new homes.

Energy Efficient Windows for New Home Construction

JELD-WEN windows feature an insulating glass unit of two or three panes, as well as energy efficient coatings. Once these advanced windows are fitted perfectly into you window space, the transfer of heat and cold out of the home becomes regulated.

Factors that affect a window’s energy efficiency include:

  1. U-Factor: According to Energy Star, “U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer and tells you how well the window insulates. U-factor values generally range from 0.25 to 1.25 and are measured in Btu/h·ft²·°F. The lower the U-factor, the better the window insulates.”
  2. Glazing: Double glazed is the most common, though triple glazed is available. Single-glazed is typically only found in southern climates.
  3. Low-E: Low emissivity, better known as Low-E, is an invisible metallic coating on the glass designed to reflect infrared light. This keeps heat inside when you want it and outside when you don’t.
  4. Solar Heat Gain: The solar heat gain coefficient measures the fraction of solar energy transmitted and how well the window blocks heat caused by sunlight. Solar heat gain is measured on a scale of 0 to 1.

Interested in Energy Efficient Windows from JELD-WEN?

JELD-WEN’s extensive product offerings are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors, and building products dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff can help you select the right windows for your new home construction project. This makes the entire process flow easier, and save everyone time and money.

If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Windows for New Home Construction or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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