Energy efficiency is the hot topic of the year, and for good reason. An energy efficient home is not only more comfortable, but it also lowers heating and cooling bills. That is what we like to call a win-win for homeowners. However, energy efficiency doesn’t start with the homeowner, it starts with new home construction.
New Home Construction, JELD-WEN, and Energy Efficiency
New home builders know that the products they use play an important role in the performance of a home long after construction is complete. This is why countless builders choose JELD-WEN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable windows and doors.
Energy Efficient JELD-WEN Windows
Some factors to consider when purchasing energy efficient windows include:
- U-Factor: Every window is labeled with a U-Factor, which is an indication of the insulation value of that window. The U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer. The lower the U-factor, the better the window insulates.
- Glazing: The typical glazed window consists of two or more panes of glass separated by a spacer and filled with argon or krypton gas. This helps insulate the window and makes it much more energy efficient.
- Low-E: Low emissivity, better known as Low-E, is an invisible metallic coating designed to reflect infrared light and keep heat inside where it is supposed to be: inside in the winter and outside in the summer.
For more or the many benefits of JELD-WEN windows, please check out our previous blog post, “The Benefits of JELD-WEN Windows for New Construction.”
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.
At Architectural Window Supply, our experienced, knowledgeable staff can help you select the right windows for your new construction project. This makes the entire process flow easier, and save everyone time and money.
If you have any questions about JELD-WEN Windows 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!