Energy Efficient Windows For Your Palm Coast FL Home

Energyefficient windows Palm Coast FL

Energy efficient windows allow homeowners to regulate the indoor temperature, so they don’t have to rely on their heating and air conditioning systems as much. They also help to reduce the use of nonrenewable fuels and the emissions that harm the environment.

Homeowners can save on their energy bills and protect their homes from the damage that occurs during hurricanes with Energy Star windows. These windows have insulating properties that keep the cool air inside and the warm air out.

Impact Windows

If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills and protect your home from hurricanes, the right window installation company can help. These windows are made with heavy commercial-grade aluminum and laminated glass that is designed to withstand high winds, forceful debris, forced entry, and UV rays. They are so durable that you’ll never have to worry about boarding up your windows during a hurricane again.

Plus, they look gorgeous. And they’re also a great way to increase the resale value of your home. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing old windows, consider choosing impact-resistant windows that are ENERGY STAR certified. They have a low U-factor that helps to keep your home cool and comfortable, while saving you money on energy costs. In addition, they have a warm-edge spacer that keeps heat from being lost at the perimeter of the window. This helps to increase your energy savings and may even qualify you for an ENERGY STAR tax credit.

Energy Star

The EPA created Energy Star to help Americans save money and protect the environment by promoting energy efficiency. The program rates products and buildings using different standardized methodologies to determine their energy consumption. Those that meet Energy Star requirements receive certification on the blue label. The program covers more than 75 categories of appliances, light bulbs and other household products, as well as commercial buildings.

A certified product will use less energy than comparable models and will typically cost less to operate. It will also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the air.

The Energy Star website offers consumers information on the most efficient products and provides advice for saving energy in their homes. It also allows consumers to find state and local rebates and assistance programs for making home energy-efficiency upgrades. These include spray foam insulation, new double-pane windows, high-efficiency heat pumps, smart thermostats and insulated ductwork. Energy Star also helps homeowners and businesses claim tax credits for installing these items.

Low-E Glass

Low-E glass is a great option for Florida homeowners looking to lower their energy bills. The glass is coated with a microscopic metallic coating that reflects heat, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

This technology also helps to protect furniture and fabrics from fading due to sun exposure by blocking damaging UV rays. It also allows you to enjoy natural light without the glare that can make viewing TV or computer screens difficult.

Adding this feature to impact windows can improve their thermal performance by up to 30%. This can save you money on energy bills while making your home more comfortable and reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse gases you generate.

If you’re interested in having low-E glass installed with your hurricane windows, contact us for more information about the PGT EnergyVue line. These non-impact windows are made in Florida and meet and exceed Energy Star requirements. The window’s double pane glass is insulated with argon gas which increases the energy efficiency.

Shatter Proof

While primarily designed for protection from the hurricanes that Florida is so prone to, shatterproof windows also make a strong barrier against intruders. These windows contain two panes of glass with a shatterproof laminated film between them that keeps the window from breaking into dangerous shards.

When struck, a shatterproof window will break into dull pebbles rather than sharp, potentially dangerous shards. They are often referred to as “safety windows” or “break-resistant glass,” but they do not offer the same ballistic resistance as polycarbonate windows.

These windows can be retrofitted into existing frames, making them a cost-effective option for homeowners. In addition to their impact-resistant properties, these windows are excellent insulators and can help reduce energy bills by keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They also reduce glare, which helps prevent eye strain and promotes a more comfortable indoor environment. These windows are also easy to clean and do not require specialized cleaning methods.