Proper window and door installation is key to ensuring maximum thermal efficiency. Poorly installed windows and doors often have loose seals that leak heat and air, making your investment less effective than it should be.
The Benefits of Properly Installed Windows & Doors
The enhanced insulation provided by correctly installed windows and doors can’t be overstated. Upgrading your windows instantly improves how well your home retains heat and cooling, keeping you comfortable any time of year.
Reduced energy consumption is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and increase the long-term sustainability of your home.
Less Air Leakage
If you’ve ever been frustrated by how quickly your home heats up in the summer or gets chilly in the winter, old or improperly installed windows may be the culprit. Proper installation ensures that windows have a tight seal that dramatically reduces air leakage.
Reduced Energy Costs
In addition to instantly making your home more eco-friendly, properly installed windows and doors will immediately reduce your energy costs. Less air leakage and heat transfer mean you’ll use heating and cooling systems less, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars on utility bills.
Energy-Efficiency Considerations for Upgrading Your Windows & Doors
Different frame materials offer varying levels of insulation and durability. Wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and vinyl are common materials used. At Brookstone Windows & Doors, our windows feature virgin PVC vinyl to ensure the highest quality construction, and our frames are fusion welded for maximum durability.
The right type of glass can have a surprising impact on the energy efficiency of your windows. Double- or triple-pane windows with low-emissivity coatings are the best option for keeping heat inside your home, reducing heat from the sun, and lowering UV penetration.
The placement of your windows has a significant impact on energy efficiency. East and west-facing windows require more shading to prevent overheating from sunlight, whereas south-facing windows can be optimized to allow for maximum solar heat gain in the winter.
Sealing and Insulation
To ensure your windows minimize air leakage and noise transfer, they should be properly caulked and weather-stripped. The tight seal achieved by professional installations is crucial for reducing energy consumption and lowering your utility bills.
Get Energy Efficient Windows and Doors with Brookstone
Ready to start saving on energy bills? At Brookstone Windows & Doors, our windows and doors are ENERGY STAR® certified and guaranteed to improve the efficiency of your home. Our installation experts are all Window Wise certified and have received extensive training so you can rest easy knowing your windows and doors will be properly installed with high-quality craftsmanship. Contact us today to get started on your home’s next energy efficient upgrade!