New Window Installation
Upgrading your windows is one of the best investments you can make in a property whether commercial or residential. For a start it is immediately visible from the outside resulting in increased curb value and resale. For commercial properties window installation shows very visibly that you are taking your role as landlord seriously and since windows are what we all look out of, every occupant of a building will notice their condition. Plus there are huge benefits to installing new windows in terms of light and shade control, enhanced security, and improving the energy efficiency so you can enjoy those reductions in your utility bills.
Energy efficiency is one of the key reasons why our clients look to have new windows installed and that for a number of reasons. Old windows often distort or warp as the expansion and contraction of natural temperature variation thru the seasons means they no longer perfectly fit their frames. That means drafts which are a problem for occupants and it means heat gaps which is a problem for the person paying the utility bill. Modern windows are rated for their energy efficiency which means their insulation factor which in itself is the result of frame insulation, multiple pane depth, and the inert gasses sometimes used to fill the space between frames to give even better insulation. Remember that insulation works both ways. The US Department of Energy gives guidelines and ratings for the energy efficiency of windows and that's not just about keeping the heat in; it's also about keeping the sun's heat out. The result is better for the planet because less fuel is used and wasted, and better for your pocket book because you're not paying for that waste. Talk to us today about how new windows can impact your utility bill.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
We know; it doesn't exactly trip off the tongue but the solar heat gain coefficient, or SHGC to its friends, is a Department of Energy rating for the amount of the sun's heat that windows allow to pass. By choosing to install new windows with a higher SHGC you can have sparkling windows to look out of but a cooler house and with that reduced bills from your air con system. We'll be happy to tell you more.
Vinyl and Wooden Windows
At Palm Bay Window Installation we are as happy installing vinyl as we are installing wooden windows. Vinyl (PVC) windows have surged in the US market over the years but that doesn't mean they're the only game in town. Both vinyl and wood can perform the same job including double hung windows and multiple pane windows. The fact that vinyl doesn't need follow up treatments is one of the reasons for its popularity and for the phrase 'vinyl is final' but what people don't always realize is that vinyl has a limited range of looks whereas wood is, well, whatever you want it to be. There's also a misconception that as a more modern material vinyl is more heat efficient. That's partly true – vinyl doesn't conduct heat much but vinyl frames are hollow whereas wood frames are truly excellent insulators. We should sit down and talk about your options when we've had a look at your house.
Basement and Storm Windows
Don't forget; it's not just your main windows we can install. New basement and storm windows will round off your house and storm windows are recommended for increasing insulation and heat efficiency. They also add a layer of protection for your primary windows which means more security.