The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that about 30% of a home’s energy consumption is lost through inefficient and poorly insulated windows alone. This leads to higher monthly bills, which put a strain on your household budget.
One of the most effective ways to reduce energy leakage is to replace old and failing windows with energy-efficient ones from Tittle Brothers Construction. Let us discuss the key components that make our replacement windows in Birmingham excellent at maintaining a comfortable home interior while providing higher energy savings.
Our windows are engineered with a protective layer of low-emissivity coating to reflect rather than absorb heat. One of the brands we carry, Renewal by Andersen®, offers windows that come with a High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass.
This glass provides excellent insulating properties to allow more daylight to enter the room without much heat gain. It also blocks damaging UV rays to protect your furnishings from bleaching caused by solar radiation. Additionally, it reduces water spotting when exposed to sunlight for easier cleaning.
This refers to the number of glass layers used in a window. When the air space between these layers is optimized, then the window can provide better insulation. That’s why our windows in Birmingham are carefully designed to maximize this feature. They come in dual and triple-pane glass that has enough air space to prevent convection that causes higher heat gain.
These individual glass sheets help increase a window’s efficiency. Material and design are the key contributors to a window’s resistance to heat loss and condensation. At Tittle Brothers Construction, our windows use a low-conductivity spacer made of stainless steel. Unlike aluminum and other materials, stainless steel is better at keeping the glass stable and providing insulation.
Inert gases like argon and krypton fill the glazing layers of our Birmingham windows. They lower heat transfer and improve insulation, and they work with our low-e coating to enhance thermal resistance.
Create a more comfortable and energy-efficient home with windows from Tittle Brothers Construction. We carry the best brands in the industry that have the highest energy efficiency ratings. Call us today at (877) 228-5658 for more information.