Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for windows.

Like casement windows, they crank out, but the sash opens upward instead of sideways.

STORM WINDOWS Protect older windows against energy inefficiency and are an economical option.

These windows feature a sliding track allowing the sashes to move left and right.

SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS Only the bottom sash opens. The top half of the window is stationary.

Both sashes move up and down. Generally both sashes will pop in for easy cleaning.

BAY/BOW WINDOWS Generally protrude out from the exterior wall of a home, creating a wide view and wide window sill inside.

CASEMENT WINDOWS These windows crank out and allow maximum air flow in and out of a home.

BASEMENT EGRESS These maximize light in a basement and are also used for safety.

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Galveston Replacement Windows

When figuring out your options for Galveston replacement windows, there are a lot of considerations that must be made. There are many aspects of TX window replacements, and it is challenging to know what choices will work for your unique situation. Here are some of the things that you need to know that will help you pick the right Texas window replacement choice for your home.

To Tint or Not?

Window tinting on the ones in your car has been around for a couple of decades, so you most likely already know the benefits that this option has. However, it is not always the most energy efficient option to have your TX windows tinted. In fact, single paned tinted replacement windows are less energy efficient than their double paned counterparts that don't have tint. So, if you are planning on springing for and paying the extra to add tinting to your single paned Galveston replacement windows, you should find out how big the cost difference would be to simply get the double paned variety.

Now, this might lead you to the conclusion that if tinted Texas replacement windows are good, and double paned without tint are better than single paned with, double paned Galveston replacement windows with tint are probably better than both. This unfortunately is far from the truth. As a matter of fact, less solar heat is transferred through the tinted version as well as less visible light. This means that on a cold but sunny day, double paned TX replacement windows without tint will keep your Galveston home warmer than they would if they had tint.

Opt for Low-E Coating instead

An alternative to tinting, low-e coating can help make your Galveston replacement windows more energy efficient. Low-e coating is a relatively new technology, and it involves just what its name implies. Low-e stands for low-emittance coating. This is a virtually invisible, incredibly thin layer of metallic oxide or metal that is glazed over the surface of Galveston replacement windows. The purpose of coating the panes of glass with Low-e is to reduce the amount of heat flow through the window.

Tinting simply cuts down the amount of light that comes through your Galveston window, but low-e coating actually blocks heat. Using a similar technology to what the inside of your oven is coated with, manufacturers of Galveston replacement windows are able to block a great deal more of the suns radiation and heat than they were able to in the past. There are three different levels of low-e coating: low, moderate, and high solar gain. Depending on the type of climate and the amount of sun exposure your Galveston window will be exposed to, you will choose your level accordingly.

Typically in a multi-paned window, each plate of glass is coated itself, which can really increase the efficiency of the window. However, there are new types being offered on the Galveston market that only have the outer pane of glass coated. This is ideal for the Galveston climate as it allows some heat through for those days when the windy chilly sea air comes through, but also adds another barrier to act against the hot summer Texas sun.

Gas Filled Replacement Windows

In addition to multiple panes and low-e coating there is another technology that has been developed to increase the energy efficiency of your Galveston replacement windows. With this technique, right before your dual or triple paned window is sealed; the air between panes is pumped with a non-toxic, clear, gas. The gasses used for this are argon, krypton, or a combination of the two.

Why do they do this, you may ask? Well, the idea is that these gasses are thicker than air. As heat penetrates your Texas replacement windows, the space in between the outside and the inside panes heats up as well. As air is heated, its molecules begin to move more quickly. The friction of their movement creates more heat, bringing it inside your home.

But argon and krypton are thicker. The thicker the substance the slower the particles move. Therefore, as the gasses heat up they do not move as quickly. Because they move more slowly, they do not generate new heat. In fact, the slowness at which the heat from the sun penetrates the area in between the panes may even help to dissipate the heat before it gets to the inside of your home.

There are many options that may or may not increase the energy effectiveness of your Galveston replacement windows. It is ultimately up to you to decide which ones will work best for your Galveston home. Hopefully, this guide has been a real help you decide what you want for your Galveston replacement windows.

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