After the first few appearances of cold weather, you can usually tell when your window is underperforming. Maybe there’s a draft that makes the living room uncomfortable, or you’ve had to turn the heat up more than you should this early into the winter. Many people discount how important your window is to the insulation of your home. If your window is out of date, it will leak cold air into your home during the winter, causing you to use more energy and heating in order to keep your home comfortable. It can also cause window condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew problems in your home.
Kansas City winter temperatures can often drop to 18℉ or even colder. If your old windows are already giving you problems now, don’t wait until January to do something about it. Contact Johnson County Siding and Window Co. today to discuss having replacement windows installed. Here’s a breakdown of the two top notch replacement windows we offer.
Simonton® Vinyl Replacement Windows
Vinyl is one of the most popular materials when it comes to energy efficient replacement windows. Despite being one of the less expensive options on the market, vinyl windows are very durable, low maintenance, and stylish. These vinyl windows do not need to be painted or stained, but they come in a variety of colors. Simonton Vinyl Replacement Windows have fusion-welded construction and curved lift handles to give them a smooth, elegant look. But these windows are more than a sleek look. They’re more than equipped to protect your home against winter weather this year. Their sloped sills move water away from the window to avoid storm damage, and pockets of sealed air in the frame and sash boost the window’s thermal resistance.
The Simonton Reflections® 5500 Performance provides even further protection this winter, with Argon gas fillings and a patented Intercept® Spacer System for added temperature control and a stronger window sill. These windows won’t just protect your home in the winter. They’ll also help to keep your home cool in summer. Polyvinyl has natural thermal resistance, and Simonton’s vinyl replacement windows come with low-E glass coatings to block out the most harmful rays of the sun.
Marvin® Fiberglass Replacement Windows
Fiberglass replacement windows are fairly recent developments, but they’re already rising in popularity when it comes to energy efficient replacement windows. Marvin fiberglass replacement windows use Ultrex, a combination of pultruded fiberglass, compounded resins, and strong glass. Ultrex is so durable that it’s often used in bridge construction. If it’s equipped to hold up under the weight of morning traffic, it’s more than equipped to handle whatever winter storms might throw at it. These windows are low-maintenance and come in a variety of stylish finishes, including: stone white, pebble gray, cashmere, bronze, evergreen, ebony, and authentic wood grain interior.
If vinyl is strong enough to protect your home from the cold, fiberglass is even stronger. It’s eight times more durable, and nine times less expansive or contractive during extreme temperatures. Marvin’s fiberglass replacement windows use low-E insulating glass and Argon gas fillings to keep cold air from leaking through and causing a draft or window condensation. These windows will last for years, and if they don’t, they come with a 10-year manufacturing warranty and 20-year glass seal warranty.
Our vinyl replacement windows are tough, energy efficient, and insulated to keep your home comfortable even in the coldest days of winter. If your windows are costing you too much in energy and HVAC bills, don’t wait until spring. Have energy efficient vinyl or fiberglass replacement windows installed with Johnson County Siding and Window Co. as soon as possible!