Why You Should Switch To Vinyl Or Fiberglass Windows This WinterJan 12, 2018
Keep Your Kansas City Home Warm with Vinyl & Fiberglass Windows
We may be well into winter now, but it shouldn’t feel like that inside. Your home should be a relief from the cold, but that’s often not the case. Drafts and poor insulation can lead to a chilly, uncomfortable house that can only be warmed by turning up the heating unit…and by extension, your heating bill. The right windows can help you to control the temperature in your home and keep your heating costs low.
Vinyl has been a popular energy efficient window choice for years, because of its affordability, thermal resistance, and low maintenance. Fiberglass is more recent, but it stands to become even more popular than vinyl. Johnson County Siding & Window Co. offers both Simonton Vinyl and Marvin Fiberglass replacement windows. But how can vinyl or fiberglass help you this winter?
Built for Insulation
Both vinyl and fiberglass replacement windows are excellent when it comes to insulating your home and maintaining a controlled temperature. Our vinyl windows come with multiple-chambered profiles filled with sealed air pockets to prevent air leakage. Cold air from outside doesn’t get in to cause a draft in the home, and hot air doesn’t get out, causing a drop in the interior temperature.
Fiberglass, on the other hand, is known for its toughness. It’s eight times stronger than vinyl–so tough, in fact, that it’s often used in bridge construction. Against that strength of a material, cold winter winds don’t stand a chance. Marvin Fiberglass replacement windows are even made with a specific low-E insulating glass.
If a tough material isn’t enough to keep your home warm this winter, the argon gas fillings should be able to make up the difference. Both of our vinyl and fiberglass replacement windows come with argon gas fillings in between panes of glass. The purpose of this non-toxic gas in your replacement windows is to slow the flow of air through the window.
Argon gas also helps to block 84% of the sun’s harmful rays, which might be helpful this winter but will certainly be helpful in the months to come.
Both vinyl and fiberglass replacement windows are terrific options for staying warm this winter without paying dearly for it in heating bills. The team at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. would love to show you some of the options we have available and help you have them installed in your own home. Contact us for more information or a free quote.