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Tips For Choosing Energy Efficient Windows

by Kuhrich on Monday, June 24, 2013

When building a custom home you want to get everything right. Doors should fit snug and so should windows. This home has got to be great and you want to use every tip possible for choosing energy efficient windows.

Moisture

No matter where you live moisture is a problem and if windows are not sealed properly moisture can get in and cause erosion of surfaces. Mold and mildew ease in unnoticed from cold and wet. Windows installed without proper installation techniques will void a warranty, costing the home owner money if replacement is necessary. Custom homes builders use every consideration when installing and choosing windows for the home. Climate has a great deal to do with how your windows react and trained builders will know the proper windows to install and the flashing to use in your climate.

Cold and Heat Repellant

No matter what century wood wins hands down when it comes to fighting the energy war. Wood windows are far more efficient and they look great. They last and today they can be treated with vinyl or aluminum to stop the usual wear. Wood is able to match any color you choose and equipped with double panes they hold out the coldest of winds and sultry heat. Some people use shutters. This is a great way to hold out heat or cold and to help windows operate more efficiently. Custom Homes investigate every aspect of window installation before installing them in your home. Windows with low E coatings are good energy saver. Composite windows rank fairly high when saving energy but they do not touch, the beauty of wood.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com