Hottest Trends For Window Replacement in 2017
When shopping around for replacement windows, it always pays to draw inspiration from the latest trends. Knowing what’s hot and what’s not helps narrow down your options and lets you choose products that bring tremendous mileage over the long haul.
Here are the top windows replacement trends for 2017 that you should know:
The Energy Efficiency Craze Continues
Homeowners have expressed great interest in increased energy efficiency in the past few years. According to the Demand Institute report published in 2014, only 36% of Americans are satisfied with the energy performance of their home.
As you know, high home energy efficiency means real utility savings and indoor comfort. To lower your gas or electricity consumption, getting high-performance replacement windows is an excellent start. Since West Texas is located in the South-Central Climate zone, buy products with a 0.30 U-factor or less and a 0.25 SHGC or less.
Vinyl is Still King
Vinyl is the industry’s most popular window material, and nothing is going to dethrone it anytime soon. It’s a low-cost and maintenance-free option with winning insulating and green qualities. This material also aesthetically versatile, coming in a myriad of colors and finishes to match or enhance your existing design elements. If you love the look and performance of wood but not its price, vinyl is the most attractive alternative.
Krypton’s Stock is Rising
In window replacement, argon (as an insulating gas) is ubiquitous. But if you want to elevate performance several notches higher, upgrade to krypton. It’s denser than argon, allowing you to reduce temperature transfer more efficiently.
Natural Light is Getting Hotter (Figuratively)
Daylighting is actually a timeless trend, but heightened natural illumination is becoming more common. The abundance of sunlight in your home can contribute to energy efficiency. To avoid excessive heat gain – its usual side effect – invest in replacement windows with innovative low-emissivity (Low-E) glass.
Let Jones and Associates help you adopt trends and get the most from custom windows. Call us today at (806) 686-1380 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Lubbock, Midland, or Odessa, TX. We’ll be happy to talk about your unique situation at your most convenient date and time.