How Simonton Makes Their Energy Saving Windows in Lubbock, TX
One brand that arguably stands out when it comes to good energy saving windows in Lubbock, TX and Midland, TX is Simonton. From aluminum windows and doors in 1946, the manufacturer has since been offering quality vinyl ones that are impact-resistant and energy-efficient. Today, they offer an array of new construction and retrofit windows and doors.
One question is: how does Simonton makes their windows energy-efficient? While the real answer to that is– understandably– a trade secret of the manufacturer, there are enough details to understand how.
For starters, Simonton uses premium vinyl in their windows and doors. Lots of manufacturers, contractors, and homeowners stand by vinyl as an energy-efficient material. It has thermal properties that beat those of aluminum and (stainless) steel. That material keeps temperature transfer in and out of the home to a minimum.
Aside from premium vinyl, Simonton also uses Low E glass. Short for ‘Low Emissivity’, Low E glass is a unique type of glass with a special coating. Simonton further explains how that works:
Simonton windows and doors are available with ProSolar® Low E glass. A transparent metallic oxide coating is applied to the glass surface that allows short-wave energy to pass through but reflects long-wave infrared energy for greater thermal efficiency. This helps heat to not be transferred through the window and door.
For advanced Low E protection, Simonton offers ProSolar® Shade. This spectrally selective glass blocks damaging UV rays while allowing desirable light into the home, providing the ultimate in solar heat control, visibility and energy savings.
Finally, Simonton’s windows contain a durable interlayer that is sealed between two layers of laminated glass. The design enables the window to act as a shield against energy loss as well as reduce noise transmission. According to the manufacturer, their laminated glass also “helps block damaging UV rays and deter forced entry.”
The above qualities are some of the things that convince many contractors to use Simonton’s energy saving windows in Midland, TX, Lubbock, TX, or anywhere else in the state. Given that Simonton manufactures their windows in their own facilities, contractors– as well as homeowners– assure themselves of receiving only top-quality material.
To experience the full effects of Simonton’s windows, homeowners should hire a contractor trained directly by the manufacturer. Homeowners in Texas can consult one such as Jones & Associates to show how Simonton windows work for them.
(Article Excerpt and Image from What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?, Simonton Windows)