High-Performance Windows Save Money
High-performance windows are windows that have been designed and manufactured to exceed typical energy efficiency standards. They are typically made with advanced materials and technologies that help to reduce heat loss and minimize heat gain, making them ideal for use in energy-efficient buildings. They can help to reduce the environmental impact of a building, by reducing the amount of energy that is required to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Features of high-performance windows include:
Double- or triple-paned glass: High-performance windows often use multiple layers of glass to reduce heat loss and heat gain.
Low-E coatings: Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings are thin, metallic layers that are applied to the glass to reduce the amount of heat that is transmitted through the window.
Gas fills: High-performance windows may be filled with an inert gas, such as argon or krypton, to further reduce heat loss and heat gain.
Advanced frames: The frames of high-performance windows are often made with materials, such as vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum, that offer high levels of insulation and durability.
High-performance windows can help to improve the overall energy efficiency of a building, reducing heating and cooling costs and contributing to a more comfortable and sustainable living environment and there are many brands that sell high-performance building windows, including:
Andersen Windows: Andersen Windows is a leading brand that offers a range of high-performance windows, including wood, composite, and vinyl options.
Milgard Windows & Doors: Milgard Windows & Doors is a brand that offers a range of high-performance windows and doors, including vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum options.
Pella Corporation: Pella Corporation is a brand that offers a range of high-performance windows, including wood, vinyl, and fiberglass options.
Simonton Windows: Simonton Windows is a brand that offers a range of high-performance vinyl windows.
YKK AP: YKK AP is a brand that offers a range of high-performance windows, including aluminum and vinyl options.
A local Colorado option is Alpen Windows and doors, have an innovative ThinGlass for multiple triple and quad panes
Credit: Alpen Windows & Doors
“At Alpen High Performance Products we believe our super-insulated, ultra high-performance windows, doors and glass are among the best performing and most rigorously tested in the world. Foam filled frames, innovative ThinGlass for multiple triple and quad panes, multiple air sealing gaskets, and so much more are just simply the start of it all. Our clients love the comfort and flood of natural light that warms their architecturally stunning and beautiful homes. Alpen HPP makes being able to enjoy every room in your house possible too. You can kick back in your favorite chair and sip coffee on a freezing cold, snowy winter day, and do so right next to your window: All in absolute comfort” said, Brian Cornwell, Marketing Manager at Alpen Windows.
The length of time it takes to purchase and install high-performance windows can vary, depending on the size and complexity of the project, as well as the specific windows that are chosen. On average, it can take anywhere from several weeks to several months from purchase to installation, as the windows must be manufactured and delivered to the job site.
However, some brands may offer faster delivery and installation times, while others may require more lead time. To ensure a timely installation, it's important to work with a trusted supplier and to plan your project well in advance. Additionally, it's important to factor in any necessary permits, inspections, and installation requirements that may be required, as these can all impact the length of time it takes to complete the installation.