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Montgomery window replacement is an opportunity to find window products that can hold up to hot, humid temperatures for the long summers, and the cold of the winter months. A good window product for Montgomery, AL, and Alabama over all needs to keep a household dry, and prevent air exchange from outside to inside, or vice versa. This is just part of what keeps the cost of utility bills down throughout the year in this area.

Likewise, it is also important to regulate the amount of sun light, and the heat of the sun, that penetrate through the glass of any window into a Montgomery, AL home. It is as simple as looking for Energy Star products rated for Montgomery window replacement projects. It is possible, though, to have all of these features and have the Montgomery window replacement be affordable also.

Efficient Features

There are different names for some of the features that deal with the efficiency of an Alabama replacement window. They are solar heat gain coefficient, u-factor, air leakage, condensation and visible transmittance. Solar heat gain coefficient measure the amount of heat from the light of the sun that enters the house through your Montgomery, AL window. Look for lower measurements to find the ideal blocks the heat.

The amount of light that is allowed into your Montgomery home through the window is called the visible transmittance. VT is measured from 0 to 1, with 0 indicating that no light is allowed inside your Montgomery, Alabama replacement windows. Where more light is allowed through your glass, the closer to 1 the value will measure.

U-factor will indicate how well a Montgomery window replacement panes will insulate against heat. In addition, ideal temperatures inside the home can be sacrificed also from the occurrence of air leakage. Air leakage indicates how much air passes through your units. Lower values represent less leakage of air. Condensation should not occur on your products, especially on new replacement products. This would indicate a break in a seal, or even in the glass.

Material Needs

Beyond that, it is important to know what materials have what characteristics for the ideal Montgomery window replacement products. There are a handful of materials that are available for homeowners for their replacement products. There are wood, aluminum, fiberglass and composite replacement materials. Montgomery window replacement made from wood or wood composite are excellent products for insulation purposes.

The wood can last many lifetimes as long as it is sanded and stained or painted. It does take a little extra care and maintenance to keep it in good working shape. Though, it has a wonderful traditional look.

In addition, make the most of the wood by purchasing composite materials instead. Composite has the interior of wood, but a cover material that is less maintenance, such as aluminum. Montgomery window replacement with composite and wood generally are pricier, but will offer many advantages in their functioning and look

Montgomery window replacement products made from aluminum are light weight, inexpensive and low maintenance. Though, the one drawback of aluminum is that it does allow conduction of heat or cold through its frame. Similar to that is vinyl, which is light weight, inexpensive and low maintenance as well. Though, it has excellent insulation properties.

Fiberglass is another type Montgomery window replacement material. It is good at keeping water out, because fiberglass in itself a good water repellent material. It is light weight and has good insulation properties.

Design Features

There are many designs when you are replacing units. There are casement, double hung, single hung, picture, bay, hopper and awning units. Casement varieties work with a crank, turning outward a bit. There are some that open vertically. The ones that open from the top and bottom are called hopper and awning respectively. Bay varieties do not open and stick out from the house. Double hung and single hung are fairly common. They open up and down. Single only have one panel that move and double hung have both panels moving.

There is the chance to also purchase varieties with design features. They may have frames of various colors and there are also grids on the interior, which can be useful on those units that are going in bungalow style homes. There is frosted and even glass film too. There are many features that can make glass high performance, functional and also even more beautiful. Consider what will look best given the style of your home, and enjoy the best view of your lifetime.

Montgomery window replacement is a necessity brought on by an old, worn out view or just outdated glass products. Consider how the newest features in technology can work for you and your family. It should keep you cool inside in the summer and warm during the winters.

Montgomery, Alabama U-Factor and SHGC Ratings

Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your Alabama county's recommended window efficiency ratings.

Use our tool to search for the specific u-factor and SHGC for your county so that you are educated and have this information on hand in order to maximize the financial return on your new windows. Remember to research thoroughly prior to purchasing new windows, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.

If your county shows more than one u-factor and shgc combination, you may safely choose any combination. However, we recommend discussing the best option with a window replacement professional.

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