Standard Dana Point, CA window replacement is going to work well in your home. Even standard windows that are new are going to be better than what you have now. The standards in the window industry have risen over the years and when you take new technology into account, you know things are better than ever before. However, if you really want to make the most of the project, you might consider certain upgrades. Before you fall in love with the idea of any one (or more) of the upgrades, you need to know if you can afford them. If you can only get one, which one should you get? Here are a few instances that help you decide which direction to go on upgrades based on your needs and your budget.
If You Have Noise Pollution, Get An Extra Pane
If you live on a busy street or have a lot of noise coming into your home at all hours, getting window replacement can help, even if you stick with standard options. However, if you really want to restore the peace and quiet, getting triple pane glass instead of double pane glass can help even more. Not only will the extra glass and the space between the glass help block noise, but it will also add efficiency to your home and lower your energy bills farther than standard options.
If You Want High Efficiency, Get Inert Gas Fillings
Windows come with at least double panes and you can upgrade to triple pane glass if you’d like. But even if you just get double, there’s a space between the panes of glass that has to have something in it. Most standard windows just have air between the panes of glass. But you can choose inert gas fillings instead. Inert gases are denser than air and can stop the flow of air through the glass. There are two options: argon and krypton. Argon costs less, but krypton, if you can afford it, is the more efficient option.
If You Want Sun Protection, Get Low-E Glass
The California sun can be brutal, but low-E glass can protect the interior of your home from its heat. These coatings reflect heat so when the sun is beating down, the heat bounces back out. Plus, the UV rays don’t get in at all so you don’t have to worry about fading furniture. Plus, blocking heat (and reflecting it back in when it’s cold out) helps you with efficiency at the same time.
All of these Dana Point, CA window replacement upgrades are great options, but you have to decide what you can afford and if you can only get one, which is the best fit. Talk to the experts at Mancino Door & Window, Inc. about the specifics by calling (949) 328-9910. We’re here to help and we can show you differences in our showroom at 27801 La Paz Rd #B, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. We’ll work everything we can into the budget you have to offer to the project.