High-performance windows with new glazing technologies, like low emissivity and silver oxide, not only reduce your total energy costs but they provide, improved comfort for your home.
Winter Thermal Comfort
Unlike the improved comfort provided by Ameriside’s low emissivity or Low E dual pane vinyl replacement window.
An older window with a lower glass temperature feels colder because more heat is radiated from a person’s body to the window. Cold glass can also create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. This sets up an air movement pattern that feels drafty and accelerates heat loss. High-performance windows with lower U-factors will result in a higher interior window temperature in winter and thus greater comfort. Proper installation along with weatherstripping designed to seal tightly (for operable windows) will also improve comfort by reducing cold air leakage.
Summer Thermal Comfort
In summer, strong direct sunlight strikes people and interior surfaces, creating overheating and discomfort. Windows with low solar heat gain coefficients will reduce the solar radiation coming through the glass and associated discomfort. Low solar heat gain low-E glass (spectrally selective) reduces heat gain while still providing sufficient light and view.
Another huge comfort factor is noise reduction. The first thing our customers notice is how quiet their new replacement windows are. In fact, many customers choose replacement windows with super silicon spacers that reduce outdoor environmental noise by 18% over compared to insulated windows with traditional metal spacers.