Home Window Installation Services
Superior Replacement Windows offers home window installation services to the greater Scottsdale area including Old Town Scottsdale, McDowell Mountain Ranch and Rio Verde, Arizona. If you your home’s windows are old or damaged, call Superior Replacement Windows for a free consultation and onsite measurement to discuss your replacement window options and the estimated cost for installation. Older windows are not only unattractive but can also make your home less energy inefficient, increasing the cost to heat and cool your home and diminish the value of your property.
Top Reasons to Replace Windows
There are myriad reasons why you may need to replace your home’s windows. Some of the most common reasons include:
Renovating a historic home. When renovating a historic home, ensure you use the right type of windows to avoid interfering with wit the home’s historic charm. For instance, vinyl replacement windows would likely violate the home’s architectural integrity. Instead of vinyl replacement windows, use historically accurate replacement windows.
Remodeling your modern home. Windows are some of the most conspicuous features of a typical home. For this reason, when remodeling your home, remember to replace any worn out or old windows as well. Some of the telltale signs that you should look out for include fading color, warping window material and old screens that detract from your home’s curb appeal.
Increase the amount of natural light in your home. Day lit environments tend to increase comfort, and productivity. What’s more, natural light helps regulate the circadian rhythms, improving your overall wellbeing. This means that you should allow as much natural light in your home as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to add larger windows to your home.
Storm damage. Severe weather events such as storms and hurricanes often damage and break windows when they make landfall. This means that, if you live in an area prone to such weather events, may need to replace your damaged windows after a hurricane or storm, especially if your windows are broken or damaged.
Block potential harmful UV radiation. The sun’s ultraviolet rays that enter your home through the windows or patio doors can potentially cause your artwork, rugs, furniture and window treatments and other organic fabrics to fade. Fortunately, you can use energy efficient window products, including tints and glass, to reduce the amount of UV radiation that enters your home. In fact, some replacement windows are able to block as much as 95% of the sun’s UV rays.
Types of Replacement Windows
Insulated glass windows generally use methods of multiple glass panes, inert gas fillers between and coatings to manage heat loss. These windows usually measure anywhere from 3 mm to 10 mm thick, but you can order much thicker windows depending on your needs. The most common types of insulated glass windows include:
Heat absorbing tinted windows. Consisting of a glaze that reacts to heat and light, these windows typically change color when they absorb heat. This allows them to absorb light/heat rather than reflect it into a home. To improve their energy efficiency, these windows mostly have a gray or bronze tint. Beyond energy efficiency benefits, these windows offer privacy, design versatility, safety and improve security.
Low-Emissivity (Low-E) Glass. This type of replace windows consists of a special coating that prevents the infrared portion of sunlight from entering your home. More specifically, it reflects away the infrared heat during the summer. During the winter, it prevents the infrared red that already inside your home from escaping. Low-E windows reflect as much as 96% of infrared radiation, meaning they have an emittance of 0.04. By comparison, standard clear glass has an emittance of about 0.84.
Insulated windows. These are either double or triple paned glass and consist of either one or multiple low-emittance coatings, making them excellent insulators. What’s more, they generally have great soundproofing characteristics.
Gas-filled windows. Filled with an inert gas such as argon, xenon or krypton, these windows offer high thermal performance, meaning they improve a home’s energy efficiency. Specifically, the gas in between the windowpanes helps minimize heat loss through the window, helping cut a home’s heating costs. Additionally, a gas-filled window prevents frost formation at the bottom of the window, blocks UV rays from the sun and minimizes heat transfer through the window.
Tips for Hiring A Window Installer
Some of the important factors to consider when choosing a contractor or glazier to install your replacement windows include experience, accreditation, reviews from past clients, warranty and cost. Superior Replacement Windows is an award winning full service glass replacement contractor providing window repair, sliding glass doors, mirrors, table top glass and glass shower enclosures.
Contact Superior Replacement Windows today for the best window installation services Scottsdale has to offer:
Superior Replacement Windows
19475 N Grayhawk Dr #1036
Scottsdale, AZ 85255