How Vinyl Windows can Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Chicago Home
Installing vinyl windows from Elite Remodeling Group in your Chicago home is an excellent way to replace your current windows with a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solution. We offer some of the most energy-efficient vinyl windows on the market, which incorporate a number of advanced technologies that can help save you money on your monthly energy costs.
Windows lose heat in four distinct ways: conduction, convection, air leakage, and radiation. Our eZone vinyl windows are built with a high-grade vinyl resin that will not wrap, crack, or rot when exposed to the elements. This sturdy fusion-welded construction not only serves to add structural integrity to our vinyl windows, but gives our windows a sealed fit to prevent air leakage.
Many of the windows we offer also feature specialized triple-pane Low-E glass with an argon or krypton gas fill, which increases energy efficiency in several different ways. The Low-E, or low-emissivity, coating on the glass reflects radiant heat, preventing your windows (and your home) from absorbing that energy and overtaxing your HVAC system. Meanwhile, the triple panes of glass and the gas fill act to prevent conduction, preventing outdoor heat from entering your home by giving it multiple barriers to pass through. By filling each of the tiny spaces between the glass with a naturally inert noble gas like argon or krypton, the heat becomes “trapped” and is unable to transfer through the gas, keeping your home comfortable and cool.