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Energy Efficient Windows in Houston, TX

Many Houston, TX residents choose energy-efficient windows over traditional windows for a variety of reasons. They come with benefits that other windows do not, can contribute to the well-being of the environment, and save you money! How can energy-efficient windows accomplish such things? Let’s delve into the components of energy-efficient windows that set them apart from other options.

What makes windows energy efficient?

Energy-efficient windows typically have more than one glass pane, which improves insulation. Windows that are not energy efficient sometimes only have one glass pane, which makes it more difficult to control temperature and noise. There is also a special coating over energy-efficient windows that helps keep warm air inside in the cooler months and outside in the warm summer months. This lowers the amount of time you have to use your heating and cooling systems. One of the final main components unique to energy-efficient windows is the materials that are used for the window frames. They are exceptionally durable, and do a better job of insulating your home.
What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows?
As stated earlier, one of the largest benefits of energy-efficient windows is their ability to save energy. This significantly reduces the amount that you have to pay for heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. This does not mean, however, that the amount of light coming into your home is sacrificed – energy-efficient windows are able to limit solar heat from coming into your home without the need for tinting. Finally, the same coating on the windows that helps keep hot and cold air out of your home also reduces the amount of UV rays coming in. This reduces fading on couches, carpets and artwork in your home.
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Mastic 3000, 4000, 5000 Series Replacement Windows

• Energy Tax Credit meets or exceeds .30 U-factor.
• The 4000 and 5000 Series Replacement Windows have up to $1500 maximum credit for windows for all taxable years.
• The purchase must be made during the taxable year for which the credit is claimed.
• NAHB Green Approved – must comply with specific criteria.

NT Windows
• Exclusive dealers for Cardinal Low E 366 glass.
• The glass is able to block up to 95% of ultraviolet rays and still allow 70% of natural light into the home.
• The vinyl frame allows more glass and less frame!
Don Young Windows

• Don Young Windows offer Climaguard 5527 Guardian Low E glass.
• The glass blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet rays and help prevents glare.

Simonton Windows

How does it lower energy costs?
It reduces the heat loss during the winter months and maintains air-conditioned air throughout the summer.
*We sell NT Windows, VistaMark Windows and Don Young Windows regularly. Simonton windows are offered on a limited basis. Please call for more information about our stock.
Helpful Information
• Houses built before 1990 lose heat and cold air infiltration.
• They were made with aluminum frames; however, vinyl frames are 10 times more energy efficient.
• Texas Low E coats have a higher quality today than in 2003 because technology is more advanced.
• The advance coating provides a shade to the glass, which helps prevent ultraviolet rays from entering the house. This reduces the amount of heat entering the house.
• Silver oxide is a fine silver over the glass that reflects the ultraviolet rays.

When you are ready to make the switch to energy-efficient windows, contact Allstate Siding & Windows in Houston, TX! Our window experts will help you every step of the way, from choosing the right fit for your home, to completing the entire window installation process.
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