There is more than one reason for replacing your old windows. Most everyone knows that double and triple pane glazing improves energy-efficiency and saves money on heating and cooling.
But many people don’t know about the energy-saving contribution of window frames. Hesperia residents who upgrade to new window frames save even more on their energy bills because window frames play an important part in the overall energy efficiency of a window.
How New Window Frames Save Money in Hesperia
Window frames are manufactured from a variety of different materials, including wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl. Each of these materials has a different R-value – the measure of how well the material resists transferring energy. Wood window frames have the highest R-value of all materials.
Beyond the type of material the window frame is made from, there are other manufacturing techniques which improve window frame R-value for buildings in Hesperia.
This is because lower-quality window frames have weather-stripping which shrinks and cracks when temperatures drop, or, which sags in the high temperatures common in Hesperia in summer. This allows drafts of hot or cold air to enter around the edges of the window, making heating and cooling costs go up.
In addition, some window frames are built with a layer of a cladding of a different material than the frame itself. This cladding adds another level of insulation to the entire window, making it even more energy efficient.
There are also special coatings which can be applied to the surface of the glass for extra insulation and for reducing glare.
If the window frames in your Hesperia home or business are old or damaged, maybe it’s time to replace them with new ones installed by Vern’s Glass in Victorville.