1. Energy loss through windows accounts for 30% of heating and cooling use. Krypton and argon gases sealed between panes of glass and new low-E coatings that reflect heat, reduce the energy wasted through windows and offset rising energy costs.
2. Capture natural light to extend daylight and reduce use of lighting fixtures.
With its new Premium vinyl finishes these combine durability with style on vinyl windows. Engineered to resist warping, fading, and cracking, the finishes reflect sunlight, preventing heat build-up from ultraviolet, infrared, and visible light and expanding what colors are possible with vinyl frames. www.milgard.com
3. Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside to increase the apparent size of your rooms.
4. With property values still declining, an upgrade or remodel rather than buying a new dwelling is the right option. For older homes and windows you ensure higher quality with the durability you need for the long-term.
The Energy Star-qualified double-hung, casement, and stationary windows can be custom sized and are available in three interior wood species and in nine interior and 11 exterior colors. The window trim is made of Fibrex, a wood-vinyl composite, and comes in six profiles. The low-maintenance trim snaps on in minutes and never requires painting. www.andersenwindows.com/A-Series.