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Home Improvement Windows in Atlanta, Georgia & Beyond: Look for Energy Star Qualified Technologies

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Home Improvement Windows in Atlanta, Georgia & Beyond Why do homeowners in the Atlanta, Georgia area embark on home improvement projects? There are many answers to this question. Some homes need to be updated in their appearance, bringing them from the 1960s or 70s to today's elegant styles. Other homes need structural repair to make them safer and more functional. Many homeowners, inspired to "go green" and also hoping to lower their electric bills, focus their home improvement efforts on energy efficiency. If this is your mission, most experts agree that home improvement windows and doors are the key to saving energy in Atlanta homes.

To ensure that your home improvement windows will eventually pay for themselves in energy savings, look for Energy Star windows. Energy Star, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a program that sets energy efficiency standards for various products. These standards help people choose products that will save money and the environment. By choosing Energy Star qualified home improvement windows, homeowners in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area can take advantage of the latest energy efficiency technologies without sacrificing style or convenience.

Before you replace windows in Atlanta, Georgia, ask about the following upgrades that have helped manufacturers of home improvement windows meet Energy Star standards:

  1. Frames - The frames of vinyl windows are energy efficient because vinyl does not conduct heat and cold very well. Therefore, if it is hot outside, the vinyl frame will not feel as hot as an aluminum frame. Vinyl window frames can also be welded and molded to save even more energy.
  2. Multiple panes of glass - Your home improvement windows should have multiple panes of glass within the frames. Two or more panes of glass, with a space in between each pane, provide much better insulation against outdoor temperatures than a single sheet of glass.
  3. Intercept warm edge spacers - About half of all new home improvement windows utilize the Intercept warm edge spacer system. Warm edge spacers go along the perimeter of the window to insulate the edges of the window where the glass meets the frame.
  4. Argon gas fill - Argon gas is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic gas that can be inserted between multiple panes of glass in a window. Gas fills provide your home improvement windows with better insulation capabilities than regular air.
  5. Low E glass - This window glass has an invisible coating that resists heat and radiation from the sun, preventing the transfer of temperatures from outside to inside.

To find out more about home improvement windows in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area that are Energy Star approved, please contact Factory Direct Remodeling of Atlanta at our Kennesaw main offices. Our home improvement windows have helped homeowners throughout the southeast save energy and money, including the communities of Metro Atlanta, Marietta, McDonough, Duluth, Dunwoody, Smyrna, Gwinnett County, Conyers, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Peachtree City, Lawrenceville, Roswell, and beyond.

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