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Window replacement is an ideal way to increase a home’s value, add curb appeal and be more energy efficient; Here are six new technologies for homeowners to consider when researching options
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Many homeowners interested in window replacement do so to make their home more energy efficient, to add curb appeal and to increase their home value. There are many new technologies that have made windows more energy efficient and better quality. Here are six new technologies to look for when interested in window replacement.
1. Low-emissivity (low-E) glass keeps heat inside a home in the winter and out of the home in the summer. This is due to the thin metallic coating that reflects heat back to its source. The low-E coating blocks UV rays but allows 95% of the natural light to enter. This further reduces energy costs.
2. Rather than expensive window treatments, homeowners can choose special glass that creates privacy. These include frosted or bubble glass and glass blocks, which capture light but limit visibility. These are ideal for ground level bathrooms.
3. Casements and awning units that feature fold-down handles provide enough room for blinds, shades and window treatments. These eliminate the need for window cracks that interfere with treatments.
4. Homeowners can choose suspended particle device technology that can be added to existing windows or a new window replacement. These have a dimmer switch on tinted glass panes that regulate light coming into the house.
5. There are coatings that can be professionally applied that cut glare, save on energy costs and block harmful UV rays that can make flooring, fabric and windows fade.
6. There are now dual-action coatings that can be added to existing and new window pane replacements to keep windows cleaner. This coating breaks down organic matter that collects on the glass to allow in more light.
WindowReplacement.net connects people looking to replace their existing windows with the professionals who can get the job done right. To learn more about the benefits of window replacement and to get free window replacement quotes from local contractors, visit the website today!