When selecting the ideal replacement windows for your home, the glass package should be one of the primary considerations. Windows are roughly 80% glass, which means the glass system you choose is crucial for energy efficiency, climate comfort, and year-round savings.
Understanding the Basics
Reducing energy loss is often a top reason for investing in replacement windows. This is where a high-performance, low-emissivity (Low-E) insulated glass package, like BarrierXP PriME, comes into play. It’s a game-changer for homeowners looking to enhance their energy savings.
BarrierXP PriME provides homeowners with multi-layered Low-E glass, argon gas, and an innovative Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System. Consider these benefits to determine if BarrierXP PriME is the right glass package for your Gentek windows:
- Exceptional Energy Efficiency: BarrierXP PriME is proven to be far more energy efficient than ordinary clear glass units, helping to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.
- U-Factor Matters: When comparing glass package performance, pay close attention to the U-Factor. The lower the U-Factor, the less energy you’ll need to heat your home. This factor is particularly crucial in colder climates where keeping the warmth inside is essential.
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): In warmer regions, the SHGC is a key metric to consider. The lower the SHGC, the more you’ll conserve on air-conditioning costs. This is particularly important for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment during hot summers.
Before choosing new windows, consult a professional to help you determine the best glass package to meet the ENERGY STAR requirements for your home and climate zone.