If you have old windows, possibly even with single pane glass, any replacement windows in Mt Prospect, IL you choose will be better than what you have now. But if you want nothing but the best—the best of the best, in fact, you may want certain upgrades and add-ons to get the absolute most from the project. Here are a few things you might want to add to your standard windows:
Triple Pane Glass
The first thing you might want to consider is adding another layer of glass to your windows. Double pane glass comes standard in new windows, but if you upgrade to triple pane glass, you’ll be better off efficiency-wise. You’ll see that much bigger of a difference in comfort and efficiency and you’ll have even lower bills.
Inert Gas Fillings
Air is a good insulator and is standard between glass panes on a window. If you decide to upgrade, you could get inert gas fillings, like Argon or Krypton gas, to insulate your home even more. These gases are harmless, but denser than air and stop the flow of air through your glass. Argon gas is the least expensive and the most readily available. Krypton costs more and is harder to find, but also the best insulator.
This invisible metallic coating may not look like much (in fact, you can’t see it at all), but it sure does do a lot. When you get the glass coated with low-emissivity, your home is able to reflect heat in any season, which can help with efficiency throughout the year. In the summer, it reflects the heat of the sun back outside (while allowing in natural light) and in the winter, it reflects the heat inside back in. That helps efficiency all year long! Low-E coatings also block out the UV rays from the sun, which can fade items in your home. You don’t have to replace things as often without that damage.
Standard locks on new windows are very good with technological advancements of their own. But you can still upgrade your security and peace of mind with a second lock or an elevated lock that works even better than what comes standard on the windows.
These are just a few of the upgrades and add-ons you can get with new windows. Anything is going to be more efficient and better-looking than really old, worn down windows. But if you want the best of the best, consider these enhancements on replacement windows in Mt Prospect, IL. To start looking into those options, and plenty of others, contact the professionals at Scientific Home Services Ltd. We don’t want you to waste money on enhancements you don’t really need. Give us a call at (847) 752-0370 and we’ll set up a free consultation. We’ll take a look at your home and give you honest advice about the add-ons that will make the biggest difference for you. Visit us in person to look over options at 5639 W Howard St Niles, IL 60714.