Windows are an important aspect of any home, not only for enhancing the natural light in your residence, but to also enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. However, just as with other aspects of your home, windows are also prone to succumb to wear and tear. The older they become, the less efficient they become at keeping your home properly insulated. If you find that you are due for repairing windows in your home, it may be best to opt for energy-efficient windows. Not only can these windows offers you cost savings when it comes to energy consumption in your home, but they are also less prone to condensation, air leaks and more. Here are some of the different types of energy-efficient windows you could choose when engaging in window repairs.
Fixed-pane energy-efficient windows
If you are looking for a permanent solution to energy loss in your home, then fixed-pane windows would be your best bet. These types of windows tend to be sealed shut. Since they cannot open and the edges have been permanently sealed, you do not have to worry about any air infiltration in your home. Additionally, they come with different numbers of layers of glazing to enhance the energy efficiency of your home. Lastly, since the windows are fixed, they are much easier to clean, as they remain immobile. These types of windows are best suited to rooms that do not require ventilation from the outdoors, such as the attic of your home.
Casement energy-efficient windows
These types of windows have a hinge on their side. Hence, they open and close by being cranked on either the right or the left. Although casement windows can be installed in any room in your home, they are better suited to areas such as near countertops or sinks where you do not need much mobility when opening and shutting them. This makes them a great option for kitchens or bathrooms.
Awning energy-efficient windows
These types of energy-efficient windows look similar to conventional casement windows. The main difference between the two is that awning windows will have their hinges mounted on their top rather on their side. As such, they will open by lifting up and down rather than moving from side to side. Awning windows are an energy-efficient option as they are installed with weather-tight seals. These ensure that your home is insulated during the cold winter months and will not compromise on your home's ventilation when the warmer summer months roll around.