Milgard Energy Saving Options


The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling costs account for up to 48% of the energy use in the average American home. The main culprit for overly high energy costs is poor window insulation which leads to excess heat transfer and heavier HVAC use. And in regions of the country like Colorado where temperatures fluctuate greatly, high energy costs can be a serious issue for many families.

That’s why Milgard developed a solution to help families lower their monthly energy costs and improve the energy efficiency of their home. Milgard patio doors and windows are available in Denver in a variety of different saving options to help families save money and keep energy use low for their home all year round.

Energy Saving Components


Milgard windows and doors can be upgraded with the following energy saving components to help improve the energy efficiency of your home.

  • Dual & triple glazing: Triple glazing increase the efficiency of double and triple pane windows by adding an extra layer of insulation to the glass.
  • SunCoat & SunCoatMAX Low-E Coatings: SunCoat and SunCoat MAX use Low-E (or low emissivity) technology to control the amount of heat that is able to pass through the glass. These options make your home more energy efficient year round because they reject heat during the summer and reflect it back into the room during the winter. SunCoat is Low-E2 and SunCoatMAX is Low-E3.
  • 4th Surface: 4th Surface is a technology that allows double pane window to perform just as well as triple pane without adding the extra glass. It’s made of a Triple Oxide Coating that reflects heat back into your home and enhances the U-factor of your windows. One of the main benefits of opting for 4th Surface instead of triple panes is that triple pane windows tend to be more reflective. 4th Surface preserves views and improves window energy efficiency.
    Spacers: Spacers keep dual glass panes at exactly the right position to create the right amount of air space for optimal window energy efficiency.
  • Argon & Krypton gas-filled windows: Argon and Kyrpton gas provide a high level of thermal protection. When place between the glass panes of a window, argon and krypton gas boost window insulation and performance.
  • U-factor: U-factor is a term that’s used to describe how resistant glass is to heat transfer. Higher u-factors generally mean poorer insulating performance while a low u-factor is a good indicator of better energy efficiency.
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): SHGC is a measurement that indicates how well a building material rejects solar radiation. The lower the SHGC, the lower the amount of solar heat is that the window transmits.

Energy Efficient Replacement Windows for Denver Homes

 

To find out more about the energy saving options available for your replacement windows for your Denver home, please contact our office. We will be more than happy to provide you with additional information and speak to you about different energy saving options for your home.

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