What Extras Do You Want In Replacement Windows?


Newcastle, CA replacement windows come with certain things as a standard today. You’ll get double pane glass, for example. And there have been so many technological advancements in the window industry that whatever you get will likely be much more efficient than what you had before. However, there are also things you can choose to add to standard windows that will enhance their energy efficiency, performance, and even appearance. What would you like to add? Here are some options to consider:

An Extra Pane Of Glass
Your replacement windows will come with double pane glass but you can upgrade to triple pane glass if you choose. An extra layer of glass will give you that much more insulation between your home and the outdoor elements. Not only the glass, but the space between the glass will insulate your home further. The extra pane costs more, of course, but you will save more on energy bills as well so you’ll have to weigh those options with care.

Inert Gas Fillings
Whether you go with standard double pane or triple pane glass, there are going to be spaces between the panes of glass to fill. Usually that space will be filled with air but there are inert gases that are denser than air and can act as even better insulators. Most homeowners go with argon gas since it is the least expensive inert gas. The invisible, harmless gas makes it even harder for air to travel through the windows glass in either direction. The other option is krypton gas. While it is more expensive since it is not as readily available as argon gas, it is also an even better insulator and can help you reduce energy costs even further. Again, you will have to weigh the extra costs with the amount you could save and see if it’s worth it for you.

Low-E Coatings
This addition is one of the favorites among homeowners since it brings versatile benefits to a home. This coating is an invisible metallic that acts just like metallics do. The coating reflects things, especially heat. That makes it a great addition any season of the year. It reflects heat back outside in the summer and keeps it in by reflecting it back into the house in the winter. This is one great energy efficiency benefit. However, this addition is also good for blocking UV rays. The suns harmful rays can really do a number on flooring, furniture, fabrics and more. Things fade, and look worn well before their time. When that happens, you have to replace things faster. With this coating on your replacement windows, you won’t have to do that any longer. You get the natural light you want without the damaging UV rays and heat. Again, this addition costs more but can save you a lot down the road.

Which of these added options would work well for your home? You may not know right away and that’s okay too. Contact California Craftsman at (530) 887-1857 to ask questions about the additions. We want your Newcastle, CA replacement windows to be everything you want for your home and we’re committed to working for your total satisfaction. It can help to visit our showroom at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 so you can see window options in person. Most of these additions aren’t seen, but they certainly can be felt both in your home and on your bills.