Energy Efficient Windows Ames IA

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Bowers Construction
(515) 292-5669
3123 West St
Ames, IA
 
All Seasons Contracting Svcs
(515) 233-8508
407 Freel Dr
Ames, IA
 
Coy Builders
(515) 233-5097
1420 24th St
Ames, IA
 
Artisan Plumbing
(515) 232-1800
5396 Arrasmith Trl
Ames, IA
 
Huffman Construction
(515) 232-4550
130 Sondrol Ave
Ames, IA
 
Geisinger Construction Inc
(515) 232-8951
201 Washington Ave
Ames, IA
 
Dan Gorman Construction Inc
(515) 292-0508
5421 Maryland St
Ames, IA
 
Lasco Construction Services
(515) 292-3577
2229 229th Pl Ste C
Ames, IA
 
Atr Siding & Seamless Gutters
(515) 432-4422
1410 Summit Ave
Ames, IA
 
Friedrich Construction
(515) 663-9988
619 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 

Eco-Friendly Home Guide: Part 5 - Windows

Windows are a very critical part of any home, and one of the first topics that people think of when they think about remodeling to be more eco-friendly or to lower their energy costs. If your home already has good, solid windows in it, keeping them maintained and in good working order is fairly simple. Of course, if you’re looking for a new window solution to help you be more environmentally friendly and save money on energy costs, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the most popular types of windows and their various benefits based on your needs:

Wood: Wooden windows are easily the most insulated windows that you can buy, but they’re a lot of work to take care of. Wood-framed windows have a high potential for rotting and can be a lot of trouble. Of course, if you live in a dry climate or use a solid, durable wood type, you should have no trouble getting windows that will last a long time, even though they might require you to perform more maintenance than usual.

Vinyl: These windows are very inexpensive, but that doesn’t always make them an ideal solution. Vinyl windows can be well-constructed, but the process of making them is typically less than environmentally friendly. They are solid, stable windows and can easily reduce air leakage and maintenance if they are properly installed. Some are cheaply made, so watch out for which windows you choose.

Aluminum: Aluminum isn’t really a good window choice for many. They are practical in rainy climates and meet coastal building codes because they are strong, but they aren’t that great for heat loss reduction or heat transfer savings. When purchased properly, installed well, and properly insulated, these windows can be an eco-friendly option, though.

Wood-clad or composite: Composite and wood-clad windows give people the best of both worlds in their windows. You get the energy efficiency along with the low maintenance that so many people are looking for. In ...

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