Type of Window Design
Sliding or hung windows are less costly than other window designs. However, when it comes to energy efficiency, crank style windows are the better choice, as we will discuss further below. Hung and sliding windows are equipped with weather stripping, which does not provide as much insulation as do other window designs, such as awning or casement windows.
Crank style windows, such as hopper, awning, or casement windows, are the best window design when it comes to energy efficiency. They are designed with a compression seal to ensure that they are both airtight and watertight. They open outward via a hinge, which makes them an outstanding source of fresh air and sunlight as well.
While they may cost a bit more than other window designs, crank style windows are the better choice in the long run, as they can drastically lower heating and cooling costs due to their superior installation properties.
Type of Window Glass
Windows with double or triple panes may cost a bit more than standard single pane windows. Keep in mind, though, that these windows can be filled with either krypton or argon gases and can also be designed with low-E, or low emissivity, coatings, which give them added insulation.
Double and triple pane windows can also contribute to lower energy bills, as they help keep your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer. In addition, they are less prone to frost and condensation than single pane windows.
Contact NorthTech Windows and Doors when the time to set your budget for window replacement cost comes. We offer a large selection of energy-efficient windows and doors.