How To Buy Windows For Your Home In Buffalo Cold Winters, Wild Claims
Homeowners from the Buffalo area know that they want to buy windows from a local company whose representatives are experts on how to select windows for our unique Western New York climate. But along with our cold winters, and occasional wild weather like thundersnow, comes some equally wild claims about the energy efficiency of windows – especially regarding how long it takes windows to pay for themselves. Your Precision Windows sales representative will help you cut through the sometimes misleading hype to help you select the right windows for your home so that you not only accelerate your payback period – but accentuate the style of your home – and enjoy the energy-efficiency, cost-savings, and beauty of your Precision Windows for years to come.
Precision Windows is a locally owned and operated company committed to delivering 100% customer satisfaction by providing reliable and professional window sales and installation at a time that is convenient for you.
Our representatives will take the time to guide and educate you on how to select the right window, with the right style, at the right price, for your home.
If you choose to use our window installers, you will have the confidence of knowing that Precision focuses on quality installations and that we use only the most experienced installers and staff in the industry. Our customers enjoy the piece of mind of knowing that Precision installers are trained to not only install and insulate your windows to ensure maximum energy efficiency, but to provide an immaculate clean-up. And, of course, all Precision installers are drug and background screened.
About Our Windows
Whether you are looking for replacement or new construction windows, Precision Windows offer some of the best-valued vinyl windows on the market. Lower your heating and air-conditioning bills with energy-efficient Precision vinyl windows and finally enjoy windows that are attractive, secure, easy-to-clean, easy-to-maintain and that add curb appeal and value to your home.
Whether your home’s style is Contemporary or Traditional, Precision offers options to enhance your home’s beauty from decorative grids to painted exterior custom colors.
All Precision vinyl windows have a sturdy construction with fully welded frames and sashes. Precision windows come with soft-coat Low-E and Argon filled insulated glass; various upgrades are available to increase energy efficiency such as triple-glazed insulated glass units. Our guarantee covers lifetime seal and glass breakage.
Terms To Know
Low-E coating is a transparent coating which reflects the heat to insulate and make the glass more energy efficient. In colder climates like Buffalo, it is applied to the inside glass so that the heat stays in.
Insulated glass refers to the sealed space between two panes of glass that is filled with air or another gas such as Argon gas.
Argon gas has better insulating qualities than air and it comes standard with all Precision windows.
Triple pane windows, when combined with Low-E coated and Argon-filled glass, are the top tier of energy-efficient windows for cold and mixed climates.
Insulated Windows By the numbers
Don’t fall for the hype. Standard insulated windows is not going to save your tons of money. They also aren’t going to pay themselves off in 5 years. Anyone who is telling you this is lying. Standard windows boast an R-Value of about R-2 on average where as a triple pane window would have an average R-Value of R-5. R-Value is formula used for describing heat flow reduction. Unfortunately R value is scaled on the law of diminishing returns. A window with an R-Value of R-2 will have a heat flow reduction of around 50% while a window with an R-value of 5 will have a heat flow reduction of around 80%. As you can see in the table below the difference between R-2 and R-5 is much greater than the difference between R-12 and R20.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Low-E coating alone enough to recoup the cost of my windows in a year or two?
Q: Then what really matters if I want to reduce my window’s energy loss?
A: Insulation matters - and windows are a weak point in most homes’ insulation. To reduce the energy loss in a home significantly:
- Install and insulate windows properly.
- Select the combination of a Precision Triple pane window with Argon gas and Low-E coating. As energy costs rise, Triple pane windows insulated with Argon gas and Low-E coating will provide an increased return on investment over time.
- Your Precision representative will be happy to review the Precision Triple pane windows and options with you.
Q: How long does it take for a Triple pane window with Argon gas and Low-E to pay for itself?
Q: Are Triple pane windows going to cost a lot?
Q: What Is Important?