Customers who know that we install windows and doors often ask us the benefits of “high efficiency” windows. The short answer is, they add to your home’s insulation!
There’s literal insulation–the fiberglass or paper material that gets installed in your crawlspace, attic, and/or behind your drywall–then there are other forms of insulation like weatherstripping on your windows and doors, door sweeps, curtains on your windows, blinds, and more.
The point of insulation is to prevent heat transfer. This means that in the summer, the heat stays outside, and in the winter it stays indoors–ideally! This all helps to increase your home’s R-value–that is, how well it can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property.
So, yes, your windows are one factor of your home that contributes to your home’s insulation, and installing high-efficiency windows will do your home a world of good! Read on to learn how.