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Your Guide To Energy Efficient Windows

In the news recently, there has been lots of talk about rising energy bills. The cost of living is rising too, which is why it's important for homeowners to be a little more prudent and consider long-term energy saving strategies to counteract the rising costs.


The windows in your home can impact your property value, energy consumption and general utility bills. It is always advisable to replace any single pane windows with energy efficient alternatives; if you’re interested in learning more about energy efficient windows, continue reading.


Everything you need to know about energy efficient windows


  1. Understanding how energy efficiency is measured - high efficiency windows are categorised into five different ratings: U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, visible transmittance, condensation resistance and lastly, air leakage.

  2. How energy efficient windows are made - it is a combination of parts, including frame/ sash materials, spacers and the glass itself. Frames and sash: aluminium, wood, fiberglass, vinyl (very popular and can provide an excellent solution to high-efficiency and low-maintenance window framing)


What type of window is the most energy efficient?


  • Casement & awning: this window has an elegant style and design, whilst also providing protection against high winds, with options for customisation on the ventilation.They’re easy to clean and difficult to damage but they do require regular maintenance on the seals and hinges.

  • Tilt & turn: an extremely popular European choice; it offers a combination of clean lines and minimal hardware. It also features three very functional and different positions (downard to lock, horizontal to swing, upwards to tilt).

  • Single/ double hung & slider: of the three listed here, this one is the most versatile and economical. The primary focus of this style is on energy conservation with modern updates.


For PROPER window installation - Contact BAS

The most important element of energy efficiency in your windows is ensuring that they are installed correctly. Without proper installation, it can run the risk of air leaks, water damage, leading to expensive utility bills and more!


At Birmingham Aluminium Systems, we pride ourselves on providing full window supply, fit and installation services across Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield & Solihull. If you’re interested in changing your home with highly efficient windows, contact our helpful team at BAS today, we’d be happy to help.


Fill out our online enquiry form, or call our windows experts on +44 (0) 121 726 3201 and get a free quote.


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