Updated: Jun 7
Energy efficiency requires different technologies in hot, cold or moderate climates. The location of your home and the climate conditions should influence the windows you buy.
Do you live in a warmer climate? In these cases, warmer climates typically can cause windows to absorb a lot of heat which means you have to crank your AC up. In this case, you want to make sure your windows have Low-E glass. Low-E glass reflects heat which means less heat will enter your home from the windows. That way, Low-E glass helps to cool your home and reduces your energy bills overall. Learn more about Low-E Glass.
In terms of window types, it’s best to go for windows that can be wide open and allow for maximum ventilation. Casement windows or double-hung windows are recommended in this case.
If your home is in a colder area, you should make sure you have double or triple-pane windows. Double-pane windows, also known as dual-pane windows or double-glazed windows, have two panes of glass, many with insulating argon gas between the panes. The additional layer of glass with an insulating gap in between is good for moderate climates.
Triple-pane windows, also referred to as triple-glazed windows, have three panes of glass. Like double-pane windows, there is a gap between panes that can house an insulating gas. The increased insulating air space of triple-pane glass not only withstands extreme climates but also delivers even better energy efficiency and noise reduction. If you are living in urban cities like New York, Washington DC, etc. with lots of traffic, this feature could significantly help you reduce outside noises and enjoy quieter environment.
Another thing to consider is the type of window frames. There are a variety of window frames including wood, vinyl, fiberglass, or composite frames. These options do a great job of keeping heat in. Vinyl windows are a great option for areas with harsh weather. Vinyl is meant to last a long time and is also resistant to corrosion and rust.
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If you live in an area with above average rainfall or the occasional hurricane, you want to make sure these windows are water resistant. vinyl or fiberglass windows are recommended since all parts of vinyl or fiberglass windows are water-resistant. Also, windows must be sealed tight enough and can keep the moisture out of your home. In this case, you want to check whether your window have warm edge space bar, the barrier between the panes of glasses. If you have a high-performance spacer, it provides a moisture barrier that prevents condensation. Learn more about a warm edge spacer bar.
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WHO WE ARE
OneSource is a leader in supplying and installing high-quality replacement products for condominiums. As a company dedicated to providing high-quality products and installation experience, our highly-trained team will ensure a seamless installation process from start to finish.
As a company that specializes in condominiums, One Source understands the unique needs that each building needs. We work directly with condominium boards and homeowners to guarantee our products meet building specifications, and match aesthetic sightlines. We will help you determine the best products suited for your building requirements and budget.
All our products come with a high-performance glass package suited to high-rise buildings. Each product is engineered specifically to your building’s requirements and matches existing sightlines and configurations. Unlike vinyl windows that are commonly used in residential homes, our aluminum windows are equipped with thermal break technology which greatly reduces the surface conductivity, in turn making your unit warmer, safer, and quieter.
Our installation and replacement services include a full cleaning of the interior and exterior glass panels (on operable windows). Our technician will also completely clean your windows seal and confirm that the drainage system is free of dirt and debris.
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