The Best Window Types To Keep Your House Cool This Summer

By: Architectural Visions

With over 150,000 energy-efficient options, Marvin windows and doors are the high quality, energy efficient window of choice. Because they are made to order, you can dial in just the right combination of these options for the Atlanta climate.

Because Marvin is engineered and crafted to high standards, windows such as their Ultimate Casement are known for their low air infiltration. This means there is a minimal seepage of air between the inside and the outside to keep in the heat or the cold you are paying to maintain, depending on the season. It also ensures comfort, such as cool rooms, even on the hottest days.

Where windows used to have one layer of glass, having two or three is now the leading technology. Multiple layers of glass are known as insulating glass. Very often in between the layers, special gases such as argon and krypton are used to minimize the amount of temperature difference your windows will have between the indoors and outdoors.

On Atlanta’s hottest days, keeping the heat out means reflecting the sun’s solar radiation. Not only will it keep your house cool, but lower the air conditioning bill and minimize your home’s carbon footprint. Two options, LoĒ²-272® and LoĒ³-366® help fight the heating effect the summer sun can have, to improved windows’ energy performance. Of the two, LoĒ³-366 is ideal for very large expanses of glass and for the hottest, most sun-baked sides of your home.

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