Impact Windows Energy Efficiency

Google's Answer:

“Hurricane impact windows will make your home more energy efficient by giving more air and temperature insulation to your home. … This will help keep the home well insulated reducing the requirement for greater amounts of energy to keep the home’s temperature intact.”*

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Mister Window's Answer:

Impact windows are going to be significantly more energy efficient than older windows. Traditionally, at Mister Window, we are replacing or upgrading windows that are anywhere from 10 to 40 years old. We are typically taking out a single or double pane window and putting in an impact window.

The values that make an impact window more efficient are a combination of three things:

  1. The additional layers and overall density of the glass
  2. The coatings that are placed on the surface of the glass
  3. The gas that is within the air space of the window itself

For the sake of this answer, I’m going to keep those elements generic, because each manufacturer has different names associated with those applications. Overall, an impact window has four pieces of glass and a piece of laminate. When you put all of that together and make one unit, you are putting a true barrier in between the outside and inside of your home.

The other side of energy efficiency is moving away from what we traditionally take out of homes (older style aluminum window frames) and putting in a vinyl window frame or an aluminum frame that is thermally broken. Let’s break that down.

A vinyl window frame is a nonconductor of heat, meaning heat does not pass through. The vinyl does not heat to a temperature where the heat would radiate off the frame itself. In laymen’s terms, if the outside is hot, the inside of the frame will be cool. If you touch your metal aluminum windows in the middle of the day, they will be very hot. The vinyl product will be the same temperature as the inside of your home.

We also have the ability to install thermally broken aluminum frames. With these types of frames, there is both an inside and outside piece of the frame as well as a piece of composite in between that act as a washer from the outside to the inside. The outside aluminum will heat up, but that heat will not be radiated to the inside of the frame because of a consistent, composite barrier that the two sides are fastened through. 

Approximately 90% of people in the Greater Tampa Bay or Sarasota areas go with a vinyl product because it is less expensive. Thermally broken aluminum is by far the most expensive, high-end product on the market. It should also be noted that most aluminum products are not thermally broken. If you get an aluminum product from a big-name vendor and the price is not significantly higher than the vinyl, it is a solid aluminum frame, and you will miss out on a significant amount of energy efficiency. You will still get lots of heat radiation through the frame.

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Going with a vinyl product with an energy efficient, low-e coating and argon gas air fill will result in huge savings on your energy efficiency, especially if you have a ton of windows. If you have less windows, you will see a smaller margin of savings, but you will still be more energy efficient than you would with alternate options. Your savings will also correlate with how often the sun pounds on your windows.

We had one customer at Mister Window say that they felt like their house was actually sealed off for the first time after we installed new impact windows and doors. I asked her what she meant, and she went on to tell us how much cooler the area was. They couldn’t previously use a breakfast nook in their home before the upgrade because of the direction their home faced. After the replacement, they’ve eaten breakfast there every single day. They no longer feel the heat pounding on them and have a much more comfortable space. We gave them additional square footage in their home that they did not have prior to having the energy efficient impact windows.

 It may be the right time for you to replace your windows and doors, but how do you know? And how do you choose the best option for your home?

Selecting the right replacement windows or doors can be challenging. Many people find themselves chasing down estimates or sifting through product catalogs when they should be enjoying the benefits of new doors and windows, such as maximum energy efficiency.

Replacing windows and doors can be much easier. You can eliminate much of the stress of repairs and replacements with five key components that we deliver: a free home consultation, a highly detailed proposal on what to expect, final measurements and order to the manufacturer, a seamless installation that’s always on schedule, and a follow-up visit to make sure everything is completed to your satisfaction. 

When you work with Mister Window, you can always expect a knowledgeable team that delivers custom options and quality communication through the entire replacement and installation process, as we’ve been doing since we opened our doors in 1977.

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We will not close out your installation job until you are 100% satisfied with the entire process, including the aesthetic of your windows and/or doors. We also offer a Lifetime Warranty to every homeowner we do installation work for. So, never worry about paying out of pocket again for any repairs you need on the windows or doors we installed. This warranty lasts forever.

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Our 'Satisfaction-Guaranteed' Promise

We will not close out your installation job until you are 100% satisfied with the entire process, including the aesthetic of your windows and/or doors. We also offer a Lifetime Warranty to every homeowner we do installation work for. So, never worry about paying out of pocket again for any repairs you need on the windows or doors we installed. This warranty lasts forever.

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Why Partner With Mister Window To Install Your Impact Windows?

Top-Rated Product Offerings On The Market

We've made it our mission to offer not only the market's toughest products, but also the most aesthetically pleasing to give your home an instant increase in value.

Free 'No Obligation' Estimates

We'll send you tech out to take exact measurements, then give you an estimation you can take to the bank. No Charge. Pressure. No string attached! We just give you the facts, allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.

Industry-Leading Installation Process

We make getting your windows installed feel like a family reunion. And, to guarantee your satisfaction, we won't close out the job out until you are 100% satisfied with every stage of the process.

Lifetime Warranty On Everthing We Touch

We stand 100% behind all of work. To put our money where our mouth is we provide a lifetime warranty on everything we install. So, any repairs needed in the future costs you $0 out of pocket.

Award-Winning Customer Service

Customer service is at the core of everything we do. If we don't knock your socks off from start to finish, we have failed our mission. And, we don't fail missions. We have the awards to prove it!

Flexible Financing Available

We want to remove any obstacles that may hinder you from getting the needed protection and upgrades for your home. We have a variety of financing plans that are designed specifically to fit your budget.

How The Installation Process Works

1) Free home consultation

Our specialists will meet you at your home so we can understand what’s important to you and share options to get there. We'll take measurements and gather all the information needed to give you an accurate quote on your replacement windows.

2) Detailed proposal

Mister Window will provide a detailed proposal outlining what you can expect and the replacement windows and doors selected for each opening. We will work with you to finalize your selections and make sure the solution proposed meets all your needs.

3) Measure and order

The installation team will take final measurements to ensure that your windows and doors fit just right. We will then submit your order to the manufacturer. Replacement windows are made to order and typically take two to eight weeks to be shipped.

4) On-schedule installation

When your windows are ready, we will call to schedule installation. Expect a courteous team to complete the work at the time scheduled. We will walk through the finished product and quickly come back out to fix any issues that come up after installation.

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"I can’t say enough good things about this company. From the salesman to the schedulers to the installers, they didn’t skip a beat! 6 hurricane windows installed, very professionally, in 5 hours!"
Jean Nieto
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Best job I’ve had done here in Florida. Everyone from the office staff, the salesman and installers were top notch. Very knowledgeable about their product, very professional, clean and polite. I would highly recommend this company for any window installation! My salesman was Hunter; the installation crew was Will, Asher, Josh and John!"
Karen Cirillo
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Spectacular customer service. This company did good work on my new windows and doors and stood behind their product. I can’t thank them enough for this. I would highly recommend this company. It’s local, in business 40+ years, fair pricing and again, excellent customer service. Thank you Mister Window. Linda Little"
Linda Yesko Little
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"This is a great company! I was impressed from the first phone call asking to get a quote, all the way to making the final payment. Everyone was personable, on-time, did careful high quality work that was completed with efficiency, they cleaned up any construction mess, and literally perfected everything."
Katy Betz
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"Just had 13 windows replaced a week ago & already we've noticed a difference in the temperate of the house being cooler. We had nasty 15-year-old single pane windows & went with the Shwinco impact windows. We are very happy with the look of the new windows, the installation guys were amazing - considerate of our belongings & time, very polite, showed up when they said they would & cleaned up after they were done. Everyone that we dealt with in person, over the phone or via email made it a pleasant experience & they all did a great job!"
Sharon S.
Florida Homeowner
5/5
"We had 3 impact windows installed by Mr. Window. From the initial contact with Kalvin to the installation with Richard, Josh and the rest of the team to the final trim work by Shane (who also washed all the windows inside and out!), the experience was fantastic!!! They were always on time, very friendly, professional and extremely considerate of your home. You could not even tell any work was done as they totally cleaned up after themselves. We highly recommend Mister Window for all your window needs!!!"
Roxanne Hulsbrink
Florida Homeowner
5/5

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We will not close out your installation job until you are 100% satisfied with the entire process, including the aesthetic of your windows and/or doors. We also offer a Lifetime Warranty to every homeowner we do installation work for. So, never worry about paying out of pocket again for any repairs you need on the windows or doors we installed. This warranty lasts forever.

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Our 'Satisfaction-Guaranteed' Promise

We will not close out your installation job until you are 100% satisfied with the entire process, including the aesthetic of your windows and/or doors. We also offer a Lifetime Warranty to every homeowner we do installation work for. So, never worry about paying out of pocket again for any repairs you need on the windows or doors we installed. This warranty lasts forever.

*We hate spam. We will only use your information for purposes aligned with serving you the best windows and/or door installation. Your information is safe with us.

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