When you think of an energy efficient home, what do you think of? Perhaps tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances, a high-efficiency HVAC system, etc. Today, Flower Mound custom home builders know that one factor that lends to the ‘green’ or environmentally friendly homes people are looking for today are vinyl windows. Many trusted green home builders know how crucial it is to install the right windows when you want your home to be as energy efficient as possible.
Here at Bud Bartley, we want those considering a custom-built green home to understand why vinyl windows are so effective.
Vinyl refers to the actual frame of the window, and is a form of plastic derived from oil. The type of plastic used is formulated so that it resists warping – and it is a material that’s recyclable. However, most vinyl windows are manufactured from virgin vinyl, which is not recyclable.
Compared to metal, which readily conducts heat (meaning your home will be hotter in summer months), vinyl and wood are superior options. Dual glazing is standard with the highest quality vinyl windows, which increases its energy efficiency. Both wood and vinyl are good insulators, and are effective for keeping cool air inside, and hot air outside when temperatures are warm. Vinyl windows are also great for keeping warm air inside and cold air outside during the winter season.
When building your Flower Mound custom home, keep in mind that today’s home builders have numerous options at their disposal for building homes that are not only architecturally beautiful, but energy efficient as well. As a leading home builder, Bud Bartley brings more than 30 years of experience to the table for clients, and utilizes the highest quality building supplies, resulting in homes that are meant to last for generations, and are cost effective.