Green or energy efficient homes offer many benefits to homeowners, including energy savings and quality that will stand up for years, not to mention the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing your part to protect the environment. As trusted Flower Mound green home builders, we want homeowners to understand the “green” benefits of vinyl windows, a type used by many builders of custom or green homes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Why are vinyl windows a top choice of builders, and what makes them so effective? They’re great for insulating your home, keeping out hot or cold air depending on the season. Vinyl windows are also extremely efficient when it comes to blocking out solar heat, an important factor during the hot, humid summer season in Dallas.
Here are a few facts you may find interesting about vinyl windows:
Naturally, the window itself is not made of vinyl, but the frame is. A plastic derived from oil, the vinyl used in manufacturing windows is designed to resist warping. Although vinyl is recyclable, virgin vinyl is typically used in the manufacturing of the windows because it costs less than recycled materials.
Dual glazing is one element of vinyl windows that make them so energy efficient. Dual or “double” glazing is simply a process in which two panes of glass are used in the window, with a space between that contains air. This helps form a layer of insulation so that you experience less heat loss than with single pane windows. Most people don’t realize it, but single pane windows account for about 60% of the heat loss in your home!
As green home builders in Flower Mound, we offer countless ways to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, whether it’s vinyl windows, floors and countertops made of recycled materials, tankless water heaters or other “green” initiatives.
For more than thirty years Bud Bartley Homes has gone above and beyond customers’ building expectations in terms of beauty, quality and cost. Let us build your Flower Mound custom or green home, where fond memories are sure to be made.