As anyone who lives in or around Cleveland knows, winter months bring the worst weather of the year. The wind wails against your windows as the snow piles up in front of your door.
Homeowners all along Lake Erie and even further in (we all know how far that lake-effect reaches) often discover around this time of the year that their cozy warm home is experiencing some energy efficiency issues. While there’s not a lot we can do about the weather on the outside of your home, if you’re finding the cold air is sneaking through your windows, there might be a simple answer to your lake-effect weather woes: vinyl replacement windows. Vinyl windows have a lot of great benefits, but one of the greatest by far is their energy efficiency.
The Pella® 350 series vinyl windows are actually the most energy-efficient window that Pella offers7. These windows are 54% – 83% more energy efficient with triple-pane glass compared to single-pane windows11.
This is because they are made with InsulShield® Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass with argon. This is a scientific way of saying that we created a product that combines triple-pane glass with glass glazing and gasses in between the panes to block 86% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays and provide homeowners with protection from extreme temperatures.
In addition to the InsulShield glass, the frames of the 350 Series are comprised of up to 18 insulating chambers that help with heating and cooling. In fact, Pella 350 Series vinyl windows outperform the industry requirement for air infiltration by 50%. During installation, you can even opt for additional insulating foam to help increase energy performance.
Too many companies parade them as simply being the ‘cheap’ option. While vinyl options can be cost-efficient, it’s not due to their lack of quality if you’re purchasing from the right company. At Pella, our vinyl windows feature quality craftsmanship and are our most energy-efficient option.
Beyond energy efficiency, vinyl windows provide homeowners with a lot of design option. Our 350 Series vinyl windows come in five different styles including: awning, casement, double-hung, single-hung and sliding windows, all of which come with the option of adding a grille pattern of your choosing.
Cleveland homeowners are taking advantage of the great energy efficiency of vinyl replacement windows and modernizing their homes by replacing with black vinyl windows. In addition to black, the Pella 350 series also comes in nine other DuraColor™ exterior finishes.
Vinyl windows give you style options, energy efficiency and won’t break the bank. Cleveland homeowners who live on Lake Erie or who experience lake-effect weather are taking full advantage. If you’d like to learn more about how vinyl windows could improve the energy efficiency of your home, you can reach out to us by scheduling an appointment online, or stop by one of our showrooms located in Bedford Heights, Mentor, Westlake, Akron, Canfield and Columbus.