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Reduce your environmental impact by windows replacement.


Basic sheet or ‘float glass’ manufacturing requires furnace temperatures of up to 1500°C and is thus a highly energy intensive process. Large quantities of raw materials – including silica, soda, magnesium and calcium are required and the process used for smelting them results in carbon dioxide and other gaseous emissions. Environmentally responsible glass manufacturers, in association with Glass for Europe, are applying new best practices and technologies to reduce their environmental impact.

Using recycled glass, or ‘cullet’, in the basic float glass making process reduces both raw materials needed and energy consumption. The added environmental benefits of using cullet in manufacturing means that energy consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced – and that less used glass is sent to landfill sites.

If you have been thinking about installing replacement windows in your humble abode as a frugal way to invest in the value of your home, you’re on the right track. In fact, window replacement is one of the best investments you can make in your home, whether you are planning to sell or just want to improve the comfort factor for your own family. Factor in the energy savings window replacements can afford, and you will wonder why you didn’t install replacement windows sooner!

Residential replacement windows have long been a favorite improvement project among homeowners. And for good reason. Many older homes have windows that have outlasted their useful life. The old windows may let in drafts and damaging ultraviolet rays which destroy furniture and carpets. In recent years, new home builders have used increasingly less expensive products. Homeowners are finding that the windows in a new home can need to be replaced in as little as five years with for instance double glazing window.

One of the most critical benefits of window replacement is that new windows can improve the energy efficiency of the home. This means that the costs of heating and cooling the home go down via double glazing window. In addition, replacement windows can be a real boon for the environment by saving energy. Energy savings is good for both the local environment and the global environment.

To find the best windows for your window replacement project, contact a window replacement contractor in your area to find the replacement windows that fit your needs.

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