Dramatic Windows and Doors Can Save Energy, Too
These soaring windows and wide double-doors are hallmarks of a home that knows the value of good architecture. Soaring vistas, both inside and out, create a great room that is more than a little awe-inspiring. But does that mean the marble floor is cold during the wintertime? Does it mean that the sun shining through those windows makes the house almost unbearable during the summertime? The answer is no, and the reason is the exceptional glazing on the windows. Glazed windows, also known as double-pane or triple-pane windows, are designed with high R-values, the greater the R-value, the lower the rate of heat transfer, which means your energy bills will be much lower. Large windows and doors like these, when properly installed by a professional, can provide exceptional protection against heat flow, UV rays, and other perils of Mother Nature. So don't think that big windows means big energy bills, you might be surprised!