Why Northern Homes Should Have Energy-Efficient Windows
If you live in a northern region and you don’t have energy-efficient windows on your home, you’re probably losing a lot of heat during the cold winter months. And rather than bumping up the thermostat again and again to keep warm—which ultimately results in higher energy bills—you might be better off investing in new windows for your home.
While some regions of the country have more moderate climates which allow homeowners to keep their windows open for much of the year, in many parts of the north, there are only a few weeks in the spring and fall when you can throw open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. It’s no secret that the northern states—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, and New York State to name a few—see more than their fair share of snow and frigid temperatures every winter. But despite how cold it often gets in these northern states, the summers can also be unbearably hot. What this means is that even in the summer you’re relying heavily on your windows to maintain a consistent interior temperature and keep you from sweating bullets.
Look for These Features
Energy-efficient windows are built with specialized features such as low-E glass, insulated frames, and gas fills, which all help to reduce heat transfer. While many of the replacement windows made nowadays include some combination of these features, if you want true energy efficiency, it’s important to invest in windows that have all of them. Look for the ENERGY STAR® certification and a low U-value—ideally less than 0.3—as indicators that the windows are built to perform well on northern homes.
Sunrise Windows Are Made for Harsh Climates
When you choose Sunrise windows for your home, you’ve taken an important step toward ensuring that your new windows will meet all of your expectations. We’ve become one of the top names in the industry by listening to our customers and developing products that exceed their expectations. Our windows are ENERGY STAR certified and come with insulated frames, stainless steel spacers, and multi-pane glass with low-E coatings and gas fills between the panes. All of these features work together to ensure that your HVAC system won’t have to work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
Our windows are also exceptionally durable. They come with sturdy vinyl frames—available in several different colors and finishes—that resist fire and water damage and won’t crack, peel, warp, or blister, so your windows will stay looking like new, year after year. You can customize your windows through a variety of options, including:
- Ornamental internal grids that simulate divided lites
- Decorative art glass that adds an artistic flair
- Internal SunBlinds® to help block out the light
- Simulated rails that can give a casement window the classic look of a double-hung window
- A variety of hardware finishes, including antique brass, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze
Get Started Today
To learn more about having energy-efficient windows installed on your home, click here to locate the nearest Sunrise Windows dealer in your area. We’ll be happy to tell you all about the replacement windows we offer and help you choose an option that is specifically built for northern homes.