Hawaii is a bit different then, say, New York in both landscape and temperature range. If you want replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI, you will have different requirements that a homeowner in New York, or really, any other state. How can you find the efficiency you need in this unique area of the country? Here are a few ideas to help you get just what you want for your project:
Idea 1: Watch For The Energy Star Labels
One of your first steps toward efficiency is watching the labels on the windows you consider. Before you look at the details on the label (which you will also want to do with care), make sure there is an Energy Star Certification sticker on the window. That means that the windows you are considering meet certain requirements for energy efficiency in this particular region. Windows in New York have to meet different criteria because that area is so different than Hawaii. Rest assured that when you see that Energy Star label, it’s good for right there around you. You can then compare window labels from there, but avoid any windows without an Energy Star stamp of approval.
Idea 2: Go For Low-E Coatings
There are a lot of different upgrades you could get on your windows for energy efficiency, but in Hawaii, the low-E coating is one of the best options. The heat of the Hawaiian sun can be brutal during certain seasons and going inside your home should offer you a nice break from that heat. The low-E coating is a thin, metallic, invisible coat that blocks the heat of the sun from getting into your home. The heat bounces back outside, where it belongs, and the UV rays are kept out as well so there are no more fading items in your home. The low-E coatings are great because while they keep the heat out, you can keep your window coverings open and still let in the natural light without worrying about raising temperatures.
Idea 3: Triple Pane Glass
There can be high humidity and plenty of rain and other storms in this region of the country as well and triple pane glass can help combat those things. Not only does the extra pane insulate your house further and protect you against energy leaks, but it also helps to block out noise. You don’t awaken from the storms as easily—or the street noises.
When you are ready for replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI, energy efficiency in Hawaii means something different than it does in New York. Work with the local professionals right here in Hawaii at Discount Windows & Doors. Call us to talk over the details of your project or you can stop by and start out by looking around our showroom at 45-564 Kamehameha Hwy, Unit A1, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Set up a free consultation too, if you’d like, at (808) 673-6656. We’re here to help you with the process every step of the way.