If you’re considering replacing your windows, remember not just to look at aesthetics but also the energy efficiency of your window options. One essential factor to consider in this regard is the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) rating. In this blog post, S.I.S. Exterior Renovations discusses what a good SHGC rating is and why it’s vital for a comfortable living space and energy savings.
Understanding SHGC Rating
SHGC measures the amount of solar radiation a window allows into a home. This rating ranges from 0 to 1, with numbers closer to 1 indicating more heat enters the house. While this might sound great for those in colder climates, it could be a problem for those in warmer regions. If an SHGC rating is too high, it could lead to overheated interiors during the summer.
The Ideal SHGC Rating for Your New Windows
The right windows are crucial for a comfortable, energy-efficient living environment. Opting for the appropriate SHGC rating is essential for a comfortable indoor environment year-round. Here are some guidelines to determine the right SHGC rating for your replacement windows.
- Consider your local climate.
- Analyze your home’s orientation.
- Know your individual needs.
- Find a balance.
- Talk to a professional.
By following these steps and consulting siding replacement experts, you can ensure that your new windows have an optimal SHGC rating.
How S.I.S. Exterior Renovations Can Help
At S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, we offer a range of windows with varying SHGC ratings to suit different needs. We also specialize in exterior siding, making use of James Hardie siding to ensure high-quality results. For expert guidance on windows, siding, or doors, call (403) 640-1334 today or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Calgary, AB, and surrounding areas.