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How to Choose the Best Windows for Missouri’s Climate

Did you know that heat gain and loss through windows are responsible for 25-30% of a home’s heating and cooling costs? Simply put, old windows are less energy-efficient and cause you to spend more on your electricity bill. Fortunately, replacing your windows can help! But, what are the best windows for Missouri’s climate? 

We’re here to help clear it up for you. 

Continue reading this brief guide to learn how to choose the right windows for your home in the Show-Me State. 

Window Styles

Here in the Midwest, we experience blazingly hot summers, freezing winters, and our fair share of thunderstorms and blizzards. Because we get such a wide variety of different types of weather, it’s vital to choose windows that can withstand it all. 

We recommend casement windows for many homeowners since they’re specifically designed to withstand heavy winds. These windows hinge at the sides and open outward either to the left or the right. You might have also heard them called crank windows. Casement and awning windows are the most energy-efficient windows, however, we also use double hung and single hung windows. 

You might also consider adding storm windows to your home, which will provide added insulation to help keep your home warm and safe during inclement weather. 

The windows you choose for your home depend on your specific needs and we are here to help you decide!

Window Materials

Another important thing you’ll need to consider is the material for your window installation. While wood is a popular option around the country, we don’t recommend it for our customers, since it may warp due to our precipitation levels and require a high amount of maintenance. If you are considering wood, we recommend wood clad windows which can be clad in vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass. 

We also don’t recommend aluminum windows for your Missouri home, as they don’t provide enough insulation. Vinyl is an affordable and energy-efficient option that you may want to consider, however. Just keep in mind that they will break down over time after prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. 

One of our favorite window materials to offer to our customers is fiberglass. This durable material provides great insulation and is very energy-efficient, making it perfect for Midwest homes. 

Window Glass and Glazing

Finally, you need to consider the glass that will go in your windows. Missouri homes should have at least two panes of glass in them, in order to provide the best possible insulation during the summer and the winter. 

We also recommend only getting replacement windows with a gas filling or low-emissivity coating, to make your double-pane windows even more efficient. Passive low-emissivity, specifically, is ideal for Missouri, as it’s designed for cold climates like ours. 

Siding Express Is Here to Install the Best Windows for Missouri’s Climate

Now that you know more about how to choose the best windows for Missouri’s climate, you need to find the right installer for the job. Here at Siding Express, we offer windows from top companies like Andersen and Marvin which are known for superior craftsmanship and engineering, designed for Missouri homes like yours. 

We’d be happy to tell you more about the different window options we offer so you can make an informed choice for your home. Contact us today to tell us more about your home, book a free consultation online, or request a free quote.

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