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Myths and Truths About Replacement Windows- Volume 2

There are many misnomers floating around about replacement windows, but the truth is you get what you pay for. Glass alone is a very poor insulator, but by adding various features to it, manufacturers are able to make windows and doors far more energy efficient than they were even 20 years ago.

MYTH #1- Wood is a very poor insulator.

Surprisingly, wood alone is a fairly decent insulator, it is renewable, and is used all the time to create some of the most beautiful windows and doors in the business. There are some who believe that wood is a poor insulator, but in truth, when coupled with double or triple paned, low-e glass it is a very common and effective window replacement.

Fiberglass and vinyl are also used both alone, and wrapped around wood to help supply another line of affordable energy efficient windows and doors. Each material has its own unique properties about them, and should be used in the appropriate application.

MYTH #2- Argon gas between the window panes does nothing to improve efficiency.

While Argon gas windows have a reputation for leaking, windows with this gas are better off than windows without it. Dead air is a pretty good insulator, but Argon will add an additional filter that will help prevent heat transfer. This means the Argon will help stop the heat from going out in the winter, and keep it from coming in during the summer. Depending on the location and application, Argon can be a good choice for those who desire something special.

No matter what you are looking for, Window Outfitters in Minneapolis is ready to answer your questions. If you are thinking about replacement windows and doors for your property, give us a call to get the truth about what will work best for you. There are many choices, but only 1 place to go to get the best answers- Window Outfitters. 952-746-6661


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.