As a homeowner, you should have a good understanding of solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) to maximize the performance of your new windows. Your windows’ SHGC rating can significantly affect your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
In this post, we discuss what SHGC is, why it’s important and how to determine the best SHGC rating for your new windows.
SHGC is a rating that measures how much solar radiation or heat a window lets into your home. It is measured from 0 to 1. A higher SHGC means more solar heat is transferred into your home, while a lower rating means less heat gets through.
You can save energy and increase your home’s comfort level by choosing windows with the right SHGC rating. A higher SHGC rating means more sunlight fills your home during the winter months, providing you with a natural source of warmth. However, this same warmth leads to a hotter home and higher energy bills during the summer. Be sure to find the perfect balance so you can count on your windows to contribute to your indoor comfort all year round.
Various elements can influence a window’s SHGC rating, including window materials, design and special coatings. It is also important to consider your geographic location and local climate when determining the best SHGC rating for your windows.
Combining a good SHGC rating for your new windows with roof repair and roof replacement can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Pritchett Roofing Inc. offers expert advice to help you select the right SHGC rating for your new windows. We also provide other home improvement services, including roofing and siding installation. Call us at (770) 345-1622 or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Woodstock, GA, and surrounding areas.