Pembroke: All about Vinyl Replacement Windows.

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Vinyl replacement windows are a good choice when replacing the older windows in your home because they are virtually maintenance free, and never need painting. We are hearing a lot about Energy Efficiency but what exactly make product energy efficient? Here are some of the things to look at when considering how efficient your new windows will be.

Multiple Panes of glass: Two panes of glass with an air or gas filled space in the middle like Argon insulate much better than a single panes of glass. There are even products on the market now that have three or more panes of glass for even greater energy efficiency, impact resistance and sound insulation.

Low- E Glass: Low-Emissivity is a special coating that reflects infrared light, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. In addition to energy savings, Low-E also effectively reduces the amount of transmitted ultraviolet light which can damage carpets, fabrics, and drapes.

Gas Fillings: You can get an option to have a gas fill between panes. Gas is much heavier than air, making it more difficult for warm or cold air to pass through. Options usually include argon, krypton or other similar gases that are odorless, color less and nontoxic.

Combining the Low-E, Multiple panes of glass with a gas filled space is the best combination for optimal efficacy. Always choose a company (both manufacturer and installer) with a solid reputation and a history of standing behind its products. A good replacement window installation will include insulation around the new unit, and well and stuff any old weight pockets with insulation. It won’t do you any good to spend all that money on new windows just to have the air leak thru cracks and unfilled weight pockets.

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Hopefully this answered some of your questions about different options for your replacement windows. When comparing installer’s quotes please make sure you understand what the window they are specifying includes, as not all replacement windows are the same.
Please feel free to reach out to our team here at Almar Building & Remodeling to discuss how we can help you with your home remodeling needs. Our team has been working with families like yours for over 57 years. And it is important to us that everyone works together to create the best possible experience. If you have questions about your home improvement project please let us know. (781-826-2577) and watch our videos at


Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third generation family owned and operated company for over 50 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts including: Hanover, Hingham, Pembroke, Norwell, Scituate, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanson, Abington, Rockland, Holbrook, Braintree, Weymouth, Milton, and many more towns. All about Vinyl Replacement Windows.


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Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.