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2 Windows That Will Make Your Home More Comfortable

by Rasmus Koskinen

Changing out all of the windows in your home is a great way to make your home more secure, valuable, and even more comfortable. Both electrochromic and sound blocking windows are great choices if you want your home to be as comfortable as possible.


An electrochromic window is made with a type of glass that darkens as an electrical current is applied to it. This allows you to use a switch to either darken the windows a little bit to increase privacy without spoiling your view, or darken the glass completely to block out the majority of the light. An electrochromic window can reflect around 98% of all light.

One of the biggest benefits to this type of window is that by reflecting the light away, the interior of your home will not heat up as fast. This will allow you to keep your air conditioner off for longer periods of time, which can lower your utility bills by a substantial amount. This type of window will also keep the sunlight from getting into your home and causing your furniture and carpeting to fade. 

An electrochromic window is also ideal for people who like to sleep during the day, or who need to because they work the night shift. With an electrochromic window, you will be able to keep the room as dark as possible so that you can sleep comfortably. This can also keep the the light from a streetlamp from getting into your home at night while you are trying to sleep.

You should also consider electrochromic windows for a home theater or office. This is because the electrochromic windows will keep light from creating glare on your television or monitor screens.

Sound Blocking

Another great window that will make your home a bit more comfortable is a sound blocking window. This type of window can be constructed out of two pieces of glass enclosing a bit of empty space, or with a single thick piece of glass. These types of windows can block 90% to 95% of sound trying to pass through your windows.

This is a great option if you live near a very noisy area, such as a city center, school, or intersection. In addition, this is a great choice if you have noisy neighbors and would like to muffle the noise they produce so that you can relax.

Speak to a window dealer or contractor like Aladdin's Glass & Screen Products Inc today in order to discuss the many benefits that new windows can provide. Electrochromic and sound blocking windows are great options that will make your home more comfortable.