New technologies in production, window material construction, and enhanced glass coatings have vastly improved the energy efficiency of modern windows and doors. Builders FirstSource has several vinyl, fiberglass, and wood window brands perfect for the extreme Montana climate.
Vinyl and fiberglass frames—which are far less conductive than older aluminum and wooden frames—greatly reduce heat transfer, making them an ideal choice in the Northern Great Plains, the Helena Valley, and Butte where summer temperatures soar. These products also help inhibit the transfer of cold and condensation, which are common to the region in the winter. Vinyl is the most popular option for new construction throughout the state of Montana because of its low maintenance and affordable cost. You can find high quality brands such as Milgard and PlyGem available at all Montana Builders FirstSource locations.
Advancements in window technology can significantly improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Windows now come standard with double pane units and a low-emissivity coating commonly referred to as low-E on the glass. Low-E reflects heat away, keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which makes good sense for homeowners who are familiar with Montana’s extreme seasonal temperature swings.
Beyond improving comfort and being more environmentally friendly, replacing old windows and doors also improves curb appeal and increases the value of a home. Windows and doors can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles. You are also able to choose from several different hardware options to customize the look and feel of the products.
For more information on new windows and doors for your home, please call or visit one of our Builder FirstSource locations in Helena, Great Falls, or Butte.