Windows affect not only the look and feel of your home, but also its energy efficiency. Some log producers include a certain brand of window with their log package. Others leave the choice up to you. Either way, know what you’re getting:
Windows have three major glazing options: single glaze, double glaze and triple glaze. Climate will influence your choice.
For mild climates, a single-glaze window may provide all the energy efficiency you need at less cost. For harsher climates, investing in double or triple glazing will bring added comfort, and the higher sticker price will be made up with lower heating costs.
You can also choose how each glaze is tinted. Bronze- or gray-tinted glass reduces solar heat gain. It also reduces visible light, though, creating darker rooms.