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4 Ways Smart Windows Can Enhance Design and Save Money

Updated December 16, 2021

Chad Hanson

As the Managing General Partner at Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Chad is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for our clients. What helps separate Chad from other visionaries in the home building sector is his ability to create a unique customer service experience that is both highly personalized and encourages collaboration. Chad’s experience and expertise in the field makes him a pleasure to work with and an all-around expert in Minnesota Modern.

You may have never even heard of smart windows before today. But we’re here to tell you that smart windows are by far the latest and greatest when it comes to windows.

The features and technology used to create these windows allow you to have a superior window experience. Not only will smart windows help you save on your energy bills, but they’ll also help you take in heat from the outside when you’re looking for that as well.

What Value and Features do Smart Windows Offer Homeowners?

Windows are your defense against the cold and heat while also letting in natural light. Without windows, homes would be cold and dark even if the heating bills were lower. In addition, natural light does a lot for mental health and helps to improve your day-to-day mood. But the value in smart windows is far beyond just letting in natural light; here’s what you can expect.

Highly Customizable

First up is customizability. You’ll be able to get the perfect window for your home without worrying about size, dimensions, or features. There are many great features offered for all smart windows, but the size and function of the windows are customizable far beyond any of the other windows on the market today.

Some windows will even come with power open and close options. That means you’ll be able to open or close your windows from a smart device or switch on the wall. How you want these windows to look and interact with your space is totally up to you and your designer.

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Adjustable Tint

If you’re looking for a less traditional way to provide window tint and you want to be able to adjust it from on to off at any point, then smart windows might just be the perfect solution for you. The adjustable tint can make it so that you still see out, but it’s harder to see in.

Many homeowners like these features because they work well for bathroom windows or any other type of window that you would prefer the neighbors weren’t looking through.

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On-Demand Privacy Glass

Need to separate one part of your house from the other? Or maybe your dining room doesn’t have shades, but you’d prefer straight privacy instead of a tint. On-demand privacy glass is one of the features that many homeowners happily take advantage of when it comes to these windows.

Where you feel that privacy glass would best suit your family is totally up to you, but having the option will provide you with more creative ways to design your home’s floor plan.

Better UV Resistance

Last but far from least is the eco-friendly and energy-saving benefits. Many homeowners don’t know about all the advancements recently made in smart windows when it comes to resisting UV rays and better insulating your home.

By installing smart glass in your home, you can expect a dramatic decrease in the amount of heat that’s let in from the sun because it will be reflected away. More advanced windows can even let heat in from the outside when you want it in the winter or cooler months so that you don’t have to spend as much on your heating bills.

How Much do Smart Windows Cost

The benefits are all there, and you’ll even be able to save some money on heating and cooling, but how much do these windows cost? In short, it really depends on the features and the quality of the window you choose to purchase. If you’re looking to get all the features in a window that’s rated for the best efficiency, then you could pay more than $10,000 for a standard window.

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But, if you’re looking for more simple features, the cost might be high. The best way to learn about the different costs and what you would expect to pay is to talk with a home builder or window installer that offers these products.

At Sustainable 9 we’re happy to answer any and all of the questions you might have about smart windows or smart window replacement for your home. While we primarily do new builds that feature sustainable and energy-efficient systems like smart windows, we offer some remodeling services that could include new windows.

Learn more about our services here or reach out to us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and provide a consult.

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Chad Hanson

As the Managing General Partner at Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Chad is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for our clients. What helps separate Chad from other visionaries in the home building sector is his ability to create a unique customer service experience that is both highly personalized and encourages collaboration. Chad’s experience and expertise in the field makes him a pleasure to work with and an all-around expert in Minnesota Modern.

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