“Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes”
5 Reasons Why New, Energy-Efficient Windows are Smart for You
You are throwing money right out the window, literally.
Windows lose and gain heat by conduction, convection, radiation, and air leakage. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use (energy.gov). With properly installed, energy-efficient windows you can save big bucks on your monthly gas and electric bills, you can keep your residence cooler in the summer, and hotter in the winter! Even without the use of heating or cooling equipment, your new windows will aid in overall, year-round temperature control within your household.
Let there be light …only -
In a cold climate we welcome the sun’s heat and light – most of the time. In a warm climate, we don’t want the heat, but we do want the light. Advances in window technology let us have it both ways. When the sun’s energy strikes a window, visible light, heat, and UV rays are either reflected, absorbed, or transmitted into the building. New low-e glass-coated windows reflect up to 90% of heat energy, while allowing visible light to shine through. Low-e coatings also improve the insulating value of a window roughly as much as adding an additional pane of glass.
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New, durable, insulated windows will also reduce the levels of traffic, construction, and neighborhood noise that permeate your home.
Not only does this instill a deeper sense of privacy and security, but it is also beneficial for any adults, children, or pets who may be trying to get some rest!
It’s just easier.
While there are numerous ways to “update” existing windows to improve efficiency, eventually, it is just easier to replace them to ensure lasting quality – with zero maintenance. Not to mention, DIY updates can get messy and pricey with all it entails. From weatherstrips, solar films, awnings, exterior blinds,
frame types, insulation etc. to proper applications and potential failure, it’s better to save and get the job done right the first time. Using a professional also saves time and money by allowing someone to make suggestions and educate you on your purchase – in home estimates are usually FREE! This ensures that you are getting exactly what you need for your home with a guarantee. Which brings me to my next point –
You Get A Warranty.
windows are a smart choice because they come with a manufacture warranty.
While each manufacture is different, most of these warranties include limited,
lifetime coverage or coverage up to 30 years from date of installation. Products are
fully warranted against defects in workmanship and materials under normal use
and service. This means that repairs or replacements under these conditions are
free of charge! Talk about decision reinforcement!