Your home windows have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. When they reach this age, the seals will weaken or fail, resulting in drafts and water seepage. Also, single-pane windows were the standard 15 to 20 years ago and won’t provide adequate insulation.
If your windows are nearing the end of their lifespan or exhibit signs that they may need to be replaced, you should consider installing energy efficient windows.
Traditional windows cost between $180 to $410 per window, and energy efficient windows cost between $300 to $800 per window, and if you’re not sure they’re worth the extra cost, you should understand the benefits.
Old windows allow the cold air outside to leak inside, making it uncomfortable to sit in front of the window on a cold day. The same is true during the summer when the hot air leaks inside. If your family avoids sitting by the window, consider installing energy efficient windows in your home.
The windows provide excellent insulation and are built with two or three panes, with insulating gas between each pane to keep the outside air from leaking in. When the project is complete, cold and warm drafts will be a thing of the past.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
If you want to save money on your energy bills, installing energy efficient windows in your home can help. The insulation will eliminate drafts, so your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep your house warm or cool, saving a considerable amount of money on your energy bills.
Energy efficient replacement windows cost a few hundred dollars more per window than traditional windows, and you can make some of that money back with the money you’ll save on your energy bills.
Noise Reduction and Privacy
Your house is where you can relax and live, and privacy and quiet are important to most people. If you live on a busy street with old traditional windows, you’ll hear everything that happens outside, which can be distracting. If the houses in your neighborhood are close together, you will have little privacy due to your old windows.
Fortunately, installing energy efficient windows in your home can solve the problem. The multiple window panes and insulating glass provide excellent soundproofing to enjoy quiet and privacy at home.
When moisture in the air hits the cold surface of the window, condensation can form. The moisture will collect and run down the windows, leaving ugly streaks and puddles of water, which can cause water damage and mold or mildew to form.
The best way to prevent condensation from damaging your home and causing mold growth is to install energy efficient windows. The multiple panes of glass and insulating glass will prevent the indoor surface of the glass from getting cold, preventing condensation from forming.
You have to wash the interior and exterior window panes to ensure clear views from the windows, and your house will look clean and tidy. If you’ve had to wash your traditional windows, you understand how daunting the task can be. Cleaning the interior pane is simple, but cleaning the exterior pane can be more challenging. This must be done from outside, and you’ll need a ladder to reach the windows. Climbing up and down a ladder carrying what you need to wash the windows can be dangerous, and one misstep can result in a serious injury. Also, moving the ladder from window to window and climbing up and down makes washing the windows time-consuming, and energy efficient replacement windows are much easier to clean.
The windows have a double-hung design that flips down from the rail so that you can wash the windows from inside the house, and you won’t need a ladder, and washing the windows won’t take long.
Most people know that the sun’s powerful UV rays are damaging to the skin, and skin cream is necessary when you go outside. Did you know that UV rays can also be damaging to your home furnishings? If your window treatments, floors, carpets, or furniture are faded, the sun is to blame, and installing energy efficient windows can prevent this from happening.
When the sun shines through traditional windows, everything the light hits can fade. Energy efficient options have a UV filter that allows the sunlight to shine into the house and filter the UV rays, providing your home furnishings the fade protection they need.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Installing new windows can increase your home’s value. If you spend $10,000 on the project, your home’s value will increase by $8,500, providing an 85 percent return on your investment. If you decide to sell your house, mentioning the energy efficient windows will attract more interested buyers. Many homebuyers are looking for turnkey, energy efficient homes, and replacing your windows with energy efficient replacement windows will help sell your home.
Call Energy Window Solutions Today
If you’re ready to install energy efficient windows in your home, look no further than Energy Window Solutions. We’re a well-known window company that installs window treatments, doors, and gutters.
Our management team has been in the window industry for over 30 years, and we started building our own windows systems in 2001. We offer factory direct prices, and our energy efficient replacement windows are guaranteed to keep out the heat, cold, and noise, and you can save up to 42 percent on your energy bills.
We offer free in-home estimates, and we don’t use the same high-pressure sales tactics many of our competitors use. When the in-home estimate is complete, the ball is in your court, and we’ll start the project as quickly as you like, or we’ll wait until you’re ready without making harassing phone calls.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home estimate, call us at Energy Window Solutions today.
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