Installing new windows or having window replacements in your home can enhance the “curb-side” appeal and decrease heating and cooling costs. New windows can eliminate drafts and will help circulate air flow in the home when opened. In addition, they can dramatically decrease ultraviolet light damage.
Modern windows are easier to open and because of this, waste less energy and money. According to energystar.gov, updating your windows can decrease energy bills by up to 15%. Today’s windows they are easier to clean because of new technological advances in glass and are durable in severe weather. New windows will increase the value of your home, all while protecting the interior and improving appearance.
If your home is more than ten years old, you may want to consider installing new windows to increase the energy efficiency and beauty of your home. We offer vinyl replacement windows from Simonton and Vinylmax.
Types of Windows
- Casement – hinged on right or left side and can be opened by cranking a handle
- Double Hung – includes two panels that slide up and down to be open or closed
- Fixed – a window that does not open, but can still be viewed out of
- Awning – hinged on the top of the window and can be opened by cranking a handle
- Gliding – a window with two panels that is opened by sliding either panel to the right or left
- Skylight – often located on the tops of ceilings, can be fixed or open
What to Look for When Replacing Windows
Depending on your window budget, whether or not the area needs ventilation, and design elements, some window types may be better for your home than others. It is important to look for low U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficients when looking for new windows. Our team can help you make the best choice.
“I was very pleased not only with the windows but that they were installed so as not to interfere with the scheduled bathroom remodeling upcoming. I will recommend to others contemplating windows or roofs.” —Nancy H.