Each season of the year brings temperature changes that effect windows by reducing their ability to insulate homes from cold and heat. Over time, windows begin to wear and drafts occur. Caulking can help but this is a short-term remedy for old, drafty windows that continue to increase energy costs. If your home heating and electricity bills seem to be inexplicably rising, it may be time for window replacements.
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Energy efficient windows are manufactured to retain maximum efficiency ratings. Replacing windows in a home is probably one of the best investments in home value and in reducing your energy costs. Lower energy costs are part of the long-term savings when energy efficient windows replace old, drafty windows. The investment is well worth your time and money. The best time to replace is before higher summer temperatures and frigid winter weather begins.
There’s a Window Design Made Just For Your Home
In addition to saving money and the benefits of a comfortable, draft-free home, replacing old windows is an opportunity to select a whole new window design to make your home more appealing. Choose from traditional single and double hung, convenient casements, sliders, bows, bays, circle top windows and today’s ultra modern architecturally designed shaped windows. Don’t forget the basement and attic windows. These can be a source of drafts and should also be replaced. Treat yourself to a garden window for a special room like the den or the kitchen. This is a perfect place for that herb garden. Imagine herbs all year round in your own kitchen garden window.
Before You Contact Your Professional Window Consultant
Your professional window consultant can determine the exact number of windows to be replaced. Before you contact your consultant, take the time to visit their website to shop for the window styles and designs that catch your attention. Your consultant can help with sizing windows and give a full estimate of the cost of replacing those drafty windows.
Peter Wendt is a well established writer and homebuilder living in Austin, Texas. In an effort to help his future homeowners, Peter always finishes the houses with these energy efficient windows to help conserve energy, and keep the homeowner’s electricity bills lower.