Windows are essential parts of the home. When installed correctly, they can contribute to your home’s energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Window replacement is a significant project that costs a sizeable amount, but it can save you money in the years to come.
Here are some of the ways window replacement can add to your savings in the long run.
Choose the right type of window material so that you can enjoy lower maintenance costs. Fibrex® is a composite material that boasts the strength of wood and the low-maintenance quality of vinyl. It doesn’t chip, peel, crack, warp or rust – saving you from repair and maintenance costs that could easily pile up throughout the lifespan of your windows. You don’t need to repaint Fibrex windows, too, so you can avoid this extra hassle and expense.
Improved Energy Efficiency
If you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you should install double-pane windows. Your heating and cooling system won’t work twice as hard to heat and cool your home because these windows can keep the heat out during summer and ensure you have a cozy, warm home during winter.
Old windows tend to have poor sealing due to age and normal wear, and this can add to your energy bills all year round. You can expect lower energy costs when you install new windows.
Nevertheless, make sure your new windows are designed for your local climate. For instance, a triple-pane window can do wonders for colder climates. But if you live in a warmer climate, you may not notice a significant difference between double-pane and triple-pane windows. That said, experts suggest paying attention to a window’s solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U-value. These ratings will give you an idea if a window is energy-efficient or not.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Houston, we guarantee high-quality window installations and excellent products that will help boost your home’s energy efficiency. Call us at (281) 547-6177, or complete this contact form for a free estimate.