The decision to install new windows in a home is not a small one. It should be carefully considered and done with the help of an experienced window installer. However, the benefits you reap once the job is done are immense. You may be surprised at what a difference windows make. In this post we’d like to review a few benefits homeowners stand to reap when they install new, energy efficient windows. These topics will be covered:
- Energy Savings
- Sound Dampening
One of the main things homeowners are looking for in new windows is a significant savings on their energy bill. When you replace older, single-paned windows with double or triple-paned windows, the difference will be immediately noticeable. Before you have an expert window contractor install the new windows try this: take a stick of incense and hold it up to your old windows. You might even take a short video to show the draft from the old panes. Take note of the ambient heat or cold from outside. Then, when the new windows are installed, repeat you experiment. If you have young scientists in the house, have them collect other data, such as temperature around the window treatment, etc.
The real proof will come when you start comparing year-over-year energy bills.
Older, wooden, windows have a certain sort of charm, but new windows will look fantastic in their place. If you select fiberglass window treatments, you will be able to paint them any color you like, or they can come pre-painted to suit your décor. Our vendors have a wide range of custom colors to choose from.
Just because your new replacement windows are energy-efficient does not mean that they can’t be beautiful. In fact, if you live at the ocean or in a high-wind area, your beautiful fiberglass windows will be able to withstand the weather. After all, fiberglass has long been used for boat building. So, if ocean-going vessels can withstand storms on open water, your windows will hold tight during a bit of inland weather.
If you elect double or triple-paned windows, you are bound to notice less ambient noise from outside. If you live near a major street or if you have boisterous neighbors, closing the window will close out that noise. This means that you can get better sleep at night and that you won’t be disturbed with morning traffic or the occasional neighborly outburst. Give your favorite window contractor a call today to explore your options for energy-efficient, sound-dampening, and beautiful window treatments. There are so many options to consider, so the time is now!