Commercial Window Replacement Will Help Lower Your Energy Bill

When it comes to your business, you want to increase profits and save money, rather than wasting it on useless expenses. If the windows in your building are old and leaky, commercial window replacement as well as quality commercial window weatherization are important things to consider. Replacement windows are a very worthwhile investment and you’ll start reaping the rewards right away: new commercial windows are a great way to increase energy efficiency, which can make a huge different in your budget.

Do you need all new windows?
If your commercial windows are single pane windows, you should consider replacing them. Replace with double or triple pane windows that have low-E glass. When the weather is colder, these types of windows can help reduce heat loss. During the hot summer months, they’ll be able to reduce heat gain, keeping your space cool and comfortable. Not sure about frame options? Aluminum thermal break frames and fiberglass frames are excellent choices for commercial replacement window frames. When you’re considering commercial replacement windows, look for the Energy Star ® label and check if there are any incentives or rebates going on with local utility companies that can help offset the cost.

Do you have damaged windows?
Maybe you already have decent windows in your commercial space but you have a few that have cracked panes. Cracked panes shouldn’t be ignored. These can let hot air in and increase the temperature inside significantly. If there are windows that are broken or cracked – even just small cracks – get them replaced as soon as possible so you aren’t wasting energy. We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your old windows with new, energy efficient and insulated windows. It’s also important to remember that if your commercial windows are not caulked correctly, they’ll leak air. This is a big waste of energy and can move hot air through. Buy high quality clear caulking and apply it all around your window seams. You’ll notice a big difference if your windows are sealed.

Maybe all you need is an upgrade in glass.
If you don’t need a complete commercial window replacement job throughout your building, consider upgrading your glass only. Glass that is highly efficient with low-E coatings will not only decrease your energy bill, but it will also keep you and others inside away from harmful UV rays. We usually do not recommend adding tinting film to your existing windows because this can actually increase the heat buildup and cause your windows to break down faster or void the window’s warranty from the manufacturing company. If you’re not sure if this is the right solution, we’re happy to help answer any questions.

Lifetime Windows & Doors are your Portland area replacement window specialists! We are also located in Bend and Central Oregon. To help get your commercial space ready to go, contact us today!