Natural light can be an attractive feature in a home. And your home’s windows are intended to allow that soft, natural light to filter into your rooms. However, they shouldn’t be allowing inordinate amounts of hot or chilly air to invade your interior space.
If your home has old windows, it may be time to replace them with more energy-efficient units. There are a number of window replacement choices available on the market today. One option would be to invest in what are called double-glazed windows. But what exactly are they?
The “Double” in Double-Glazed Windows
We can define double-glazed windows by examining each of the words separately. The “double” refers to the number of panes of glass in each of these windows. Instead of a single pane of glass, they have two panes which are positioned a few millimeters apart. This configuration provides twice as much . . .
Homeowners know that it can be a real pain to replace old or deteriorating windows. The process involves making a mess, opening a huge hole in the side of your home, and then putting in either hours of meticulous work or a big chunk of cash paying someone else to handle it.
So it’s completely understandable to be tempted to keep costs down by opting for the least expensive replacement windows available instead of energy-efficient windows, which can cost up to 15% more. But choosing high-quality, energy-efficient windows can result in substantial benefits in the long run. Here are a half dozen advantages of energy-efficient windows.
Better insulation. You might be surprised at just how effective energy-efficient windows are at keeping the outdoor elements at bay and eliminating “hot” or “cold” spots in rooms. They form a barrier against cold weather so that your home stays warm . . .
Many homeowners are in denial that they need new windows. During the cold winter months, the drafts coming from your windows are a constant reminder that they need to be replaced. But, during the warm summer months, replacing your windows falls further down the to-do list.
How do you know that it is time for new windows?
There are 3 factors that you should consider when determining if you windows need to be replaced- energy efficiency, maintenance and ease of use. However, getting new replacement windows is a project that has year round benefits and savings.
The first test of your windows is the comfort level of your home. Does your house maintain an even temperature during the winter and/or summer months? Are some rooms cold and drafty while others are cooler? Do your windows whistle on a windy day? All of these are indicators that your home’s windows need . . .