From Margaret on October 14th, 2011 in Window Replacement
With recent cold blasts of weather sweeping through the country, you may remember what it’s easy to forget in summer months: winter is cold!
Don’t wait until you’re shivering to make sure that your home is updated and ready for colder weather. Take steps now to ensure proper heating efficiency, especially in your windows, to not only get you ready for winter, but to save you money like never before on your energy bills.
Replacing old, drafty windows can save you up to 30% on heating costs per year. That number alone makes window replacements worth it. To find out how much you can expect to save on window installation, search our database for a local contractor who can help you with the numbers as well as a quality installation. You can also get a few estimates for comparison shopping.
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Our contractors are located across the country, and always provide free quotes for your window installations. Not to mention that all are screened for licensing and insurance, which is especially important when working with the delicacy of windows.
Weather-Proof Window Types
There are so many questions when looking at replacing windows, such as, what kind of window should be installed? We’re fans of awning windows, which can be opened to let in cool fall air but sealed tightly when the weather gets extreme. They are simple in design, and easy to cover with drapes to help even further keep out drafts.
We also like casement windows, which swivel out and close easily, meaning that during winter months they remain nicely sealed.
While double hung windows are a standard in houses, they tend to leak more air than other windows, which is bad news for creating a strong barrier between the exterior and interior of a home. Check out our more full description of window types and their pros and cons.
If you’re wondering if looking at window replacement now is really worth it, consider this: installing energy-efficient windows can save you as much as $300 per year on heating costs. Not to mention that better windows will keep out the chill that seems to creep into even the most well-heated homes.
Many rebates offered on federal and state levels expire at the end of the year, so now is the best time to talk to a professional and start the process of replacing windows, so you not only can be ready to have efficient heat in your home before the cold hits—you can also have plenty of time to cash in on those rebates.
This rebate, for example, runs out at the end of the year, and offers hundreds of dollars for an installation performed this fall. It’s worth looking into. Today.
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