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How energy efficient are your windows

Posted By MyGuy || 19-Dec-2011

Today’s window technology is more advanced than ever before due to manufacturers making energy efficiency, comfort, and security a priority.

Replacement windows can make your home more comfortable by reducing cooling and heating loss, reducing drafts, and reducing outside noise from entering your home. These windows can save you money every month by reducing your energy consumption and lowering your cooling and heating bills. Studies show that the average home can lose up to 30% of its cooling and heating energy through the windows. New high performance replacement windows prevent heat gain and loss by reflecting the heat and blocking UV rays. Therefore, keeping your home cooler and avoiding interior furnishings from fading due to UV rays. Read more to learn more about warranties and your return on this investment.

Additionally, replacement windows will improve the security of your home and add curb appeal.

If you are interested in installing replacement windows in your home, there is good reason to do so as soon as possible. In 2007 Remodeling Magazine’s ( Cost versus Value report for replacement windows show replacing windows is one of the home improvements with the highest return on investments at 81%. This means you can gain value from your decision to replace your windows. Many window manufacturers offer long term or Lifetime Warranties so you may never need to replace your windows again.

Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

  • Can Reduce Your Energy Bill Up To 30%
  • Improve Security
  • Let In Less Dust And Dirt For A Cleaner Living
  • Provide Noise Reduction
  • Add Curb Appeal
  • Have Long Term Durability / Long Term Or Lifetime Warranties

There are also many aesthetic and functional benefits of replacing your windows. New windows can work like a face lift to remodel your home’s exterior and interior and make your home look cleaner inside and out, giving it a more polished look.

Today’s windows come in a variety of types, sizes, and colors. Many homeowners consider replacing a picture window with an opening window for added ventilation. Any number of configurations is possible.

Lastly, many highly efficient windows qualify for up to a 10% tax credit Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Categories: Windows

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