Replacing Your Windows and Doors: 3 Things You Should Know
Replacing windows and doors can seem overwhelming, but here are three good reasons why it should be on your to-do list!
Replacement of Windows and Doors Will Save You Money!
Older single-pane windows are not energy efficient. They do not hold in either heat or cold and they let an enormous amount of outdoor air into the interior of your home. The U.S. Department of Energy indicates that 40% of your annual heating and cooling bill can be affected by your windows. Double-pane vinyl replacement windows are much more energy efficient and can save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy cost.
Older doors can leak cold air and cause energy loss and uneven heating, which can also increase your energy bills. Older doors made of wood can rot, crack and bow which can not only cause air leaks but can compromise the security an exterior door provides. Replacement doors will seal more completely and prevent air leaks. Plus, many utility companies offer rebates and energy incentives to customers who replace old inefficient windows and doors with energy efficient vinyl replacement windows and new doors.
Replacement Windows and Doors Mean a More Comfortable Home
Old single pane windows allow a lot of air leaks and can be uncomfortable to sit by in the winter. Not only that but the air leaks from old windows can cause the temperature in your home to be uneven, the air is cold by the window and hot away from it. Vinyl replacement windows that have two panes of glass keep the temperature in your home even, without drafts.
Old doors can do the same thing. If the door has warped or bowed or the weather stripping worn away, they can leak air which can flow into the rest of the house and cause uneven temperature. Replacement doors will solve the problem of a drafty entrance.
Replacement Windows and Doors Look Great!
New doors and vinyl replacement windows come in such a wide variety it’s easy to find the right style for your home. A good contractor can show you an assortment of choices that will work for your project. Not only will they improve the appearance but new windows and doors can increase the value of your home.
There’s no reason to be concerned about replacing old windows and doors and losing the charm or original design of your home. Vinyl replacement windows are available in such a wide array that it’s easy to find the right style for you home. And replacement doors can be found in steel, wood, aluminum or engineered products. You can find a variation as well, such as wood doors with a steel interior. There are a lot of options. Ask your contractor to guide you and advise you on the type and style of door that would best fit your home and your needs.
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