Frequently Asked Questions When Researching Windows
Does replacing windows and doors really help to lower my energy bills?
Yes! When you see things like foggy glass, rotting wood, air leaks, and cold spots, you can bet your house is not energy efficient. Look for product lines are Energy Star rated. Energy Star products are independently certified to perform at levels that meet or exceed strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Products that earn the Energy Star rating are a smart choice because you will save money on energy bills without sacrificing comfort or quality. Energy-efficient windows are also a key part of a growing movement toward environmentally-friendly green remodeling. There are also tax rebates and credits available to consumers who replace their windows/doors with Energy Star rated products.
Cutting your energy bills isn’t the only potential benefit of replacing old windows. It can also increase your home’s value. New windows with fiberglass or composite frames don’t require as much upkeep as older windows. If your existing windows are hard or impossible to open, replacing them with new windows will lead to more fresh air in your home when you need it.
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