Replacing my old windows with energy efficient windows
Year before last, I inherited my grandmother’s two story home that was built back in the 1940s. We decided to fix it up and make it a really special place to live. The home has so many wonderful memories for me that I do not think that I am the generation that will be able to let it go. I will leave that to my daughter and her children. To make a long story short, our biggest projects was finding a quality contractor to refinish all the floors, and the biggest project was to replace all the windows and doors.
I really wanted to install energy efficient windows because there are so many benefits. Greensboro may not qualify as an extreme weather situation but it does get hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. With energy efficient windows, you will practically eliminate the heat loss in the winter and you provide for more effective cooling in the summer. If your windows are installed properly, you reduce the amount of air leakage, helping you to stabilize the temperature of your home more efficiently. The result is significant savings on your heating and cooling bills. In fact, according to energy star ratings, you can save as much as 40% on your home heating and cooling costs.
My grandmother’s house holds a lot of sentimental value, but the one thing I do not want to remain, is the heavy condensation and cold windows in the winter. Energy efficient windows have insulating frames, thus, reducing the effect of extreme cold windows on warm, moist air. In addition, the windows are coated to reflect the warming rays of the sun, allowing only the light in
I mentioned before how we need to refinish a lot of the flooring throughout the house, this is because the floor finishes and carpets have all faded because of ultraviolet light. Organic material such as carpets, furniture finishes, fabrics, paintings, wood and countertops will fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Low E coated glass in energy efficient windows can actually reduce exposure to ultraviolet light by as much as 75%. Some multilayer windows can provide even more protection, reducing UV exposure to less than 1 percent. The end result is much better protection for your valuable furnishings, and in our case, very expensive floor coatings. It appears that installation of energy efficient windows saves homeowners a lot of money in protecting personal property in addition to lowering the heating costs.
The bottom line is that energy efficient windows save you money from the day you install them. They will lower your energy bill, they protect your assets and fine furnishings, in addition, they add value to your home should you decide to sell it.
Finding a Greensboro Installer
Rather than place myself at the mercy of disinterested installers from the hardware store, I looked for a local installer who was a part of the community and stands behind their work. Triad Installations in Greensboro, has been servicing customers in the Triad region for over 20 years. They have a long list of satisfied customers who will vouch for their honesty and commitment to quality. Give them a call if you are considering replacement windows; and want to save money on your heating bills.