It’s been proven through independent studies and real-world application that replacing your old drafty windows, especially those that are single pane can improve your home’s ability to sustain a warmer interior by as much as 50%. Today’s Energy Star rated windows are made with cutting-edge technology that combines energy-efficient frames with high-performance glass packages. Would you like to have a warm and comfortable home this winter?
Improve Summer Comfort
Often over-shadowed by their ability to keep the house warm in the winter time, Energy Star rated windows also offer very tangible benefits against the sun during the hot summer months. Yes we know hot summer is short in southern Ontario, but when it does get warm here, it can be uncomfortably hot in your home. And for those warm days, most of us don’t have the benefit of air conditioning. High performing residential replacement window can reduce the level of solar heat gain into your home (yes you guessed it!) by as much as 50%. Imagine a nice, cool, and comfortable temperature in your home when it’s 80 degrees outside.
Vinyl windows and door products are designed with low-maintenance in mind. For instance, vinyl frames will never have to be painted, and fiberglass frames are inherently stable so their factory paint stays on for a lifetime. In addition, many of the hardware systems for windows and doors are made of durable, die-cast zinc or stainless steel material that go through thousands upon thousands of cycle-tests to ensure they will hold up in your home.
Reduce Sound Transmission
Another overlooked benefit of new windows, doors, is their ability to reduce sound transmission. Noise can come in many frequencies and from many sources. And with population density increasing every year, controlling sound transmission is becoming more important. Just as they are the weakest link in the building envelope for energy transmission, windows and doors are also the weakest link in terms of sound control in your building envelope.
It's Good for the Environment
Whether you believe in the greenhouse effect or not, or believe that our environment is heading towards a disastrous outcome, replacing your inefficient windows and doors has a positive effect on our earth. When you can use less energy to heat and cool your home, it means you’re tapping less into our natural resources and reducing the processing of those resources that often cause harm to our environment.
Return on Investment (ROI)
What is the return on my investment for upgrading my windows and doors? Several sources indicate that the return on investment can range from 80% to 90% and many reports show that window replacement ranks in the top 5 for highest return on investment projects.
More home buyers are paying closer attention to the condition of the exterior envelope of a home. The energy efficiency of your home is becoming just as important as the layout of the kitchen or the comfort of the master bedroom, for example. With energy prices continuing to soar, home buyers are factoring in the quality of the windows, doors, and siding in their buying decisions. As competition rises for home seekers, improving your home’s exterior envelope by replacing its siding or upgrading to an Energy Star window can help separate your home from others on the market.
The Benefits of Replacing Windows & Doors