If the exterior of your home looks a bit tired and dated, a window replacement can do wonders to it and while boosting the curb appeal of your property at the same time. Apart from aesthetics, newer energy efficient windows can improve the energy efficiency of your home by as much as 35%. This means that whether you are looking to flip your home or want to cut utility costs, the energy efficient replacement windows double pane vs. triple pane windows will be a wise investment that will be sure to be worth its installation costs.
Experts agree that homes with new Pella/Renewal by Andersen/Thompson Creek replacement windows have better marketability and desirability. For older homes, new windows will give it a more vibrant look that makes it more attractive to a wider range of prospective buyers. Although new windows may not look as noticeable in newer homes, realtors are quick to point out that buyers who express interest in buying a property are likely more willing to pay more for a home with new windows. Estimates from experts place the ROI for a wood windows replacement around 85%.
A casement windows replacement is also a worthwhile expense if you want to cut down on your power consumption. This is especially true for homes with aluminum-framed custom windows with single pane glass. A study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that windows that are single pane on aluminum frame can bump up electricity bills by as much as 35 percent because increased cooling and heating costs.
Researchers in the study tested various window frame models and observed that aluminum windows have poor thermal insulating properties. What makes aluminum frames even worse is that they will corrode over time, even with regular maintenance. If you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your home, your best choice for a window would be a double pane wood or vinyl window, preferably with specialized coating.
A basic window replacement can be completed by someone with intermediate carpentry skills. However, those with limited experience may want to pass up on a window replacement and installation project for several reasons. Old windows can present unexpected problems that may require specialized skills and tools to resolve. These may include bowing in the house frame, wood rot in the frame, alignment problems, non-standard window sizes for older homes and unstable studs that need to be replaced.
In the case of bay window that are older than 1978, the paint that was used back then had an unhealthy quantity of lead. This means that you shouldn’t be attempting to dismantle the bay window replacement and start the project without first consulting with expert windows with interior blinds – blinds between the glass installers.
In other cases, making repairs is enough to restore the functionality of a Pella Lifestyle Series and Pella Architect Series window. Recent window models often come in modular styles that make replacement of its faulty parts easier, even for those with basic handyman skills. Modular windows have widely available replacement parts, which is another good reason why you should consider updating your rotting frame window to newer models.
If you have limited handyman skills and you feel that your window needs some fixing my window frames are rotting, it will be a good idea to take pictures or video of it to show to expert installers who will give you advice on how to proceed to replace all my windows. Hiring experts to do the job for you may be an added expense, but it is worth the cost just to ensure that the needed repairs are done properly.
Springfield is a census-designated place within Fairfax County, VA. Homes in this CDP come in a wide range of styles, from rustic colonial styles, to craftsman to mid-century modern homes. Hiring window installers with extensive experience with these type of houses, will therefore go a long way in making sure that your new window is installed properly. Contact local window companies and get free estimate or “In-home window estimate”.
Door Replacement and Installation
When it comes to home-improvement projects, you may have local or family contractor that your friends recommend, but when it comes to window and door installation you want to think twice about who you hire. The installation process is as important as the quality of the door or window purchased. This is because a poor installation can lead to moisture getting inside the wall or frame and ultimately creating rot. Once the frame of the window or door begins to rot, there is nothing left to do but to replace the entire door, or window, all over again. Energy efficient doors especially are very heavy, and we highly recommend using a professional certified installer.
Lucky for you, we already have an experienced team of certified installers to ensure your windows and doors are installed without issues. Plus, when you use our team of installers you lock in a stronger warranty that covers the window or entry door installation, patio door installation, basement door installation.
When you work with us we make the design process exciting and straightforward. Our window and sliding glass door specialist will guide you through our many product lines and various style options as you create the windows and doors of your dreams.
Whether you are looking for wood windows, vinyl windows, fiberglass or composite, we have many styles of each to choose from. Choose between functional options like shades between the 3 panel sliding glass door, window panes, noise-reducing glass, roll screens, and more. All of our windows meet, or exceed, energy ratings in each state, but you can customize how much more energy efficient you would like your windows to be with options like: triple pane glass, low-E coatings, argon and krypton gas layers and more. If you are ready to get a free estimate and start designing your windows and doors, schedule a free estimate by filling out the form on this page, or call us today!
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