Spring has sprung. The weather is noticeably warmer, the days are long, the flowers are in bloom, and your home is ready for a little TLC. It’s spring cleaning time. So grab your broom, grab your feather duster, grab whatever else it is you use to clean your home, and get to cleaning. Summer will be here before you know it. Clean your floors, dust your shelves, weed your gardens, but don’t forget to clean and inspect your windows. You may discover that your home needs a little more TLC than you originally thought.
Warning Signs Replacement Windows Might be in Your Future
Do you need replacement windows? Let’s find out…
Your Energy Bills Higher Than Mount Everest
“New energy efficient windows and doors can help save money and make a home more comfortable,” said Bob Merrill, JELD-WEN executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Abnormally high energy bills can be a clear indication that your windows are not as energy efficient as they could be. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), windows account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. So maybe it’s time to consider upgrading your windows and saving as much as $465 annually. Those savings on top of a return on investment (ROI) of 70-90% mean these windows will eventually pay for themselves.
“New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs,” added the United States Department of Energy (DOE).
The NFL Isn’t the Only Thing With a Draft
Have you noticed a bit of a draft around your windows? Did you know that your windows can account for 20% of a home’s overall air leakage? Yikes! Replacement windows can help correct those drafts, increase energy efficiency, and comfort. That’s like a win-win-win!
A Single-Pane Window Can Cause a lot of…Pain
Well, not really. But it could cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Single-pane windows are incredibly inefficient. They are also easier to break. Dual pane or even triple pane windows are a much better option.
Mowers and Dogs and Children – Oh My!
Do you hear everything going on outside? Replacing your old windows could be the solution to your problem. Newer windows are much better at reducing noise transmission into your home.
- Ultraviolet rays can cause your furniture and carpets to fade. Newer windows can help prevent this from happening.
- Leaky windows are a sure sign that you NEED replacement windows and you need them now.
- Do your windows close and lock properly? If not, new windows may be the answer.
Replacement Windows from Architectural Window Supply
For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
Call Architectural Window Supply at 410-266-5254 or visit our website for information about energy efficient windows and to order your new panes without pain. Keep with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!