New windows can save you a fortune on heating costs if you install them correctly. There’s plenty of product variation involving pane and glass thickness, but the important thing is to get the job done before entering the cold winter.
In this post, we’ll show you when to replace your windows and how to assess other components around your home exterior.
New Windows and Your Heating Bill
The way to determine whether a window project will allow you to save money on your utility bills is to do an energy audit both before and after the project. It’s tricky, however, because there could be other confounding factors (like leaking doors or roof problems). Then again, you can learn a lot by tracking things before and after you install something new.
The level of energy efficiency you can expect will depend significantly on the window type, too. These are the design and material questions you must ask:
- Do you wish to install single, double, or triple-pane windows? Thicker panes will do much more to decrease air entry and noise levels.
- Did your previous windows have argon gas in the pane that isn’t there any longer due to wear and tear?
- What window materials do you want (vinyl, fiberglass, etc.)? Vinyl wears out faster than other materials.
- Is there low-e treatment in the glass? This determines how much UV radiation gets through the glass and into your home in the summer and winter.
Factors Other Than Windows
These window issues matter a lot, but if something else in your home is outdated or worn, you might only address the problem superficially. It’s one thing to eliminate draftiness or noises (which window installation will do), but you may still need to examine other exterior components. Fortunately, we offer comprehensive assistance for those energy efficient features.
Siding and Roof Issues That Impact Your Heating Bill
Do you struggle with old vinyl siding that hasn’t been replaced in years? Does it have holes or warped boards that allow cold drafts into your home?
If so, then this should be a key item on your energy audit. The same goes for the condition of your roof. Fortunately, there are ways to remedy both problems with new material replacement. We recommend checking out the durable James Hardie Siding to replace your older stuff, and we also give you an estimate on new roof shingles from manufacturers like Owens Corning.
Don’t Forget About Doors
Doors are the other exterior component that we would often pair with window concerns. When they get old and deteriorate, you’ll suffer many of the same problems. You’ll know you have a compromised door if you notice things like:
- The door is coming off the hinges.
- It sticks or won’t lock properly.
- The door drags along the floor when you open or close it.
- Lots of light and cold air is coming from underneath it.
- There are other signs of damage like rust, cracks, or scratches.
- These are all red flags that indicate a need for replacement doors.
CoMo Premium Exteriors: Reliable Installation for New Windows, Siding, Roofing, Doors and More
You should have your windows replaced by a professional when you spend good money for it. That’s our service commitment when you choose to work with CoMo Premium Exteriors. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and BloggerLocal endorses as one of the top exterior remodelers in Missouri.
Furthermore, our previous clients can testify to our thorough workmanship. You can see that yourself by scrolling through several positive reviews on our website or on our Google Reviews profile.
Contact CoMo Premium Exteriors to install new windows and finally get those exorbitant power bills under control.
With more than 20 years in the construction field, Chet’s experience ranges from running operations for a local garage door company to managing large scale remodeling projects for a local contractor. Chet began his career with CoMo Premium Exteriors as a Sales Rep, then moved to Sales Manager, and now serves as our General Manager. With almost 20 years in the Army National Guard, Chet has superb organizational ability and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.