The economy is tight, meaning that every home improvement dollar spent has to yield maximum return on investment. It’s hard to imagine a home upgrade that does more to improve a home’s energy efficiency, comfort, appearance, and security than replacement windows. Additionally, replacement windows are consistently cited among the upgrades homeowners report being the most satisfied with.
The news has made it out to the media. We’re pleased to report that a large number of media outlets have picked up on the fact that vinyl replacement windows, fiberglass replacement windows, and wood replacement windows offer many benefits to homeowners. Selecting the best home replacement windows can be difficult. You want to work with a qualified replacement window specialist, one who is well versed in the environmental conditions your home experiences and what type of windows perform well in that environment.
Additionally, you want to work with a replacement window installation team that is well trained, professional and proficient, the authorized representative of a reputable replacement window company, such as Harvey, Pella, Alside, or Champion.
With all that in mind, you need look no closer than your nearest newspaper or online media to find the news: replacement windows make good sense.
To wit, we’d like to quote the Homer Horizon:
“First and foremost, replacing old, inefficient windows can reap major dividends,” said Molidor, who recommends casement or double-hung, wood-clad windows with double-pane low-E glass and Argon or Krypton gas insulation. “New windows immediately improve the esthetic appeal of your property. Also, they can decrease fading of interior colors and fabrics caused by ultraviolet light intrusion. You won’t have to worry about putting up and taking down storm windows. And, most importantly, quality new windows that are properly installed will reduce air intrusion and extrusion, thus shrinking your energy bills.”
In fact, according to the Alliance to Save Energy, a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders, efficient replacement windows can reduce your heating and cooling bills by up to 30 percent.
Molidor’s mom Mary Lou, owner of a two-story Prairie-style home in La Grange built in the 1920s, can testify to the benefits of replacement windows. Her son installed new Pella Architectural Series windows in her older abode a few years back, and Mrs. Molidor can’t say enough about the perks.
“I used to have to call up Tom to come over and help me crank open my older, slatted jalousie windows, which seemed to constantly need maintenance,” she said. “Not only were they a headache to operate, but they were making my house too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter. But my new windows are simple to open and have greatly increased the climate comfort in my home.”