8 Reasons to IMPROVE your Windows

  • Have a More Energy Efficient Home
  • Stop Sun Damage from UV Rays
  • Increased Prop­erty Value
  • Lower Monthly Electric Bills
  • Pro­tec­t Glass from Vio­lent Weather
  • Balance Room Temperatures
  • Pro­tec­tion against Vandalism
  • Deter Forced Entry Through Glass

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Does Your House Need Replacement Windows?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Many people today don’t seem to be tuned in to how much windows have an effect on their heating and cooling bills. Over time, the windows have passed through many modifications, so any windows that were installed in homes before 1990 will more than likely need an upgrade.

There are a few things to think about when your windows need an upgrade. Here are Five reasons mentioned below.

Cracks, are no laughing matter:  It does not matter whether the cracks are within the frame or the glass. Either way, cracks allow a large quantity of hot and cold air to pass through your windows. This may translate into abnormally high electric or gas bills. To avoid this, replace the windows as soon as monetarily possible.

Style it up!:  It can determine the curb appeal of your house. Most realtors will agree, a classic looking home can fetch a better price in the housing market. Simply substituting the older windows with new, fashionable ones is enough to spice up the overall look of your home.

Mind the Gap:  Even the slightest gaps between the window framework and the glass is quite dangerous. It indicates that the glass is loose and may fall out at any time. It also means there is a large loss of hot or cold air to the outside. The sensible this is to replace windows in this condition, than paying large electricity bill each month.

How old it too old?:  As stated before, if your home was built before 1990, you more than likely have windows that were made around the same decade. There are new products being introduced on the market. Making this change will do wonders to the overall appearance of your house by creating a stylish and elegant look.

Sticky Windows?:  Wood windows can fall victim to many different issues. Mainly they will stick – whether it’s due to a bad paint job or the elements that can cause the wood to swell. There are even times that the wood will dry up and shrink. Unfortunately all of these issues can cause sliding problems or even render the window useless. Opening and closing a window like this takes too much effort, the point of having a functional windows is lost.

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The main reason why homeowners bypass window replacement is that they think it is a costly affair. What they do not take in account is the return on investment this upgrade creates every month. This is most noticeable on utility bills. There are an endless number of other benefits by replacing old, cracked, sticky windows. Once all of this is considered, you may realize that replacing windows is definitely worth the investment.

A Window Film retrofit can be a cost effective solution to save energy

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) – a non-profit group – released a report that establishes window films are the most cost effective retrofit to save energy and reduce carbon footprint for consumers. This report was written for consumers in California, but it is applicable to our customer’s here in North Texas.

The study was conducted by ConSol, which is based in California. For the purpose of the study, the firm compared the installation of window films on existing buildings with other energy saving measures such as installing new HVAC units, which save energy, caulking and air sealing and R-38 ceiling insulation. When such comparisons were made, it was found out that using window films resulted in higher energy savings. In current building structures, installation of window films alone can result in a payback within a period of two years and also result in 70% a return on investment based on the location of the window film and the type of construction. The IWFA is a body of window film dealers, manufacturers and distributors who are focused on achieving growth in the industry by providing unprejudiced research material that will facilitate governments to come out with supporting policies and also help in enhancing the awareness about window films. The non profit organization maintains alliances with trade associations, government agencies, advance dealers and businesses to provide valuable services to their customers.

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