Why Should I Replace My Windows?
Windows are a great way to bring light and fresh air into your home, but those qualities can also hurt your wallet when it comes time to pay your heating and cooling bills. Even though your windows may look fine, they could be costing you a lot by causing your heating and air conditioning units to work extra hard to keep your home comfortable.
In recent years, there have been many advancements in the technologies used to manufacture windows. Today’s windows have features that lower the rate of heat transfer and block harmful UV rays while still allowing ample natural light to pass through.
When you are ready to upgrade your home’s windows, make sure you understand the following points to
make sure that you are making the right investment in your home:
- Materials: Each element of a window can contribute to its efficiency. Vinyl windows are better at reducing heat transfer and low E dual-paned glass with gas insulation will generate significant savings on your power bills. The combinations are practically endless to create the perfect windows that enhance the beauty of your home and lower your utility costs.
- Energy efficiency: Energy efficiency is measured by a series of ratings including U-factor (conduction of non-solar heat flow), solar heat gain coefficient (Amount of solar radiation admitted into the home) and visible transmittance (visible spectrum of sunlight allowed into home). An easy way to ensure that you are purchasing energy-efficient windows is to look for the Energy Star Label.
- Installation: Professional installation guarantees that your windows will perform at their best. BRL is proud to offer no-damage retrofit that protects your home’s exterior during the installation of your new windows.
If you are ready to replace your windows, your first step should be to call BRL. We can handle your project from start to finish because we don’t just sell windows—we are a licensed and bonded contractor that can install them to you. All you’ll need to worry about is how you are going to spend all that money that you aren’t sending to the power company anymore. Contact us for a free consultation today.