When should I buy new replacement windows?
Homeowners who are looking to increase energy efficiency and lower utility bills are in a great position to buy new replacement windows. In addition, upgrading to energy efficient replacement windows is an attractive incentive to many buyers if you’re looking to sell your home. The best time to replace your home windows is when the windows are underperforming and you’re seeing a consistent spike in utility bills.
Will new replacement windows eliminate drafts in my home?
Drafts are caused by windows that are poorly installed or improperly insulated. The combination of quality replacement windows and professional instillation will eliminate drafts. A quality replacement window will not solve draft problems alone if it is not properly insulated; just as a perfect insulation job will not be effective when using a poor quality window.
Are custom replacement windows better than standard premade windows?
One of the benefits of installing custom replacement windows is that it fits exactly into the space designed for your home window. When properly installed, a custom size replacement window will create an airtight seal. In addition, purchasing custom replacement windows allows you to virtually create your own design that is perfect for your home.
How much do replacement windows cost?
While purchasing the cheapest replacement windows available may sound appealing, the replacement window industry is absolutely an industry where “you get what you pay for.” If you are purchasing quality replacement windows, expect to spend from $7,000 to $20,000 for an average house, and custom sizes can add another 15 percent on top of that.
What is the most energy efficient replacement window?
The most energy efficient replacement windows are those manufactured by Energy Star. Triple Pane replacement windows are also extremely energy efficient; they are constructed with a third pane of glass that takes energy efficiency to the next level.