It seems that we’re seeing the EPA’s Energy Star label everywhere these days when it comes to our electronics and appliances, and that’s a great thing. However, have you noticed that it’s also found on some windows? The window, an often-overlooked part of the home, is a huge part of your home’s energy-efficiency equation. We’ll go over some of the benefits of having energy-efficient windows in this article.
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Saves on Energy Bills
You’ve probably seen that these windows can cut down on energy costs, and wondered if the initial investment you made would actually pay off. Well, a lot of that depends on your home’s structure and other factors, but some people have reported saving up to $50 a month or even more. Not to mention, if you use the right windows, you can claim them as an energy tax credit on your tax returns, or use rebates, which can save even more.
Regulates Temperatures Better
It’s inevitable that with time you’ll notice a draft here and there, whether it comes from the windows or the attic or other sources. The good news is that if it’s the windows, you’re going to see a pretty quick difference in those drafts once they’re either repaired or replaced. Your AC and furnace won’t have to kick on so often, and you’ll feel far more comfortable!
Increases Resale Value
Never underestimate how the windows in your home will impact your home’s resale value, both aesthetically and because of their energy-efficiency. You might be years away from selling your home, but considering that windows can remain efficient for 20 years or more, it’s not entirely out of the question. In fact, many Realtors will add these windows and appliances to their list of benefits your home offers. And it bears mentioning that if you’re in a position right now where you have to replace them, installing cheap ones isn’t likely to have a positive impact on the value of your home. You might have just put a band-aid on a problem that will rear its head again sooner than you anticipated.
Let’s Talk Budget
Speaking of band-aids, you might be wondering about performing maintenance instead of installing brand new windows because it’s way out of your budget at the moment. We can absolutely take a look at your existing conditions and determine if there is anything that can be done to make the situation more comfortable for the time being and explore feasible less expensive options. Also keep in mind that we offer financing through two reputable companies that we have had arrangements with for years, and the monthly payment might be more manageable over the long run.
Legacy Roof Co. is Kansas City’s expert in roofing, windows, siding, gutters, and more. Schedule your consultation with us, and we’ll look at all angles to come up with a plan that works for you. We look forward to building a legacy for you!