Do replacement windows really pay for themselves or is that just a sales line?
It really depends on the quality of the window you replace your old windows with. If you select high-quality, energy-efficient windows you will immediately start saving money the moment the windows are installed. Keep in mind, savings will vary, but expertly engineered and professionally installed windows lower home energy consumption.
Thermal performance of windows and doors can be easily determined. Some window products come with thermal performance ratings established by an independent laboratory. They are usually validated by an inspection agency such as NFRC requirements.
Thermal performance can be measured using thermography and supporting methods, like air leak tests and heat-flux measurements. With the results of these tests and measurements, we can compare windows with each other and make decisions on the quality of the installation work and the thermal performance of windows.
Another important factor in whether you will save money or not relies on the window glazing. It depends on the new glazing type you choose. The heat loss (measured in BTU per square foot per hour) of a new window in comparison to an old drafty single pane window can over 70% less. That is how you save money and pay for your new windows!
Keep in mind, with vinyl replacement windows, maintenance is also virtually eliminated. No need to scrape and paint windows. These energy and maintenance savings will allow you to recoup your window investment over time.
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Replacement windows can save you a ton of money which is why they are a great investment. However, you will want to make sure you are choosing the right replacement windows for your home and your budget. Our services can help you! We offer Free Replacement Window Quotes from local, reliable contractors.