Many people think of replacement windows and only consider how new windows will make their home more energy efficient. We agree that, by far, the biggest reasons homeowners share with us for replacing their windows is to improve their home’s energy efficiency. However, replacement windows will also improve the comfort of your home.
Replacement windows often fit better, close more tightly and have dual panes of glass. As a result, they allow fewer drafts into your home. Although this is one reason that your home will be more energy efficient, it will also make it more comfortable, especially in rooms where previously you were chilled when sitting by a window.
Although the reduction in exterior noise varies with window material, panes of glass and if you have a fill in your replacement windows, you’re sure to enjoy a quieter home. This is especially beneficial to those on a busy street or near the airport.
Although you may not think that your replacement windows will make your home brighter, there are a few ways they may. First, if you choose a less busy window grid pattern, you’ll have more open window space to let the light in. Second, because your windows have Low-E glass and filter out UV rays which lead to a warm home, you’re more likely to open your shades or curtains. And, lastly, you can choose the Visible Transmittance or VT of your windows so you have just the right amount of light in your home.
Less HVAC System Strain
Because your replacement windows are keeping out drafts, filtering the UV light and are more energy efficient overall, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard. This leads to a more comfortable home because your HVAC should be able to keep your home at the temperature you desire without constantly running.
If you’re considering replacement windows and are only thinking about how they’ll lower your utility bills, there are other benefits. Not only those listed above but also higher resale value, easier maintenance and better curb appeal. Cooley Roofing can help you choose the right windows for your home and budget. Call us today at (336) 766-6488 for your free estimate or fill out our contact form for your appointment.