Winter is right around the corner, are you ready? If you have windows that are 15 years or older, it is time to consider replacing your windows. Older windows can lead to draftiness and expensive energy bills. When you upgrade to energy-efficient windows, not only will you see a decrease in your utility costs, you will finally be able to enjoy standing near a window and not feeling a cold draft of air. If you are planning to sell your home, investing in new windows is one of the best remodeling projects to consider as you can normally recoup 80% of the project cost value. For most homeowners, new windows can add on an extra $12,000 to the selling price of your home.
How much will new windows cost? The price varies based on the style of window you would like to select and the size of your home. Kool Breeze will schedule a consultation to discuss the various window options and how much it will cost you. Normally quality Energy Star windows start around $120 or more for a 36 x 72 inch, single-hung window. However, there are installation costs to consider as well.
Reducing Your Energy Bill
You can save money on your monthly energy bill by installing new windows. Normally you will be able to plan on a savings upwards of 15% each year due to new windows. Of course, different windows and their U-rating can make a difference in how much you can save. Different coatings on the windows also make an impact on the cost of the windows and how effective they are at keeping the heat inside your home during the winter.
Gas fills are another aspect of healthy windows prepared to properly insulate your home. Gas fills normally consist of argon or krypton gas designed to be sandwiched between layers and improves insulation and reduces heat transfer. However, gas fills are not always effective for Utah homeowners due to higher altitudes. Foam insulation around the windows can make a difference in helping to keep your costs lower by preventing heat from escaping the home.
Window Frame Materials
Another important aspect of window installation and window replacement is to determine the type of frame you would like to use. Frame materials often include aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass, or wood. Each window frame has it’s own strength when it comes to finishing the home. It is important to meet with one of our window experts to determine the best solution for your home. Call Kool Breeze today for more information about energy efficient windows.