Windows are among the most eye-catching elements in a house. They give homeowners access to scenery, natural light, and fresh air and can contribute greatly to a home’s interior and exterior appeal. But apart from aesthetics and their basic functions, windows have increasingly been contributing to sustainability and energy efficiency. These high-tech windows are now sought-after not only in homes all over the country, but in commercial establishments as well.
Michigan window companies strongly advise all owners of houses with single-pane windows to go for replacements. This is a strategy that should cut down utility costs per month. Commercial establishments can also benefit from similar strategies: Low-E commercial windows do wonders in reducing heat loss, which also saves energy. And any window that is old, drafty, difficult to open, and condensation-prone needs replacement ASAP, as this excerpt from an HGTV Remodels article stresses:
It’s usually pretty easy to tell when your home needs new windows. You can see the drafts blowing the curtains, water damage is clearly visible, or frost is present on the inside layer of glass during the winter.
Complete unit replacement — basically a new window with new flashing, sealants, caulking and insulation — is the best option for significantly compromised or damaged windows and openings.
Vinyl replacement windows are some of the best options around today. They are cost-effective, require low maintenance, and are decent insulators. Watch out for the Energy Star label—these windows have been tested for their efficiency and performance in different environments and would be the best fit for your home.
Kroll Construction, a leading provider of replacement windows in Michigan, offers high-performance products from some of the biggest names in the industry. They have been serving Detroit, Livonia, Westland, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and the surrounding areas for more than 5 decades and have built a solid reputation throughout. Visit www.krollwindow.com and get a free estimate today.
(Article Excerpt and Image From Choosing and Installing Replacement Windows, hgtvremodels.com)