Investing in energy-efficient windows is one of the best things you can do for the environment and your budget. While there might be extra upfront costs on these windows, the long-term benefits far outweigh the costs you incur now.
What does making your windows energy-efficient entail? It’s simple: replace your old, worn windows with newer replacement windows that incorporate the latest energy-saving technology. In today’s post, Kroll Construction elucidates on this concept below.
Seals Are Paramount
Windows are supposed to keep drafts and undesirable temperature levels on the outside from coming in, and vice versa. In other words, it keeps heat out in summer and heat inside in winter. According to the Department of Energy, 30% of energy can be lost through windows and doors that leak, so it’s a must to replace their seals with newer, tighter and more durable units.
How about light? While curtains can help with curbing the light, sometimes it doesn’t keep out the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which is responsible for the premature fading of furniture. With the right window glazing, such as the kind found on our Alside® windows, you protect your interior from the long-term effects of UV rays.
The Right Frames
Even window frames have a role to play in creating energy efficiency. Professionals like us know the right materials that can handle the particular weather in your area. While wood can be good for basic frames, you can upgrade to more resistant materials such as vinyl for better durability.
If you don’t take care of your windows, you can be sure that wear and tear and even mold can form and affect their tight seals. Consult your window manufacturer’s maintenance guide and maintain them occasionally.
Kroll Construction is one of the leading window companies in Michigan. Ready to invest in new windows that will save you money down the road? Call us today at (844) 688-9632.