Are you considering replacing your old windows? Do you dream about windows that won’t be drafty? Do you wish for windows that won’t require unsightly storm windows, and that will also tilt in for easy cleaning? New windows will definitely be more efficient than your old ones. Plus, they will also lower your heating and cooling bills. Are you ready to change your windows? Here are some points you need to consider before you make the investment.
New Windows Are Energy Efficient
Today’s best dual-paned windows are about twice as effective at retaining heat and air conditioning as the single-paned units installed just a couple of decades ago and will result in about 5% to 15% total energy savings.
Don’t Let Your New Windows Rot!
There Are Two Ways to Replace Old Windows
Your contractor can pull off the interior and exterior trim to install a whole new window unit. They will then insulate the gaps and reinstall the trim. This is the same process that is used during a full renovation project. A second option is to install a window insert (a smaller unit that fits inside the existing opening). This way they avoid the need for removing the existing trim.
We Use Alside Windows
At Giron Roofing, we know that the success of any project is largely dependent on the materials that we use. By partnering with a high-quality window manufacturer, like Alside, we know that we won’t have to come back to redo windows for manufacturer defects that are beyond our control. We want our customers to be satisfied with both the quality of the installation as well as the quality of the windows. That’s why we recommend Alside.
Think About Your Budget
If you are dealing with old drafty, windows that rattle or won’t stay open, you may not necessarily have to replace them. A window restoration specialist, a good handyperson or a carpenter can provide all the help you might need:
- Free up a painted-shut upper sash
- Replace broken panes
- Sash cords
- Install new hardware
- Place new putty to hold the glass in place
- Add weather-stripping
By the time they’re finished addressing your problems, your old windows may make you just as happy as brand-new ones while keeping an eye on your budget! Also, you may be living in an old house that has good-looking windows that are well worth preserving. However, if you do end up replacing just some windows, make sure to match the look of the original ones. Use wood rather than vinyl to replace existing wood and match the number of panes in each window to the originals. And if you’re still interested in finding ways to cut your energy bills, there are some cost-effective ways that don’t necessarily imply replacing the windows, like adding insulation to your attic and basement.
New windows can drastically improve the aspect of your home. Boost your home’s beauty with new, energy-efficient windows from Giron Roofing in Portland. Give us a call today to schedule a free in-home consultation with a member of our team of professionals. You’ll be glad you did.