It’s hard to reconcile the concept of saving money when you have to spend money when buying new windows. In today’s post, local replacement windows and patio doors installation company Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City explains how getting new windows can help you save money.
To understand how windows affect your home’s energy efficiency, let us first discuss how an energy envelope works. An energy envelope consists of the roof, the exterior walls and fenestrations: entry doors, skylights and windows. They create an insulated enclosure that reduces thermal transfer between indoor and outdoor spaces, which helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures. This helps reduce indoor heating and cooling requirements, which ultimately results in energy savings.
The right kind of windows can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Since windows are mostly made of glass—a naturally conductive substance—you need insulated glass to help reduce thermal transfer. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and sliding doors are equipped with High Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which features a double pane design that, thanks to its insulating airspace, can ultimately help you save on your utility bills.
An aesthetically appealing exterior can help boost your home’s value and curb appeal. This can raise your home’s value, which can result in a significant return on investment, should you decide to sell your house in the future. But even if you’re not planning to, a home with a beautiful exterior can certainly turn heads in your neighborhood.
Cleaning and Maintenance Costs
Whether you clean your windows yourself or hire professionals to do it, there are always associated costs to consider. If you have a traditional window, it means you’ll have to buy various tools and paint or wood stain. You’ll also have to set aside time to clean and scrape the windows before repainting them. If you’re the “leave it to the pros” type, you still have to pay a contractor to do it.
Choosing low-maintenance replacement windows can help you save on the time, cost and effort needed to keep your windows clean. Our High Performance Low-E4 glass and Fibrex® material frames require virtually no maintenance, and can help you save on cleaning and maintenance costs.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City is your leading provider of replacement windows and French doors. Give us a call at (913) 385-1300. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Olathe and the surrounding communities.