Window replacement is one of the few projects that you can tackle that will make your home more eco-friendly. The replacement window units available in the market today can substantially improve your home’s energy efficiency all year round, as well as boost your home’s comfort, appearance and overall value.
D&M Roofing, your local roofing contractor, also specializes in replacement window installations. Here’s what you need to know about how new windows can help you achieve a greener home.
The Cost of Going GreenWhen it comes to attaining an eco-friendly home through replacement windows, one of the first questions homeowners ask about is the project’s cost. Taking homeowner needs and energy efficiency requirements into account, it can be hard to pinpoint the estimate of green window replacement.
With that in mind, there are things to ponder before deciding whether this project is the best for your situation. For one, replacing your old, inefficient windows with new ones can increase your home’s energy efficiency by at least 30 percent. The benefits would be even greater if you consider some green remodeling and design ideas like passive solar heating, natural lighting and cool roofing installation.
Also, the true value of eco-friendly living isn’t always best measured in the dollars you save on your energy bill. An energy efficient home is also healthier, doesn’t require as much maintenance and puts importance on quality and comfort.
Features of Green WindowsIn choosing the best possible green replacement windows, it’s a must that you check for these features:
Multiple Panes – Upgrading to a window with at least two window panes can help reduce your heating costs by 15 percent.
Low-E Coatings – Special window glass coatings can help prevent heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. These also protect your interior from fading, especially when there’s abundant sunlight entering your home.
Low Conductivity Frames – Consider window frames that provide adequate insulation like wood, vinyl or fiberglass.
D&M Roofing is more than just a roofing company. We install replacement windows that are specifically designed to provide maximum energy efficiency through a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures common in our local area every year.
Call us today at (330) 852-3800 to learn more about our window offerings. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Akron, Canton and the surrounding OH communities.