- December 16, 2020
- Posted by: blogging
- Category: Window & Doors
Have you ever heard the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? This old saying certainly applies to window replacement. If you maintain your home by replacing older, outdated windows, you can save money in the long term. At Mr. Windows Houston, our professionally trained staff is available to talk with you about how replacing your windows is an ounce of prevention you should be willing to make in your home.
Contact Mr. Windows Houston TODAY to discuss all the ways window replacement could save you money in the future.
There is a great deal of debate on whether or not window replacement saves money on energy bills. Although it takes time to see the savings after an installation, it is our experience that homeowners do save money on energy costs with modern windows.
According to the Department of Energy, energy loss attributed to windows accounts for approximately 25% of the annual heating and cooling costs of the average American homeowner. As a result, that’s a pretty significant number and also offers pretty big savings if you replace your current windows with new models.
Can you feel the cool air in the winter or warm air in the summer when you walk by your windows? Have you noticed a draft? Do your windows ever get cloudy or become foggy? Are the windows hard to open and close?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you likely have inefficient windows.
Modern window technology saves homeowners both money and energy, too. Vinyl or fiberglass window frames are much more energy-efficient than the old fashioned aluminum. Aluminum frames allowed hot and cold air to pass through from one side to the other.
Older windows are usually single-paned. Replacement windows are typically double-paned, sometimes triple-paned for insulation purposes, and treated with a low-e coating. In between these panes, manufacturers pump in argon or krypton. These gases reduce the amount of air transferred in and out of your house.
This extra insulation and energy efficiency means your air-conditioning unit may get a little break during our sweltering Texas summers. That’s a difference you should see sooner rather than later.
What Are the Best Windows?
If you are unsure about the best windows for your home, take the time to talk with one of our Mr. Windows Houston team members. Experienced in the brands we sell and the manufacturers with whom we deal, our team members will be able to answer your questions and help you determine what windows are best for your home and budget.
Usually, we advise homeowners to choose windows with an Energy Star rating. This means the windows will meet energy code requirements and aid in the energy efficiency of the home.
Ask about potential tax credits on your new windows. If your windows are Energy Star rated, you will likely receive a tax credit totaling 10% of the cost of the new windows. That’s worth checking!
It doesn’t matter what kind of fancy windows you purchase as replacements. If the installation team does a lousy job, you won’t reap any benefit from your new investment. At Mr. Windows Houston, our experienced window installers take the time to install your windows according to best practices and industry standards.
We won’t leave you with incomplete or unsatisfactory work. We appreciate our customers and treat you the way we would want to be treated.
Superior windows. Super work. Every time.
If you are looking to sell your home any time soon and your windows haven’t been replaced, this will be a determining factor in the amount you’ll be able to sell your home. Most conservative estimates are to expect to recoup approximately 70% of the purchase price of your replacement windows when it’s time to sell your home. That’s a substantial amount of money to consider!
Simply put, new windows look nice and make your home look more valuable. Also, new windows will help protect your home from future problems due to old, leaky windows like dry-rotted window sills, drywall, and potentially dangerous mold.
Check Off Your List By Calling Mr. Windows
Once you replace your windows with new windows with energy-efficient panes, it’s likely you won’t have to replace them again for as long as you live in the home. New windows are designed to last. Mr. Windows Houston’s windows are maintenance-free. They don’t rot, warp, crack, or need painting. All our windows come with a lifetime transferable warranty, too. Once you replace your windows, you can check that home maintenance piece off your list and not worry about it again.
About Mr. Windows Houston
Mr. Windows Houston is a family-owned and operated business that provides custom-made replacement windows, entry doors, patio doors, siding, and gutters for Houston and its surrounding communities. We’ve provided quality products with exceptional service for over ten years. Because of this, we are proud of the relationships we’ve built with our friends and neighbors.
We provide attention to detail and custom quality work for every project. We are dedicated to finding the best materials and pay close attention to detail. Because we aren’t a chain, you’ll find our work shines in its artistry.
We treat you like we would want to be treated – a rarity in a city the size of Houston. We know you will be pleased with the quality of the windows we provide, our craftsmanship and installation, and our customer service.
Don’t let a small budget keep you from necessary maintenance on your home. We have competitive financing available. We offer specials and incentives for most of your projects, including window and door replacement. Call Mr. Windows Houston for a FREE quote today!
To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we offer virtual appointments for window and door and glass repair consultations. Don’t delay talking with one of our project specialists. We will work with you to determine the safest course of action for your home projects.