How Do Energy Efficient Windows Save You Money?

Energy efficient windows are designed to keep cold air out and warm air in. These types of windows are multiple-glazed and they have low-E coatings. High quality edge spacers and frames are also commom with energy efficient windows. The advantages of energy efficient windows outweigh the disadvantages, but the downside to energy efficient windows is still worth mentioning.

Window Replacements Are a Valuable Investment

Overall, the cost of replacement windows is worth the money you’ll spend—you’ll recoup about 70 to 80 percent of your costs on your home’s market value. So if your window replacement cost is $400, you can expect that to increase your home’s value by $280 to $320. To give you some perspective, replacing a home’s entry door returned around 97 percent of the initial investment while adding a sunroom returned just 52 percent. Very few improvements recoup 100 percent or more of their costs.

Four Features to Consider When Shopping for Replacement Windows

Once upon a time, home owners shopped for single pane windows. Today, we are much more concerned with energy efficiency when we have a residential remodel. For starters, the traditional single window pane of clear glass offers little insulation against the cold of the winter and the heat of the summer. As you are shopping features for your window replacement, here are four features to consider when looking at windows for your residential window replacement remodel.

3 Reasons to Choose Energy Star Rated Replacement Windows

Energy Star Rated Replacement Windows

1. Cash In Your Pocket

The more energy efficient your windows, the better our home will be at storing the heating or cooling that you have within the home.  Windows are the most common place for energy to escape, forcing your HVAC system to run more in a less efficient home. As the rating goes up, the air leakage goes down. This means that your heating and cooling system runs less after your window replacement.

Protecting Your Largest Investment and Gaining a Return on Your Investment

When you’re dreaming about home ownership, energy efficient, high performance windows may not be the first thing to come to mind. After you’ve purchased your home, however, your outlook will probably change. That second story pop-top may have made your fantasy wish list, but once you’re thinking in terms of return on investment, big-ticket items don’t necessarily deliver.

How to Read Energy Efficiency Labelling on Replacement Windows

At Clearwater Exteriors, we help our clients understand replacement windows every day. We often get asked about the energy efficiency labeling, energy star ratings, and how to understand what you are putting in your home when you do a window replacement project. This blog is intended to help you better understand the stickers you see on the replacement windows.

Moving Beyond White Windows

Moving beyond Vinyl White Windows: Timeless Exterior Color in Your Window Replacement

As you consider your window replacement remodel, we want to help you navigate the choices ahead. We have helped many clients through this important selection process. This article will help you navigate the choices you will make with your designer.