Have you been feeling the effects of your inefficient single pane windows? If your home is drafty and you can hear the traffic and outside noise, it is time to upgrade your single pane windows to a double-glazed unit. Although, it may sound like a costly expenditure, it might not be as bad as you think. Below are 3 reasons why:
Lower Energy Bills
With rising cost of living, we are all trying to find ways to decrease our monthly expenses. Although double-glazed windows don’t use energy, they are a crucial part to making our homes more energy efficient. Single pane windows can be a substantial source of energy loss, up to 25% of your home’s total heat loss, by allowing cold air in and hard-earned money out. With all of that heat loss, our homes either become uncomfortably cold or result in us turning up the heat and energy bills. Upgrading to ENERGY STAR Most Efficient windows can save you an average of 8% on your energy bills as they are up to are up to 40% more efficient than a standard window.
Increase the Value of your Home
There always seem to be a laundry list of home improvements and renovations that need to be done. Why not start with the ones that will increase your homes value the most? Upgrading to double-glazed windows and doors along with energy efficient upgrades are always a good choice. On average, homeowners can recover 50-100% of new window and door costs when they sell their home.
If the first two reasons aren’t reason enough, the warranties offered at First Response Glass should be. All sealed units come with a 10-year manufacturers warranty against seal failure, that is double the standard warranty that is offered from most manufacturers. In addition, we offer a full workmanship guarantee. If the work done doesn’t meet the required standards or you’re not happy with the workmanship, we will do everything we can to rectify the matter in a timely and professional manner.
Not only are new windows a financially sound investment (especially when there is a workmanship and 10-year seal failure guarantee), they will improve the quality of home life, reducing noise and energy bills. Contact us today for a free estimate and to learn more about upgrading to double-pane windows.