All homes and business in Illinois and Indiana have windows of some sort. However, there are probably a lot of things that you don’t know about your windows, ranging from how long they’ll last to how energy efficient they are to their style and more. Here are a few important things to know about your windows – if you have more questions, contact our service professionals at Preferred Window & Door for more information.
One important consideration is how energy efficient your windows are. Windows that are drafty or leaky waste energy, resulting in a higher energy bill for you and wasted resources for the earth. In fact, you can cut energy costs simply by replacing existing windows in your home with energy efficient, double-paned insulated windows. You can also improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking, and weatherstripping.
Windows can last for a long time, but if you have windows that are more than two decades old, they are probably not nearly as energy efficient as you’d like to believe. In fact, most windows need to be replaced after about 20 years. If you’re not sure if your windows are in need of replacement, consider whether or not your energy bills have increased in recent years, whether or not a window is drafty when you place your hand next to it, and whether or not window panes ice or frost over in the wintertime.
You probably have never thought about the fact that windows come in a variety of different styles, and that design can affect everything from your home’s style to curb appeal, and even its value. Single and double-hung windows employ the most classic of styling, but bay windows, garden windows, and picture windows also have a strong appeal.
If you have questions about how to improve the efficiency of your windows, want to replace your home’s windows, or are curious about different window materials or design styles, contact us today. We will guide you through everything you need to know about windows for your Illinois or Indiana home or business, and a quote is always free.
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