Winters in Colorado aren’t known for being mild. While the snow makes for great skiing, it doesn’t necessarily have a good impact on your wallet. These colder temperatures often mean increased energy costs for residents in the Denver and Colorado Springs area. Fortunately, there are ways that property owners can combat these increased costs. Specifically, investing in a window replacement can help improve your home’s energy efficiency.
What Windows Do You Have Now?
Older homes often have outdated windows. While windows may not be your first thought when it comes to remodeling your home, changing out your windows can offer the dual benefits of improved curb appeal along with a warmer home in the winter (and cooler in the summer!). Whether you plan on selling your house in the near future or intend on making it your permanent home, investing in a window upgrade can drastically change the look and performance of your home.
Partner with an experienced window replacement company like Bordner, and you can choose from a range of energy-efficient windows that make it easier to maintain your home’s temperature. But what makes certain windows more energy efficient compared to other models?
Start with Energy-Efficient Products
First, some windows offer features that are known for increasing energy efficiency. For example, some window styles are constructed from multiple panes of glass. Replacing your current windows with a double or even triple-paned style adds more of a buffer against the harsh weather.
Additionally, you’ll want to check for features like weather-stripping and insulation to get the most energy efficiency for your money. A combination of additional glass panes, weather-stripping, and insulation can lead to energy savings down the road since your home’s heating or air-conditioning unit won’t have to work so hard to maintain a temperature.
Make Sure the Installation is Done Right
Second, you’ll want to hire a professional contracting team to perform your window installation. A DIY window replacement is rarely a good idea. Trying to put in new windows yourself when you don’t have the right training can actually lead to a decrease in your property’s energy efficiency, as air and moisture leaks will likely result.
Choose Low Maintenance Windows for Energy-Efficiency That Lasts
Third, consider purchasing windows that are low maintenance so that there’s less chance of them breaking. Cracks or chips in windows can further reduce your home’s energy efficiency. Some styles, such as vinyl windows, are known for being especially easy to maintain. Besides being easier to fix in case of an accident, they come with the added advantage of being just as simple to clean. Vinyl styles are easily cleaned by a quick wipe down.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency is simple when you partner with the experts at Bordner. We offer a range of window replacement options that aren’t just beautiful—they’re functional. Choose from our selection of gorgeous window styles including:
- Double hung
- … And More!
Save money when heating and cooling properties in the Denver and Colorado Springs area this year. Just give our expert team a call, and we’ll compile a free estimate! Don’t forget you can reach out to us by submitting our short, online contact form.