are probably sexier ways to spend your home improvement money -- on a
shiny new bathroom or a glamorous kitchen remodel with stainless steel
appliances and granite counter tops, for example. But there are few
things as rewarding as replacing your windows and front door, which can
yield a variety of benefits, from lowered utility bills to better
soundproofing and greater curb appeal.
are obvious reasons to replace windows: the wooden frames are rotting
or the glass is broken or fogged, transforming your charming historic
home into an eyesore that sets neighbors’ tongues wagging. But there are
other reasons for replacement that might not be as readily apparent --
or as galling to the neighbors.
instance, single-pane glass windows, which are present in most homes
built before the mid-1990s, are hugely energy inefficient and allow
heating and cooling dollars to fly out the window and noise to cascade
in. At House Smart Home Improvements serving Vancouver and the Lower
Mainland, the majority of customers are switching from single pane to
double pane glass to gain more energy efficiency in their homes.
Smart Home Improvements provides ENERGY STAR® labelled windows. Energy Star windows can reduce condensation and outside noise, reduce heating
costs, and increase comfort by regulating temperature in hot and cold
to advances in technology, today’s ENERGY STAR qualified windows,
doors, and skylights offer greater savings than ever before. Replacing
old windows with ENERGY STAR qualified windows lowers household energy
bills by 7-15 percent. Lower energy consumption also reduces greenhouse
gas emissions from power plants and shrinks a house’s carbon footprint.
ENERGY STAR® windows can reduce condensation and outside noise, reduce heating
costs, protect from sun damage and fading, and increase comfort by
regulating temperature in hot and cold seasons.
They are an excellent long-term investment in comfort and value for your family and your home. Call House Smart Home Improvements today to find out more. We offer free in-home consultations. 604-585-2020.